Laughter engulfs their table again as they finish their meal. The girls sit momentarily, waiting for Ricardo to reappear, so that they can pay for their meal. As they sit, across the street CJ can see the two men that had approached them earlier in the day.
"a man will be a man. Now don't get me wrong, there are good men in the world, they just don't live in LA."
With Gwen not seeing the men across the street, she asked CJ what she was talking about.
"Look across the street, remember the nigga who just couldn't help himself, because I was so beautiful. I guess she must be beautiful too, cause he can't help but be all up in her face."
"CJ," Gwen said, "you act like he's your man and you're also acting jealous."
"No, I'm just saying,"
CJ said with attitude, "that if you don't give a man your ass, he will get it somewhere else."
"As long as you're not the one giving it to him, why are you worried about who gives it to him?"
CJ whispered, "My mama told me a long time ago, that if a woman didn't need dick, a man could never get pussy. Now I hate to be so blunt in answering your question, but if most women give a man their sex, anytime they want it, that man will expect it from you and every other woman he comes in contact with." "CJ, that is ridiculous."
While Gwen sat thinking of CJ's answer, Ricardo approached the girl's table.
"Can I get you girls some dessert?"
"No thank you," Gwen answered, "here, this should cover the check."
Gwen extended her hand to give Ricardo two twenty-dollar bills.
"Keep the change,"
She said as she got up from the table.
"CJ, CJ let's go."
CJ sat still looking as though it was her man across the street.
"CJ, let's go,"
Gwen said shaking CJ out of her daze. "Oh I'm sorry, I was just thinking about something."
"Don't be sorry, let's just go OK."
CJ rose from the table. Gwen could tell that something was bothering CJ but she didn't ask what.
"Hey," CJ asked Gwen, "would you like to go back to my place and talk?"