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Monsters Inside Me, Part 3

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Demario Johnson is the funniest influential comedian, talk, and game show hostess. A man loved and looked up to by many. He’s every little boy idol, looked up to by countless little girls and admired by many women.

He is a man who has accomplished so much, and yet he is sitting alone on a bridge crying. Demario has an alcohol bottle in one hand and his shoes in the other one. His tarnish reputation left him hurt, and he has not been able to collect his thoughts or pull himself together afterward.

He tried to call his girlfriend. Destiny, to talk to her, but she refuses to answer the telephone. It tarnished his reputation after a video surfaced from a wild party he threw and aired for millions of viewers to see.

It’s cold, and the wind is howling as Demario sits and cries. All he can think and speak out loud, “I am a winner, a born winner. I should not be sitting here alone, miserable. I deserved to be loved. I will overcome, and I need to take my life back.”

Maybe a second chance is in the making for Demario. There are very few mistakes a man who wants to bounce back can’t recover. Although one can’t help but wonder, did the harmful mistake he made teach him a lesson?

Destiny drives up close to the location and puts the car in park. She sits in the car and watches Demario from a short distance for a few minutes, as it is still hard for her to deal with all she viewed on the recording.

Thinking to herself, Demario can bounce back, and hopefully, the exposure has taught him to have ethics and respect for himself at all times, and maybe after this heartache, he will learn that our “love prevails.” She sits and talks to herself as she watches Demario. “Getting sudden things wrong is a normal part of life. And it is a way of learning, and I’ve made plenty of mistakes myself.

After five minutes of talking to herself, she convinced herself to start the car up and drive over to Demario. Destiny gets out of the car, walks up to him, and leans down to take his hand to assist him up to his feet.

His hands cold as ice, and his face was pale with a mixture of red. Destiny walks over to Demario, and helps him to her car, and sits him in the passenger seat. Then she starts the car and turns on the heat to warm his body as they both looked at each other.

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After staring at Demario for a few minutes, Destiny said, “How are you?” Demario opens his mouth to talk, but he could not get the words out. He opens his mouth and tried a second time his mouth shivers, and again the word would not come out.

Destiny took the lead and said to Demario, let me start the conversation as you get yourself together. I see your pain, and I am trying to understand. I know making mistakes is part of life and living. There is a lesson for you to learn from your mistakes. And education is not anything like going to school or any class curriculum.

I care about you and can help, said Destiny. Also, I want to be available and supportive to you. But before I commit to anything, we need an understanding. I will not put up with a weak man looking for my sympathy. I do not deal with people who play the victim card. You need to accept your responsibility and your part in your downfall.

If you feel you can’t pull yourself together, I need you to tell me now. We don’t need to waste each other’s time. I don’t deal with or hang around people who neglect to face their problems; Come back fighting and not act as if it’s the end of the world or you out for the count. I refuse to surround myself with losers or people who give up the first time a problem comes along.

You can bounce back, and that’s the simple part. What you may see as hard is letting go of the hurt to move forward to keep yourself from walking around looking like a victim.
You can do it as well, and you have to learn from your mistakes. You need to stand up and admit your mistake and face the issue head-on so you can move forward with your life.

Destiny shared with Demario what she believes for the relationship they shared, I believe in you and me. What she shares with Demario were similar to the lyric of a Whitney Houston song, Lyrics, “I believe in you and me. I believe we will be, In love eternally, As far as I can see, You will always be, The one for me, Oh yes you will, I believe in dreams again, I believe that love will never end, And like the river finds the sea, I was lost now I’m free, I believe in you and me.”

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“Maybe I'm a fool, To feel the way I do, But I would play the fool forever, Just to be with you forever, I believe in miracles, Love's a miracle, And baby, you're a dream come true, I was lost now I'm free, I believe in you and me, I was lost now I'm free girl, I believe in you and me.”

After hearing the words out of Destiny's mouth, Demario was so dazzled and delighted. He felt he could do anything, he even believed he might be sleeping and dreaming, and if he was, he felt similar to the lyric from Queen's song, “Don't Stop Me Now.” The Lyrics, I'm a shooting star, leaping through the sky, like a tiger defying the laws of gravity, I'm a racing car, passing by like Lady Godiva, I'm gonna go, go, go, there's no stopping me.

After Destiny talks with Demario, he was willing to fight for his life. Destiny made a call to D. L. E. Entertainment representing Demario and shared with them when they aired a recording from a private party without permission; it is illegal. She also shared with the TV station what she requests they do to assist with the mistake they made by airing the recording. She required them to correct their error and allow Demario a TV retreat. The retreat is, 'Don't Judge Until,’ all of the ‘Facts In,’ they agreed.

She also issued a public statement, warning viewers who seen the recording not to make judgments until “All of the Facts” are in, adding, “Demario and myself will make a public speech later today.” The speech was made and as usual, Demario was headed in the direction of bouncing back, it was a success. After rehearsal, a month later, Demario did a TV retreat called 'Don't Judge until “All of the Facts Right.”

The retreat was a sellout, every seat was filled and some people still wanted tickets, but unable to get them, it was a sell-out. Again, Destiny is the wise thinker who assists Demario to bounce back. During the retreat, he shared his childhood drama and how hard he worked to become the man he is today. He begins by encouraging viewers and sharing, "Before you start criticizing, you should get your facts straight."

Demario even shared with the group everyone deserves another chance, a shot at getting right what they did wrong. He allows people to ask a question, some spoke on their downfall and took to heart Demario's advice. Demario shared helpful information and continued his retreat with encouraging words and saying, “We all has made some kind of mistake, fallen short at one point or another in life as nobody perfect.

He assists people to understand mistake is how everybody grows and the most important thing is to learn from it, and move forward to bigger and better things.” Just before the retreat ended Demario received a stand ovation and he wanted to end it by thanking everybody for coming, and he said most important people please be careful how you seek to get information from sources that are not reliable.

Just as Demario was ending the retreats Dolly walks into the room, what are her intentions? Will her presence affect Demario before he has completely ended his retreat? How does Destiny feel about her being present and will she front Dolly?

Stay tuned as I provide the answer to all the questions asks and reveal so much more about Demario’s future as he makes an attempt to re-establish his reputation, and move forward in life in part 4 of Monsters inside of me.

Monsters Inside Me, Part 3

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© 2019 Pam Morris

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