Homieo and Jahlayah

Once upon time there were two teens who once lived in the inner city of Detroit. Homieo was from they Eastside of  Detriot, the young boy caught feelings for Jahlayah while attending school but the only issue was, Jahlayah was from the west side of the city and Homieo was from the East side of the city and both sides have had a long lasting fued before the teens were even thought of. Jahlayah knew Homieo had a crush on her but she aslo knew that her father and his friends were not going to be happy seeing her with a "East Peasant," so she always tried to keep Homieo in the friend zone no matter how he felt. over time the teens would sit together at lunch, vist eachother at home, and go to Pistons games  despite the fued between  thier sides of the city. Once the teens Graduated and learned they both got accepted into attending Wayne State University they went out and Celebrated in Downtown Detroit in Greektown. After a long night of partying the teens decied to stop at Cold Stone to get some Ice Cream, Jahlayah began telling Homieo about how alone and scared she felt about ateeneing college with all new people, and Homieo said "you got me, its Us, were going to go through this together," and hugged her. As Homieo hugged jahlayah, she closed her eyes and inhaled and as she exhaled she said "I love you." 2 weeks later the teens decied to secertly ride the train to Chicago and get hitched, the only person who knew that that they left was jahlayah's cousin becuse they shared loactions from their phones just anything serious happened and she needed to find her quickly. When the teens got back they learned that there was a shoot out at a local westside barber shop and a young kid from the eastside was killed was shot in the leg for thowing up a eastside sign after being denied a hair cut because the westsied barbershop only cut kids hair that were from the westside. The Fued is now at is boiling point and everyone from the eastcide want "smoke",,, in other words, WAR. Homieo stopped at his sisters  house after dropping jahlayah at home to relax. when he got there he expexted asked "where is Santanna?" Santana was Homieo's nephew, before she could anwser him she burst out into tears "he's... at..." she couldnt get it out, she could bare to tell her brother that his one and oly nephew was dead. Homieo held his sister and said "what the deal, break it down sis," she had finally calmed down and said "santanna was shot-" Homieo grabbed his keys "whats his hospital room number, I need to see him, is he alright?" she grabbed his arm befrore he could walk out the door and said "he's gone." as the tears began to drop from homieo's face he began to get agressive "who did it, why, tell me now!" she said explained how she took him to the westside barbershop becase the wait was too long at the eastside barbershop and they shot him for being on the wrong side. hoimieo got upset and asked around town who shot is nephew santanna and learned that it was a westsider that he had always been at odds with since high school, and killed him the next day. Jahlayahs d dad was a head learder of the west side and sent out a tweet giving rules on what to do if Homieo was to ever step foot onthe west side again amd the rules were " end his life." nobody knew the teens were married so jahlayah was hurt to learn the cirrcumstances of the situation and was distraught to learn that here parents had set her up on a date with a fairly popular boy from the westside who would also be attening Wayne State University. Jahlayah texted her cousin and asked her what she should do inorder to avoid the date and her cousin to hideout at Homieo's house on the eastside of the city so nobody would be able to find her. she snuck in to Homieo's room and slept under the bed, they plan went well and now everyone on the westside has word that jahlayah is "missing." when romeo doesnt get a text back after 4 hours that day and learns that theres a hit out for him he rides around town to get things off his mind because he belives that jahlayah doesnt want t be with him anymore becuse he still hasnt gotten at text back after 13 hour now. He made a plan to sneak into her house and try to "win her back" and to also make sure she was okay. Homieo had never been inside of jahlayahs house so he wasn't sure where her room was so he decided to oppen every door he commes acroos but he oppened the door where her dad was and he was caught so he began running through the house her rain uo the sairs and went through the first door he saw which spelled jahlayah in big pink bold letters and hd under the bed . Jahlayah died of starvation under Homieo's bed and Homieo was shot and killed after being found under Jahlayah's bed by her dad. once the Deroit police depertement investgated the situation and found marraige papers and searhed Homieo's home and found the young teen dead the cities mourned together after learning that the runnaway was about the love between the teens and the two sides pf the cites ened their fued. 

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Comments

Fitzy Marlote

It's obvious that West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet both inspired this. There's a big difference between a poem in free-verse and a short story. The above is definitely a short story. It reads like a rough draft; as if it had just been transferred from brain to paper. A well written, proof read, well editted version would've been more pleasing. Lastly; it left several questions unanswered.

Fitzy Marlote

It's obvious that West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet both inspired this. There's a big difference between a poem in free-verse and a short story. The above is definitely a short story. It reads like a rough draft; as if it had just been transferred from brain to paper. A well written, proof read, well editted version would've been more pleasing. Lastly; it left several questions unanswered.

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