Monday, June 29, 2015

Chapter 261 The Bitch is back





Ronnie scrunched up his face. “I think somebody did a real stinker,” he said.

Well, don't look at me!” Cassandra said. “I've been potty trained for a few years now.”

He laughed. “Good to know, but I was talking about Andrea,” he said, just as she started fussing and whimpering in discomfort. “Come here, cutie.”

Give her here then. It's not like you know what to do,” Cassandra said, holding her arms out for the baby.

You girls think you know everything...”

That's because we do,” she retorted. “Give me the baby.”

No! I can change a diaper, you know,” Ron said, all indignant. “I'm a godfather.”

She scoffed. “Oh, really? You ever put a severed horse head in someone's bed?”

He burst out laughing again and shook his head. “No, but that won't help change a diaper, so I think I'm good.”

Shows how much you know. You need a different sort of fortitude to handle this stuff,” she said squeezing his bicep. “Yeah, you could sever a head no problem but...”

Cassie, I would never cut off a poor animal's head, but I can deal with poop.”

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Chapter 260 Only Pretending


Sophie grabbed the remote and pointed it at the giant TV as if it were a Glock ready to pop off an intruder's head. Man, was she pissed! And Simon wasn't even the reason for it...well, not entirely.

She plopped down onto the plush sofa clicking with abandon through the endless channels, but she was only pretending... pretending that she was searching the tube for something to watch. She flipped through inane kids' programs, stupid talk shows and boring wartime docudramas without paying the least bit of attention to any of them. All her attention, after all, was focused elsewhere, just beyond the living room-- where she sat-- looking through the archway  past the foyer across into the dining room where Cassandra and Ronnie were trying to feed the baby and seemingly having the time of their lives doing it.

Surreptitiously Sophie watched the way-too chummy behavior of her supposed best friend with Ronnie, the love of her life. There they were talking about their days in biology and math class and laughing and joking and having far too much fun all while playing silly games with the baby.

Some friend,” Sophie muttered through clenched teeth.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Chapter 259 Get Some Attention




Seriously, what is wrong with those two?” Simon said, shaking his head as his brother and Cassandra delighted in the now wide awake and wiggling, cooing baby.

Tell me 'bout it. You'd think it was their own baby!” Sophie said, grumpily. “Maybe if I strap on a diaper and drool a bit I'll get some attention around here.”

Simon turned his gaze on her. “Jealous are we?”

Of what?”

You tell me,” he replied, turning the chess board around and playing the white pieces, which were supposed to be Cassandra's.

Are you cheating so Cassie loses?” she said.

Isn't it obvious she's done playing with me?”

Well...mind if I play for her?”

Monday, June 1, 2015

Chapter 258 You've had enough



Are you sure you've had enough?”

Sophie looked up and smiled at Simon's scowling face. “For now,” she said, savoring the last bite of a delicious apple crumb cake.

Don't know how your parents didn't go broke feeding you,” he muttered, looking at all the empty dessert dishes in front of her.

They managed,” she replied. “And don't worry, Simon. I'll pay for my lunch so your mom doesn't go broke now. So you won't have to quit med school or work your way through school. Happy now?”

I'm already working through school, for your information,” Simon retorted.

Hmm...never woulda guessed it,” she mumbled.

Catherine chuckled. “Victor pays for school, but I've had to feed Ronnie for nearly twenty years and I still can afford the best,” she said, pointing her Prada-clad toes and admiring how sexy they looked. “If he couldn't manage putting us in the poor house, I doubt you could during one lunch, Sophie.”

Doesn't look like Ronnie eats that much,” Cassandra said.

What?” Ronnie said, without looking up from his phone where he had just received a text. “What did I do?”

Ronald, you know how I feel about phones at the table,” Catherine said, irritably.

But it's Dad,” he said. “I gotta answer him or he'll freak.”