2.14 One of them: Pillow Talk
“Miss Chanel I am a man of my word.” Mayor Cabrera said as he handed Angelica a stack of hundred dollar bills. Angelica was stunned by the amount of money he had handed her. She thumbed through the bills and counted a thousand dollars.
“All this for me dancing on a stage ten feet away from you?" "You wouldn’t be trying to buy something else now would you mayor Cabrera?” Angelica asked.
“Of course not.” He said with a mischievous grin.
“Good because you don’t enough money to buy me.” She replied cockily.
Diego laughed, “I like you.”
“I can’t imagine that a man like you would like a girl with a sassy attitude like me.” She said.
“I admire a woman who speaks her mind.” Diego said. “And I love a woman who knows her worth.” He added.
“That’s ironic a stripper who knows her worth.” Kimura laughed.
“I believe these regular women could learn something from these strippers.” Diego told Kimura.
“Enlighten me.” Kimura said curiously.
“In my hood women give themselves body and soul to no good men and expect little to nothing in return, but in this environment nothing’s free.” Diego said. “These women in there won’t even talk to you for free.” He added.
“I know, I have taught them well.” Kimura said with a smile.
Diego turned to look at Angelica. “It's not just about the money any man that wants you should be willing to work for it, pay for it or beg for it.” Diego said.
“Are you talking about yourself Mr. Powers?” Angelica asked.
“Of course, I’m not to proud to beg.” He said with a grin as he grabbed her hand and kissed it. “So what’s up with you are you single or what?” he asked.
“I’m married.” She answered.
“Your husband let's you work in here as fine as you are?” he asked.
Angelica giggled, “Keep it up flattery gets you everywhere.” Angelica smiled.
“Will it get me a dance in one of those private rooms?” he asked.
“I don’t know the mayor just gave me a thousand to dance on stage, what you got?” She asked.
Kimura smiled, “I knew making you the manager was a good move.”
“You are going to have to give this one a raise.” Mayor Cabrera said.
“Two hundred and fifty gets you a hour and a bottle of champagne.” Angelica said. “Then there’s what you have to give me.” She added.
“Tell me what you are worth.” Diego stated.
“You don’t have enough to pay me what I’m worth but I’ll make you a deal.” She replied.
“How do you know what I got?” he asked.
“I don’t but I know what you don’t got, me.” She replied. “Having me would be an upgrade on your entire life.” She added. “You can’t put a price on success papi.” She smiled.
“How about two thousand?” he asked.
“That’s a start.” She said as she stood up and took Diego’s hand.
Daniel watched from the bar as Angelica led Diego into one of the private rooms and Kimura walked mayor Cabrera out. “Hey where is Chanel going?” Daniel asked Han.
“It's probably better if you don’t know.” Han laughed.
“What do you mean?” Daniel asked angrily as he grabbed Han by his collar.
“Hey don’t kill the messenger money entices even the most faithful of women.” Han said. “But who knows they might just talk, I highly doubt it but stranger things have happened.” Han told him.
“Is Kimura forcing my wife to sleep with that guy?” Daniel asked as he let Han go.
“No, man." "That’s up to her.” He replied.
Daniel nodded his head. “Okay.” He said calmly as he started towards the private rooms.
“Hey! Carter I’m telling you, you do not want to do that.” Han said as he grabbed Daniel’s arm.
“Get your hands off me!” Daniel exclaimed.
“Okay my bad.” Han said backing off.
Daniel stormed past the guards into the private room where Angelica was with Diego. “You look worried.” Angelica said with a cocky grin as Daniel burst into the room.
Daniel looked around the room and his emotions went from anger to confusion. “What’s wrong with him?” Daniel asked when he saw Diego.
“He’s drunk, he’s a lightweight.” She laughed. Diego was passed out on the couch and snoring loudly. Angelica got up from the couch and slinked provocatively over to Daniel. “He sang like a canary, I know what Kimura and the Mayor are up to.” She whispered in his ear.
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