Chapter One - My Team
“Sweetheart.” Jasaun, waving his hand, signaling for the female server to come over. Their table, filled with empty bottles of champagne, had very little room for anything else. “Can I get four bottles of Cristal? My partners and I are still a little thirsty,” The smiling patron asked while he smacked the waitress on the behind.
“I don’t care what team you play for or how much money you got you bet NOT put your hands on me again!” The heavy chested waitress snapped back.
“I’m sorry baby. I tell you what since I offended you I’m going to introduce you to a few of my friends. This is Benjamin.” The Chicago Red Bulls newest sensation, Jasaun Dusable was at a strip club on the West Side of Chi town. A few players from the team gathered to celebrate advancing to the National Basketball League finals. In Jasaun’s mind, it’s about how you play the game on the court, but did he forget about not letting the game play him?
“This is also Benjamin.” Jasaun pulled out five more one hundred dollar bills one at a time.
“My five friends and I are wondering if you could round up some of your friends, and let them know the after party is in suite 110 at the Marriott Hotel. Tell them I’ve got ten thousand green other friends I would like to introduce to them, if they’re down.”
The suddenly enthused waitress took the five crisp one hundred dollar bills and started to walk away. Jasaun then smacked her on the rear again.
“That’s not a problem is it?”
“For a few more of these—”, she said. “You can smack this ass all night long!”
The waitress tightly clinched her newly found currency, and then pat herself firmly on the behind.
“I hear there are some stars in the house tonight.” A loud raspy voice was heard over the smooth, sultry music in the background.
“Ladies,” the DJ announced, “Please make Mr. Jasaun Dusable and the entire Red Bulls team at home.”
Instantaneously, ten of the finest, sexiest and most desirable strippers from the club were sitting on Jasaun’s and the rest of the Red Bulls laps.
“Hello gentlemen. I hear there’s an after party at the Marriott. Are we invited?” One of the girls asked.
“Well, that depends, my boys and I have worked up quite an appetite, and our hunger has nothing to do with food. We got the money and we got the drinks, and our legs aren’t the longest part of our anatomy,” a confident Jasaun stated.
“That’s all good baby. I’ve got something real tasty, and you better believe it will satisfy your hunger better than a Snickers bar. Let me show you.”
The dancer sat between Jasaun’s legs, took his right hand and placed it under her G-string. She slowly moved to the sound of the music, while licking the sweat from Jasaun’s forehead.
“They call me TBT.” She grinded harder and harder as Jasaun added another twenty dollar bill to her sequin G-string.
“Let’s see if you can handle this?” Jasaun took out one of the ice cold Cristal bottles and slid it between her thighs.
“Damn baby! A nigga could get lost up in there.”
“I forgot to tell you what TBT stands for.” She removed the bottle and placed it in Jasaun’s hands.
“The Bermuda Triangle is what the initials stand for.”
“Guys can we please show her some gratitude for proving the phenomena correct?” The four other Red Bulls followed Jasaun’s lead and placed one-hundred dollar bills on the table.
“I hope you boys can do more to me than this bottle. Cause if not, it’s going to be a very long night,” she said.
“Ms. TBT, I think you should change your name to the ninth wonder of the world—better yet, they should put your face right up there on Mount Rushmore.” The team laughed in unison.
“Ladies, I think it’s time to get to the after party. Why don’t you girls go get dressed and meet us outside? You will know us by the trucks with the 22’s in front.” Jasaun suggested while he puffed on a cigar.
Jasaun and crew headed outside, and eagerly waited on their entertainment for the night.
The DJ said, “Alright fellas, you’ve waited all night. Here she is, the lady that’ll make you bark and hound like lassie,—the one we simply call Sassy!”
Book Title: RED BULL
Author: Derek P. Denham
Book Genre: Fiction Urban
Release Date: May 2015
Publisher: Walker Chatman Publishing
Basketball. Dishonor. Love. Jasaun Dusable, the celebrated superstar pro basketball player of the Chicago Red Bulls, is living the life he always dreamed about in the presence of adoring fans worldwide. For all his accomplishments on and of the court, it’s the choice he made in college that haunts him and threatens everything he’s worked for. At the risk of loosing it all, Jasaun has yet another life altering decision to make. Will he withstand the pressure of having to choose between right and wrong or will be face his past and save the day likes he’s done so many times before. As those who are closest to him jockey for a position in his life, Jasaun must determine who truly has his best interest at heart from those with the most to gain from playing him. Basketball, dishonor and love are powerful influences that even Jasaun may not know how to out play.
About the Author
Derek Denham has worked in the sports and entertainment industry for over twenty years. Throughout his career, Mr. Denham encountered innumerable individuals who left an imprint on his life, cultivating his capacity to write compelling stories. Derek Denham is an actor starring in the action/thriller Corrupted Minds, a producer and writer. Derek has also appeared in stage plays, television commercials and print advertisements. RED BULL is Derek Denham’s first novel.
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