On this fateful day, Gerald got a phone call from a childhood female friend, whose name is Janice. Her sister ( Queen) was coming here to look for a job and she didn’t have anywhere to stay. She wanted to relocate to a larger urban area, and it would probably take her a month or so to get situated. Knowing I had an empty bedroom, she was curious if she might be able to stay with me.
“Why me?” I asked. “Wait! You have a sister?”….” Oh that’s true now I remember”
“Yeah.” She admitted. “She doesn’t like me very much, always been the bratty kid sister.”
“What can I say?” He shrugged. “So…?”
“Again, why me?” I pressed.
“Well.” He paused. “First, she’s short on funds.” “Second, you’re one of the few people I trust.” “And third… well, to be honest, she’s a bit… difficult.”
“Trust?” I queried.
“We may not get along, but she is my sister.” He answered. “I don’t want her living with some pervert rapist.”
“Difficult?” She repeated.
“Yeah.” He admitted.
“She speaks her mind and very blunt.”
“So why again do I want this job?” Heprobed. “Sounds like I might be risking my life.” “Also sounds like she can handle the likes of any pervert rapists she might run across.”
“You’re the most level-headed guy I know.” She answered. “I figure you probably won’t kill her if she mouths off, and you’re smart enough not to provoke her.”
“You will make a lousy car salesman.” I laughed.
“I appreciate the honesty.” “So…” He paused.
“What do I tell her?”
“As long as she leaves me alone, I’ll leave her alone.” I said. “She can stay.” “I don’t expect her to be a troublesome, but I don’t have time for drama.”
“Am so grateful.” She gushed. “I owe you big time… but if you lay a finger on her, if she doesn’t kill you, I will.”
“No pressure there.” He laughed. If she looked anything like him, he had nothing to fear.
Later that week, she showed up, her car crammed full with all her stuff.
“ Good afternoon, You Gerald?” She growled.
“That’s me.” I answered.
She stated. “Can you show me my room?”
This was going well….not. At least she didn’t look like Janice, she was actually quite pretty. He just have to get use to his friend’s sister.
I showed her the room, and went out to carry in a load of stuff.