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Frankincense &Lavender

by Majique MiMi 4 months ago in literature
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Frankincense &Lavender
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It took a cone full of Luke’s strongest indica before Cedric was able to move his leg without wincing. But eventhough Cedric could move, he and Luke stayed put. They were quiet for a few moments until they heard what sounded like wind chimes in the distance.

“You hang somethin new that jangles?” Luke asked as he tried to pass Cedric a tiny ember that was in between his fingers.

Cedric shook his head, so Luke finished up the cone.

“Nah, wind chimes are good in theory, and ya think they’d be peaceful…” Cedric started.

“Yeah, until you get a strong wind storm and next thing you know, you got little metal bars damn near breakin your windows.” Luke finished.

Cedric’s eyes widened, “Your wind chimes broke through your windows?!” He asked with sincere shock.

Luke laughed and waived him off, “Nah that’s what I was tryna explain to Betts. But she wasn’t taking any chances cuz we done spent all that money replacing the windows last year.”

“Yeah, when I did mine, it cost me a pretty penny, so I can’t say I blame her there.”

“But you got the protection plan tho, right C?”

Cedric nodded and began to position himself to get off the bed, “Of course, you want coffee?”

Luke nodded and began to get up from a chair when he too began to wince.

“Your knee too?” Cedric asked as he began to move a little quicker when the sound of wind chimes filled the room.

“Yeah must be all the daggone Spring rain we’ve been gettin. Great for the garden, but not so good on the joints no more.”

Luke paused as he was watching his friend become animated and almost giddy. Normally he would’ve chalked it up to the cone they both smoked, but this particular strain would just make one relax.

Then they both heard the chimes again.

“C, where the hell is that comin from?! Sounds like you done hung wind chimes inside your patio and then turned a fan on up in here!” Luke said just a little more adamantly as he began to feel good enough himself to follow his friend onto the patio. Just as he did, he saw Cedric pick up his phone that he left out on the coffee bar.

Cedric then showed Luke the phone, “The wind chimes.” He then put the phone in his pajama pants pocket.

The pair gingerly walked around each other as they made their own coffees.

“Is that like an alarm or something for you, I thought you didn’t need a reminder for pills no mo cuz we both in the program.”

Cedric chuckled as he limped over to the sittin area, took the phone out of his pocket and set it on the table.

“You know what Luke, if I ain’t no any better, I reckon that you were inferring that I ain’t got no friends other than you.”

Luke laughed as he also walked gingerly over to the sitting area across from Cedric and sat down with his coffee.

“Man please, we know all the same folk from over there at the yard and you ain’t assign none of those big ol bammas we work with that Twinkle bell ringtone.”

Cedric took a sip of his coffee and the bells rang again. But this time the face of Cedric’s phone lit up and the name displayed said, “Lil Mama”.

Luke sat straight up and looked at Cedric with a shocked expression. Cedric ignored him and got up from his seat to walk back over to his kitchen area,

“You want a cookie, donut, somethin?”

“I’m good. But I’m fittin to call this here Lil Mama back and see what she wanted.” Luke said holding the phone up, and much to Cedric’s chagrin, he tapped the green circle at the bottom of the phone.

***Hazelnut Cream Cappuccino with a Vanilla splash & hazelnut creamer along with a sativa espresso caramel 🍬


About the author

Majique MiMi

You can call me MiMi. I’m a Brain Aneurysm & Stroke Survivor & Former English Professor. I write to stay sane and to keep gratitude in my Spirit & Praises in my mouth.

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