“As soon at the tattoos were done, he went back to his usual bullshit,” Tanesha said. “And Jill was stuck. Then he walks out taking everything he valued – all Jill’s money, her car, everything. So you bet you have some making up to do.”
“Yes ma’am,” Jacob said.
“Can we see the loft first?” Heather asked.
Across the loft, a door opened. A burly member of Alex Hargreaves’s team leaned in.
“Mr. Marlowe?” he said. “There’s a woman here who insists on speaking to you. She says she’s your step-sister. We are on alert for a step-sister. This one is Honey?”
“You can let her in. Thanks.”
Jacob walked across the loft to meet Honey as she flew in the door. They spoke back and forth for a moment. Honey nodded. She asked Jacob a question and he laughed. She smiled.
“Tonight?” Honey asked.
“See you later,” Jacob said. “Can you put Honey on the guest list? She should be on there. Thanks.”
Turning back to the sitting area, Jacob saw that every woman had her hands on her hips.
“What did SHE want?” Tanesha said.
“Listen, she’s not responsible for what her sister is or did,” Jacob said. “She’s trying to help. Do you want her help? Or do you just want to judge her because of her sister?”
Tanesha crossed her arms across her chest and shook her head.
“I can like or dislike anyone I please,” Tanesha said.
Heather knocked Tanesha’s shoulder and Tanesha laughed.
“She does look like her sister,” Jill said. “Just smaller.”
“It’s a little creepy,” Jacob said.
“What did she want?” Sandy asked.
“She was supposed to pick up her sister and the… what was it? ‘Bitch-ass’?” Jacob laughed.
“Needledick,” Jill said.
The girls howled with laughter.
“Ok, okay, this actually isn’t so funny,” Jacob said. “Honey was supposed to pick them up so we would know when they got here. But their plane got in early. She was heading into the airport when she saw MJ, her sister and the needledick leaving. She followed them. She said they were laughing and talking.”
“So what?” Heather asked. “Why do we care?”
“Because MJ? MJ, who has been here all week? MJ, who played with Katy almost every day?” Jacob looked to the ground. “MJ is definitely a part of their plan.”
“Their plan?” Sandy asked. “What plan?”
“They’re going to try to steal Katy tonight.”
The retelling of Celia’s Puppies, Denver Cereal Volume 2, continues tomorrow…
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