I felt foolish standing in his house so late at night, uninvited. I started babbling about the hacking job but he interrupted me.
Xander: Baby, would you go out with me?
Baby: YES!!! ( I realized I sounded a little too eager so I tried to tone it down.) I mean…ummm…sure, that would be cool.
I got to the Pier the next day and saw Jamie Jolina and Pater deep in discussion. I assumed it had something to do with Simmicare Fraud. Soon, I would be taking over for Pater but I didn’t want to interrupt them now. I just stood back and watched.
Sunny was there, too. I watched this sultry and sophisticated woman walk to the bar and I felt pangs of jealousy. I wanted to have all of Pater’s attention, I wanted him to stay here and be our Leader. What right did Sunny have to take him away?
Of course Sunny had the right, she was Pater’s tenth and most adored wife. Unnoticed, I watched as Sunny and Jamie talked and laughed. I guess Pater was sharing secrets with Sunny that I thought he only shared with me. I wondered if Sunny participated in his evil schemes as well.
At last he arrived. I don’t know what came over me. As soon as I saw him, I was overwhelmed with emotion.
Xander embraced me.
Xander: Baby, you’re a sweet girl.
I was starting to think maybe I could get along without Pater. Maybe I would be okay…with Xander by my side.