Ariel Part 2 of 3
Ariel: Since I’ve left [my babies’ daddy] I’ve had to file twelve stocking charges against him. He’s drug me in the woods, beat the hell out of me. He’s deranged. He’s a lunatic. It’s almost like, If I can’t have you, can’t nobody have you. He’s a psycho.
BW: Do you regret being with him?
Ariel: No. Because I thank God for my children. At one point in our lives he wasn’t like that. I don’t know what provoked his mind and his soul. I guess he fell victim to the old boulevard.
That’s what I be trying to tell the police. I’ve had to call so much. What is he gonna have to do, kill me before you do anything to this man? Because he means me absolutely no good. Before I’ll let him take mine, of course I’ll take his life. I’m not trying to go down that road but I’m not going to idly stand by and let him take my life from me. I’ll shoot the shit out of him and keep it moving. But I’ve told the police. I just hope they do something. When you put fear in a woman, they’ll fuck you up. Ain’t no telling what she’ll do. Fuck you, put you to sleep and kill you.
BW: Have you ever had a serious relationship with anyone besides him?
Ariel: No, he was the only one I been in love with. I still love him. He just needs guidance, that’s all.
[Pointing to the woods] Those are the woods he drug me into. The same street I hustle on. He beat the shit out of me. He broke two of my ribs. They still broke because I don’t have insurance and I ain’t going to no hospital so they can break my shit again.
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