Fight Night

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Fight Night
Smack! I remember the thud following the force to her face. She laid there with no movement. We had paused to see if she was still alive before making any more comments. Even Bria hesitated before she ferociously walked away from the scene. At this point, I thought the fight was over. As a truck approached in the mist of the chaos, the high beams from the headlights reflect the oozing blood coming from her nose and mouth. She stood semi-confident across the street. Over the loud rap music and bass, I faintly heard her say, “I want my ‘one’ again.” Those are the words I did not expect to hear her say.
It was summer time of 2011. A time of the year I stayed out during late nights and woke up late in the noon. I had a routine of hanging out with my 17 year old cousin Bria in Hopewell. We usually made up our day spontaneously. However, this particular day was planned pretty well. On this day, we made plans to go watch her boyfriend play in a football Scrimmage. She planned to go with me and four of her friends. I was always the younger one out of the bunch, or what everyone else called me “the baby”, so I never really said much when they conversed among each other. Most of the time I did not say much because I usually did not know who or what they were talking about. Only a few times I would recognize a name here and there. The days I hung out with Bria, were always my exciting days. There was never a dull moment with her. Still, like any regular day that we hung out, this day still did not turn out as planned.
We arrived at Merner Field around 5:00 pm that day. As we walked around the track I could hear the faint sounds of clashing helmets followed by the masculine grunts in the middle of the football field. However, the sound of my cousin and her four friends’ voices were most vivid. They were being loud and jocular as usual. They made fun of anyone they…...

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