Bluford Series - A Matter of Trust - Book 2

  • Chapter 1

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    Darcy Wills clenched her hands so hard that her fingernails dug into her palms.

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  • Hakeem Randall was walking to the front of the classroom to give his English report on Macbeth.

  • He was a good student, but when he got nervous, he stuttered.

  • Darcy dreaded this moment.

  • She knew that if he began to stutter, the class would show no mercy.

  • Just thinking about how embarrassed he would be made her cringe.

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    Darcy

    “Oh, Tarah,”

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    Darcy whispered to her friend,

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    Darcy

    “I feel so bad for him!”

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    Tarah Carson turned a stern eye on Darcy,

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    Tarah

    “Girl, he gotta fight this battle himself by doin’ just what he’s doin’, facin’ it.”

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    Darcy had been dating Hakeem for just a few weeks, but at times it seemed that she had known him forever.

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  • He was a tall, handsome boy with a lot going for him— he was a good student, a great singer and guitar player, and a really nice person.

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    Hakeem

    “My report on Macbeth,”

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    Hakeem began,

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    Hakeem

    “is about how g-g-guilt p-p­played an important p-p-part in the story.”

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    Darcy’s worst fears were coming true.

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  • She had never heard him stutter so badly.

  • A soft ripple of laughter began in the back row and spread around the room.