Betty was dragging. Some mini-vacation it had been to Altoona and Adventureland. She was back at work at the court house annex, and Brick was back in school.
Even Gordy and Tiffany were in their new home. Guess who still owned it at Betty's?
He had not officially moved in with his mom and new Dad.
"They are still on their honeymoon." He was in no hurry to pack up and move down the street.
"But..but you're here all the time, as it is?" Thinking she had bigger things to worry about before her own mind went. There was also her youngest Dewey to think about. It was his Senior year.
"Precisely." Brick agreed. Why did he need to move in down the street?
"Well..she..she needs you." Betty informed him. Although, Tiffany never needed him much before. Brick lived with her. She winced, thinking she was still Brick's guardian. Oh, it was a bit of a blur. They'd gone their rounds in the past.
Sometimes, Brick's mother wanted complete control of her child. Other times, she didn't..when she was without work or living from paycheck to paycheck.
Betty tried not to think about fighting it. This was suppose to be a happy time.
But there were those troubles. Wondering what her grandson Brick was really up, too.
Was he the good boy she'd raised? Or maybe he'd fooled her into thinking so. That smart smile of his could get away with anything.
She'd hate to think he was up to something with Doris' grand-daughter Lily.
They'd been awful quiet since their trip to Adventureland. What had exactly happened there?
Were they still so...
Oh, she didn't really know. She winced hard trying to focus on work at her cubical, but she could only stare so long at the computer screen.
Brick wouldn't have..have tried to do anything to Lily...would he?
She felt as if her chest would cave in, at the thought she'd raised a little beast. After all, his father was a real one. Always intoxicated and foaming at the mouth with a fowl language.
She clenched her teeth, thinking the worst.
Of course, she thought of her own childhood. She shook the thought. Yes, she'd known so much by the time she was Lily's age with a fellow who was about Brick's age.
She shut her eyes tight. Then shook her head.
Oh, she was going to have a long talk with Brick tonight.