Pater Notorious is the Leader of our gang. But he is having a hard time. He thought he was in love with Molly French. Then he found out she had a child out of wedlock with Grand Notorious. Grand is his right-hand man. It was quite a blow to Pater’s ego.
We meet for our weekly chess match. Pater has been trying to teach me to play chess and he says it will make me better at outwitting my opponents in real life. He’s taught me a lot of things. I tell him he should try to get back with Molly.
I can tell when Pater doesn’t want to talk about something so I concentrate on my playing and don’t mention Molly again.
Pater: The next morning, I read a disturbing story in the paper. The Mayor vowed to wipe out all criminal elements in Sunset Valley.
Baby: What about all those bribes to City Hall?
One day Pater asked me to meet him at the gym.
Baby: Your going back to the Island of Simmibea? Please take me with you! I don’t want to stay in Sunset Valley.
Pater: No Baby, you must stay here. I need you to be my eyes and ears. I’m not sure who I can trust. Now let’s go inside, I have to tell Hustle. I need her to go with me to Simmibea.
We changed into our gym clothes and met Hustle upstairs. I saw Pater and Hustle talking and Hustle was very excited. I was so sad. These were the most important people in my life and I didn’t know what I was going to do without them.
Pater put me through the usual workout. He wanted me to be tough and strong like the rest of the gang. But my heart was breaking. I was afraid to be alone.