Bluford Series - Blood is Thicker - Book 8

  • Chapter 1

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    Hakeem

    “Goodbye, Darcy,”

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    Hakeem Randall said, gently letting go of Darcy Wills, his girlfriend for the past year.

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  • The tears in her eyes were like daggers slicing deep into his heart.

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    Darcy

    “Goodbye, Hakeem.”

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    He watched her walk down the short driveway.

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  • If there was anything he could do to stop his family from moving away, he would have done it.

  • But the decision was out of his hands.

  • Squinting under the Monday morn­ing sun, Hakeem felt like someone had wrapped him in a heavy blanket of gloom.

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    He wouldn’t see Darcy again this summer.

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  • Maybe not ever.

  • And in just a matter of hours, his old friends at Bluford High School and his home in southern California would be thousands of miles away.

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    Hakeem

    “I’m gonna miss you, girl,”

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    he mum­bled as Darcy turned the corner and dis­appeared.

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    Hakeem

    “You and everything else.”

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    Just weeks ago, his parents had in­formed him that they were moving the family to Detroit to live with Uncle James and Aunt Lorraine.

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  • The news struck Hakeem like a bomb blast, turning his world upside down overnight.

  • Yet, as bad as it was, the announcement wasn’t the worst thing he heard recently.

  • Five months ago, his father was diag­nosed with kidney cancer.

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    Surgery, chemotherapy, and the sickness it caused had reduced Dad’s strength so much that he could no longer perform his job as a warehouse manager.

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