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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Only Children

THREE DAYS LATER-
A gaggle of reporters and camera men were in our office.....
Former Porn Actress, Natasha Billups smiled...

"Boys, I am not allowed to speak on my pending lawsuit against ASA Beckett....You'll have to speak to my attorneys.." she said smiling..

"Who cares? We're not here to see you." said a reporter....

Her mouth dropped open....



 They were here to photograph and interview, Sofia, myself and Khalil...We had just won a landmark immigration case...A Class Action Suit, argued before the state Supreme Court...Saved 30 individuals from being deported and secured their green cards ,which would secure them until they achieved their citizenship.
''We are so proud of these relatively new attorneys at our firm and proof that diversity is good for the country ,good for everything.." said Mr. McClusky...one of the partners... "And this is the woman who put it together...Our Sr. Associate Attorney, Ms. Yvette Jones.." he said..
"I am so proud of them...Everyday I am prouder and prouder of these guys.." gushed Ms. Yvette


It was a major class action suit.....We took photos with Mr. McClusky and Ms. Yvette.....

Obviously stung that she wasn't the center of attention.....Natasha asked Bee Bee...

"Those are Yvette's uh charges too?"

"Yupper....The one in the dark suit with the beard is my boo....." said Yvette...
Bee Bee waved at me...I waved back...
"Ouu girl ,he is cute...." she said...
''The Latina attorney is my room mate

 and the other guy,

The Arab attorney is her boyfriend...Ms. Yvette handpicked the four of us and brought us to her firm..."said Bee Bee..
''Wow...Fresh out of law school huh?" asked Natasha..
"The Four of us had high LSAT scores and graduated near the top of our class and had high Bar Exam scores...."said Bee Bee proudly...

"Just like her...hmmph!  It figures..." said Natasha...''She was always a bookworm...Some what of a nerd....I took her away from all of that...Taught her how to live, how to dress...

She didn't even realize that guys liked her until she started hanging with me....She lost her virginity to one of my friends..."laughed Natasha..."But she was always about them books...Always talkin bout she was gonna be a lawyer some day..." snarled Natasha..

''Well...She is.."said Bee Bee...

"Yeah......She is...." said Natasha..

II-
Eventually the reporters and media people left....
 Ms. Yvette hugged each and everyone of us...

"You three have been working extremely hard....You've got the next three days off.." she said..

"Thanks, but what am I going to do with all that free time???...You've got my Bee Bee.."I joked..

"What did you do before you two got together?" asked Ms. Yvette...

"We hung out..."I laughed...

"You're such a smart ass...She'll be home tonight....I won't keep her long.." said Ms. Yvette,laughing..
"Thank You Ms. Yvette..." said Khalil...

"Thank You Ms. Yvette..." said Sofia...

 "Thank you Ms. Yvette....They lovvvvve you." laughed Natasha sarcastically...There was a twinge of envy in her voice...

Ms. Yvette's mood changed....

"You....IN MY OFFICE!" she said and grabbed Natasha by the arm.....She took her into the office and slammed the door...

Bee Bee looked at us...

''Somebody is about to get a stitching....I'll fill you guys in at home.." she said..

 "The Boss Lady is a little upset I see..." said Jade Lee ,who was just arriving..

"You have news...?" asked Bee Bee...


 "Yeah, but it can wait." said Jade..

III-

 "Heyyyy, what gives cuzo?" asked Natasha..
"You paid Assistant District Attorney Rockland Cambridge a visit a few days ago..Why?  Did you realize what you did could be construed as a conflict of interest or worse if somebody wanted to run wild with it...OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE??" asked Yvette..

"How did you find out I was in his office?  Wait a minute......You two.....Is that the square guy you brought to Haywood's wedding that time???  Oh My God...That's your boyfriend!!" said Natasha..

''Ex-Boyfriend...We broke up a year ago..." said Yvette.. "And besides....He didn't tell me.I found out from another source.." said Yvette....


 "Ohhhhhh, you got another man over there huh?  WOWW!!!   Talk about a stiff suit....What did you ever see in him anyway?  "
"Tassie that's not important....What's important is....You can't be making moves behind my back if you want me to represent you.."said Yvette...


 "I know what it was...He was slinging it...wasn't he?  He is well endowed...."said Natasha..

"HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?" asked Yvette..


 ''Relax Vettie...I didn't sleep with him...but uh ,this dress and these hips and my babyish voice brings things out or up in men...I got a glimpse of it...and it's huge....He was slinging it...Had my cuz caught up...I can dig it...But he's too dull for me to even let him get that far.."said Natasha...


 "Tassie if you want me to represent you....Then you've got to do what I say and not go off on your own....Got it?" said Yvette,ignoring her remarks about Rockland...

"Okayyyy, excuse me if I'm not as book smart or as astute in the law as you..." said Natasha..

IV-
And in Rockland Cambridge's office...a Testy Meeting is going on...

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU SEE NOTHING YOU CAN PROSECUTE?? JUST A DAY BEFORE YOU WERE ON BOARD WITH US?" screamed Attorney Alan Brown...

"I looked at the law Alan..The law....Nothing in this involves any actual laws being broken....This is all up to litigation....Your client didn't sign the agreement...He should of...Any first year law student  knows that...She's talking, giving interviews...She's free to do that..."said Rockland...

"SHE TOOK MONEY....SHE TOOK MY PERSONAL MONEY TO BE SILENT...."said Alan..

"Hush Money Alan??  You've certainly come close to veering over the line of ethics here Alan..."said Rockland..

''She got to you didn't she?  YOU SLEPT WITH HER!!!" screamed Alan....

"I resent that accusation...I most certainly DID NOT!!!   I'm just applying the law....I'm not going into court with a flimsy case.."said Rockland...

"Won't Be the First Time Rockland...That last case against Olivia Bennett-Alexander and Beverly West.....



that was pretty flimsy....You were forced to drop the charges for lack of evidence...They were eating you alive!!!"said Alan Brown...

'' GET OUT!   GET OUT OF MY OFFICE!" said Rockland Courtland...Not wanting to be reminded of an almost third defeat at the hands of Olivia and Beverly..
"The States Attorney will remember who his friends were and who they weren't.." said Alan Brown...


 "I'M NOT HEARING THIS!!!" said Rockland...
His investigator, Gary Lockwood heard the whole thing...He just shook his head..

And at our office...

Investigator Jade Lee called Ms. Yvette to the side..

"I was just at City Hall... Your boyfriend....Can I call him that?" asked Jade..

Yvette smiled like a high school girl...

''Yesssssssssssssssssss...you can..." she cooed..
"He told me that Alan Brown and Rockland Cambridge had a big blow up in his office and Rockland said he is not going to prosecute your cousin on any criminal charges and that he wound up throwing Alan Brown out of his office.."
''Well ,that is good news..."said Yvette...She looked at her cousin...who was still in the office...

"Tassie, go home...Don't call anybody or talk to anybody related to this case, okay?" said Ms. Yvette..


"Okayyyyy!" said Natasha....



"Family can be a big pain in the ass." said Ms. Yvette...


''Wow! " said Bee Bee....Did you know that me, Sofia, Khalil and Keith are all only children...



Me and Sofia lived across the driveway from each other...



We've been friends since kintergarden....She's the closest thing to a sister I have....And Khalil and Keith...They are like my brothers..."said Bee Bee..

''Well Khalil is...Keith is uh kinda like your husband...."laughed Yvette...

"Yeah, I know, right?Yeah, he is now!" said Yvette, laughing...

Thinking bout me!

''Bee Bee....Tassie was my wild  and crazy cousin..

.always getting in trouble....Getting suspended from school, running around with a crazy crowd....For awhile..She seemed so cool to me...

I was a  shy little nerd if you can believe that...I didn't even know I had a body....I started hanging with her and dressing different, smoking joint....Meeting guys.....dating guys...Guys started noticing me...I was wilding out...My parents were just about through with me.....and I idolized Tassie...My mother's sister's daughter....They were pregnant with us around the same time... Tassie is two months older than me...We were both only children..And since we were the same age...We were kind of like sisters..." said Yvette..


 ''WOW!  I can't picture you as a ...a nerd first of all or as a wild party girl..."said Bee Bee..
"I was an extremist....Always has been...After doing summer school in between 10th and 11th grade..I got myself together...Got back into my books...Got my grades together....Made the dean's list consistantly and graduated with honors...
Tassie on the other hand was in jail the day we graduated from High School on a possession charge...She got her GED, a few months later...She enrolled in Community College ,but dropped out a few months shy of graduation....She was an exotic dancer for awhile in some upscale clubs in New York and New Jersey for awhile and then she started her ''Acting"career.... She was making good money for awhile...She still is..She lives in a nice condo, You see how she dresses, Top of the line, Drives a nice car....but the money is running low...Her star is starting to fade...That's why she's trying to make money off of her torrid affair with this man..."said Yvette..


"Sometimes when she talks about you two, I get the feeling she's a little envious of your success..."said Bee Bee...

"That's a switch...I was always jealous of her, her looks , how sexy she was..How she could bend guys to her will..." said Yvette...

"You're pretty Ms. Yvette...Don't tell him this....but Keith had a big crush on you, when we first started working here...I didn't think I could compete with you...You were so fly, so together...I'm surprised really that he actually liked me..."said Bee Bee..
"He did?" asked Yvette with fake surprise... She knew....She and I had spent a hot night making sweet love..
.

A night that still made her toes curl just thinking about it...but she'd never tell Bee Bee about that...She was relieved that Bee Bee and I had found each other...

"You're not out there like she is...but guys like you...Look at Mr. Lockwood..He's crazy about you and ADA Rockland Courtland stares at you everytime you walk past him in the courthouse...Don't worry about your cousin..."said Bee Bee...

''Awwww see, that's why you're my little sis..."said Yvette, hugging Bee Bee.."You just made me feel so much better...Go home...There is nothing else to do here today...Go catch up with your friends.."said Yvette, smiling...

V-

''Wow, This is nice.." said Sofia..

She was astounded as she looked around at the rooftop Bistro we were in.....



"I love this view." she said..

"We earned it....We argued a case before the State Supreme Court and WE WON!! How many first year Attorneys can say that?" I said..

"NONE!!!  Let's treat ourselves to a fine meal.."said Khalil...

A waitress walked over to us... "Three for Lunch?" she said...

"Make that four!!!" said Bee Bee...

''Heyyyyyyyyyyyy baby..How did you find us..?" I asked.
''I tracked the GPS in your phone..."said Bee Bee..who looked around.... "Niceeeee..yall deserve it...You did well..."she said.
 We kissed briefly....

"Ms. Yvette gave you the day off too?" asked Sofia...

''Yeah there was nothing else to do...We meet with Alan Brown tomorrow to settle this dispute...He doesn't have much leverage..." said Bee Bee..
"This is great...Come on,let's get seated..."said Khalil...
''And let's not talk about work either..." said Sofia...

''Works for me" I said..
"Here, Here.." said Khalil...
"That makes it unanimous."said Bee Bee...
At City Hall....Gary Lockwood was leaving for the day when he saw a familiar figure..

''Heyyyyyyyyyyyy, what are you doing down here?" he asked..
"I came to see my boyfriend..." said Yvette...It was the first time she had actually said it....Even though she acknowledged it...

''Well ,what a nice surprise...Come on , I know a nice quiet place that serves good seafood and has great wine.."said Gary....

Yvette kissed him passionately,like kissing was going out of style...

''Wow "was all Gary could say after that kiss...

"Okay....you lead the way..."said Yvette, who gave him her hand...

"Lawdddddddddddd!" was all Gary could utter...

He took her by the hand and lead her down the busy Philadelphia streets...
It began to rain a little bit...They ran and laughed...

(CONCLUSION NEXT)



10 comments:

Toni said...

This episode explains a lot....Ms. Yvette, Keith,Bee Bee, Sofia, Khalil are all only children...Probably spoiled, but all with a particular drive to succeed..Keith strikes me as having been a loner his entire life until he met Bee Bee,Sofia and Khalil...Bee Bee and Sofia have been together since Kintergarden...They lived across the driveway from each other, went to middle school, High School, College and Law School and now they're working at the same job...It all makes sense.

Angie B. said...

Bee Bee and Sofia's friendship is indeed rare...How many of us go through life with the same friend like they did?

Sunflower said...

Bee Bee and Sofia have been together since Kintergarden...They lived across the driveway from each other, went to middle school, High School, College and Law School and now they're working at the same job..These two are indeed sisters...They'll probably always be together.

Lisa said...

I think Keith Jones might possibly be the first guy Bee Bee Evans has ever truly loved..He is the only one who breaks down her cool resolve...Much as Nelson eventually broke down Beverly West...Great Episode into who these people really are...

Halo said...

Please write more of these episodes where we see who these people were before we met them...I loved the story you did a few years back that showed how Tyriq and Sirena met and fell in love and the one that showed Carlotta being mentored by Duke and Tyriq and how she got her nickname-"Top." Great Story!

Vanessa said...

So Ms. Yvette went from being a nerdy studious girl to being a joint smoking,party girl, gettin her freak on when boys and she ,discovered she had a slamming body...Interesting...And how a stint in summer school sent her back into the books and eventually Law School...Interesting the paths the two girls took.

Rita said...

Interesting the paths the two girls took. Unlike Sofia and Bee Bee, who took the same path in much the same way young Beverly West and her cousin, Kayla Bennett also took the same paths...The results...They all became successful attorneys...while Natasha Billups became a Porn Star/Stripper....There is a message here...I think I go it!

Brenda said...

A Very Old fashioned, yet timely and true message...Stay in school, Education is the true path to a future and success....Good Job Keith!

Cheryl said...

Great Episode...More of who these guys were in another life..!

Yvonne Anderson said...

Ms. Yvette is starting to trust Gary....I hope he doesn't mess this up...It seems like he has feelings for her...I'M pretty sure this is more than sex!