“Just one more time…please. I have some cash coming in later today. We can hit a big score on me. Just pass it to me.” The young blonde girl scratched her arms. Her head twitched from side to side.
“I'll leave you enough to take the edge off, but you need to get back here with the cash you owe me, and some more crank before I have to check back in at the house. “ She pushed her scruffy dark brown hair out of her eyes, and pulled the needle from her raggedy purse. The tip of the syringe disappeared into the crook of her arm. Her head dropped back as she pulled it out of her arm, and handed it to her friend.
Prologue Rosalyn wanted to give a courtesy wave to the driver of the minivan she cut off switching from the far left to the far right lane on Houston’s interstate ten but she had to focus. Several drivers blasted their horns as she pushed all six hundred ninety horses to their maximum. She glanced into her rearview mirror and swore as the black SUV on her tail gunned and pulled within inches of her bumper. Her cell phone rang. Rajj’s name and number lit up the screen. He ignored her calls and office visits for weeks, told her he didn’t want anything else to do with her. Now he chased her down the interstate like a madman. Confusion, fear, and hope knotted her stomach. She pressed talk.
Chapter One Dorothy Love Memorial Building Annual Tenant Meet & Greet “I don't believe you've had the pleasure. My name is Candice,” Candice offered her hand to the six foot plus cocoa brown man she stepped in front of. “My friends call me Candi.”
“I'm sure I'd remember if I had,” he took her hand and caressed the top before releasing it. “I'm Rajj, and so far it is a pleasure Ms. Candice.” He took in the scent of vanilla pear and peered down the petite woman's low cut blouse that matched her striped mini skirt.
“I'm hoping we'll become quick friends. So please call me Candi,” she flashed a thousand watt smile. “So, Rog, is that short for Roger or like the old show What's Happening Now?” She looked up at him through her lashes with a seductive smile.
“Like the show,” he licked his lips and spoke to her cleavage. “Mine is spelled with an A and two J's.”