It was a strange feeling to be in a club and not feel invisible.
At DIVAS there were chubby chicks, curvy girls, fat ladies and everything in between and there was someone for everyone.
Paige and Reese knew everyone there and everyone there wanted to know me. Droves of men would come over and kiss Paige and Reese hello, and then wink at me, kiss my hand or ask “Who’s your friend?”
It felt nice.
“C’mon, lets dance” Reese said, grabbing my arm.
Now, when I hang out with my model friends Kenzie, Annie and Emilie, we hit the dance floor and inevitably they partner off with different guys, leaving me alone on the dance floor.
When Reese and I stepped onto the floor it was totally different.
Reese was a good dancer and I was working it too, Reese took my hand and twirled me around as we moved and swayed laughing, I felt all eyes on us. Two men made their way across the floor towards us.
With no words, one of the men slipped his hand around my waist and before I knew it, our legs were intertwined, my arms were around his shoulders and he was sliding his hands over my hips. I looked over at Reese, she caught my eye and winked.
His name was Darren, he was from New Jersey and he drove out to DIVAS whenever he could. He wore a little too much cologne, but he was a good dancer. We danced a few songs when I realized I hadn’t seen Paige in a while.
I caught a glimpse of her on one of the couches and made my way over.
“What’s up?” I asked. “Are you okay?”
“Yeah, I’m fine, I’m just… waiting”
“I’m supposed to meet this guy Tony Lake, tonight.” she replied looking over my shoulder.
According to Paige, she met Tony Lake at one of the DIVAS parties a few weeks back and earlier in the week, they went on their first date. He invited her to a party, introduced her to some friends of his and at the end of the night told her about how he wanted to eventually settle down and have a family.
It was at that point that she slept with him.
“Anyway, we promised to meet here and I’m going home with him again tonight… There he is!” Paige shrieked.
She quickly downed the rest of her drink and smoothing her hair, she jumped up and pushed her way through the crowd, leaving me alone on the couch. Reese and I spent the rest of the night dancing with guys and enjoying the drinks some of them bought us. I was dancing with Darren again when Reese rushed over and grabbed my arm.
“Paige is outside. I need your help,” she said.
I was confused but before I could ask questions Reese was pulling me off the dance floor.
I followed Reese out of the club. As we turned the corner, I heard the sound of tires screeching as a red car sped past us. Paige was in the middle of the street running after the car and screaming at the top of her lungs.
“WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!”
I stood frozen as Reese ran over and took Paige by the shoulders, leading her out of the street and onto the sidewalk. Paige was sobbing, and Reese sat her down on a nearby bench. I reached into my purse for a tissue and handed it to Paige.
“I didn’t mean to make a scene,” Paige said “but he… he LIED! We were supposed to go home together tonight and he just left with another girl!”
“This is what happens when you hook up on the first date” Reese muttered.
Paige looked up at me, her wide eyes filled with tears “He introduced me to his friends! He said he was getting ready to start settling down!”
“I’m so sorry” I said, not knowing what else to say.
Reese stood up and pulled out her car keys “Tony Lake is a player,” she said. “There’s nothing we can really do about it now, Paige. Its late, so lets get the hell out of here.”