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It wasn’t a dream, it was more of a flashback, so real, so like yesterday and so complicated. His life had never been the same after that. It certainly wasn’t the same for his brother, Michael. Thank God he survived the gunshot, but Maria, sweet Maria died that day. Malcolm was charged with murder and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison. The only thing that saved him from a life sentence was the fact that he had acted in rage and the crime wasn’t premeditated. In that regard he caught a break.
What the fuck! Somebody’s bathing in my tub? He just couldn’t figure it out. Jordan crept to his bathroom, shoved open the double doors, and quickly lifted his weapon. ” Jordan cried out. His heart raced like a NASCAR driver around Charlotte Speedway. “What the fuck? Man, what the fuck are you doing here? ” Jerrell laughed and waved his arm, dismissing Jordan. Bubbles from the tub flew through the air. ” Jordan asked. “What the fuck are you doing in my tub? ” “Damn, thanks for all the love, partner,” Jerrell told him.
Her suspicions were confirmed when two fiftysomething, super-rich-looking white women strolled into the store. “Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Emily, I will be with you two young ladies in just a moment,” Carlos told them. “You are rocking that new hairdo, Ms. Emily. ” The white women could not stop smiling, blushing, and gushing at Carlos. “Now, Ms. ” TRUE TO THE GAME II 25 Again, Gena smiled. Even if she hadn’t originally planned on purchasing this many items, Carlos had sold her on them. His service and salesmanship were excellent, and he made her want to give him her money.