Bluford Series - Someone to Love Me - Book 4

  • Chapter 1

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    Cindy Gibson tripped over a stack of magazines in the middle of the living room, bumped her knee against the sharp corner of the coffee table, and dropped a can of cat food on the floor.

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    Cindy

    “Ouch, my leg!”

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    she howled.

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    Cindy

    “This place is a freakin’ mess!”

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    Her two cats, Theo and Cleo, scurried beneath the table.

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  • Lorraine, Cindy’s mother, came out of her bedroom carrying a small mirror.

  • She peered at her reflection as she walked, carefully examining the lipstick she had just put on.

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    Lorraine

    “Stop whinin’, baby.

  • Just straighten things up before you leave for school.

  • I’m late for work.”

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    Cindy

    “I’m not going to school today,”

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    Cindy declared.

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  • She waited to see if her moth­er would get angry and insist that she go.

  • Cindy was a freshman at Bluford High, and even though it was only October, she had already missed several days of school.

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    Lorraine

    “You better go to school, baby,”

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    her mother said, touching up her eye make­up.

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    Lorraine

    “If you drop out at your age, you’ll end up like me, in your thirties waitin’ tables at some grease pit for next to nothing.

  • This ain’t the kinda life you wanna have, girl.

  • Believe me on that.