Where He Brought Me From
Chapter 4: Family Reunion
4.5 Family: Hater
Jessica wanted to curse Jennifer out so bad but she wasn’t going to allow her vindictive sister to make her act out in front of Kash. “Jessica aren’t you excited to see mom?” Jennifer asked trying to get a reaction out of Jessica.
“Yeah that’s great.“ Jessica said as she began eating.
Jennifer could see she was going to have to do more to get the reaction she wanted out of Jessica. She wanted to embarrass her in front of her new boyfriend. Jennifer wanted Jessica to know that she was not anything special just because she has a rich boyfriend and a record deal. Jennifer began to chuckle to herself.
“Jessica remember that time you got arrested back home?” She asked. Jessica looked up from her dinner at Jennifer with a look of anger and disbelief. When Jennifer saw that she was getting to Jessica she decided to keep going. “You remember, the first time you were arrested, for drugs.” Jennifer said. The entire table looked uncomfortable as Jennifer went on. “My moms going to be so proud of my sister.” Jennifer said to Kash. “My sister has come so far from a couple of years ago.” She added. “How many times were you arrested? Three times wasn’t it?” Jennifer asked. “The first time it was marijuana, then the criminal mischief charge and last but not least the DUI for hitting a cop car.” She laughed. “Remember when the whole family found out you were stripping?” Jennifer asked still laughing.
“Okay that’s enough Jennifer.“ Roger said.
“What? Its not a secret.” Jennifer replied. “I’m sure she told Kash already.” She added. “Didn’t you Jessica?” she asked.
Jessica was furious and everyone could tell. She was gearing up to tell Jennifer off when Kash grabbed Jessica’s thigh underneath the table to stop her from speaking. “I know everything I need to know about Jessica.” Kash said. “And I am very disgusted that you would accept an invitation to come and celebrate her success and use this moment to try and embarrass her.” He added. “She has nothing to be ashamed about but you should be very ashamed of yourself.” He said. “Continue your dinner I will pick up the check but we are leaving.” Kash said as he and Jessica got up from the table. “It was nice meeting you Roger.” He added as they left.
Kash and Jessica walked outside and got in his limo. As soon as the driver shut the door Jessica began to cry. She wanted so desperately to be close to her family but they always made it hard. She felt as if they didn’t like her. They never supported her in anything she’s ever done and they always criticized and ridiculed her. Jessica spent so much of her life trying to impress them because she wanted them to love her.
“Don’t cry.” Kash said as he wrapped his arms around her. “Don’t let her pull you down to her level.” He said. “She’s beneath you and she’s mad about it.” He added. “People always bring up your past when your future starts looking brighter than theirs.” He continued. Kash wiped the tears from Jessica’s face with his fingers. “Your past is a process not a definition, it doesn’t define you it refines you.” He said. “I want to take you somewhere.” Kash told her. Kash pressed the intercom to speak with the driver. “Take us by the church.” He said.