Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Professor - Ch. 30.3

You like her, don’t you?” Trent asked Baron when they were alone.

“Yes, very much so. In fact, I love your sister,” Baron shared. “Are you okay with that?”

Trent nodded. “Yeah. I want her happy.”

“Me, too.” Baron smiled, liking the young lad a little bit more with each passing second.

“I wanna be happy, too. Maybe you can talk meh mutha and sista into letting me go regular school,” Trent shared.

“You don’t like being homeschooled?”

“No, ‘cause eh keeps me from kids my own age.”

“I’ll see what I can do,” Baron promised. “Although I think homeschooling is one of the best ways a kid can learn in his early years, I do understand your need to be around your peers.”

“Is peers ah fancy word for gals?” Trent asked. “’Cause dat’s who I really wanna be ‘round. Gals like me waves.” He smiled, brushing his hair again. “I like dat dey like me waves.”

Baron grinned, now fully aware of the real reason Trent wanted out of homeschooling. “I tell you what. In case I’m unable to convince your womenfolk about this regular school thing, how about I ask them about letting you join a few teams. When a boy is on a team, there are usually girls cheering on the sidelines in cute uniforms, all shouting your name on account of how good you’re playing.”

Trent’s eye’s lit up. “Deal!” he exclaimed, extending his free hand to shake on it island style.

“Deal,” Baron confirmed, careful to hold his fist out and gently bump his knuckles with Trent’s the way he’d been taught to earlier by the lad.

“You two seemed to be gettin’ along good,” Emile noted with an approving smile as she and Aurelia reentered the room with beverages in hand.

“Yeah. Baron de best! I like em even betta den me favorite rap group Rock City,” Trent replied excitedly.

His response gave Aurelia all the incentive she needed to finally marry the man of her heart’s desire. And the conditional week had barely even started.

Unknowingly, Trent also gave Aurelia a reason to investigate how he’d come to listen to a V.I. hip-hop group whose catchy tunes she even liked, but whose lyrics were too mature for a boy his age. And did him listening to this group mean that he was now into girls? After all, that was one of the main things Rock City rapped about in some of their more popular songs.

Aurelia wasn’t ready for Trent to grow up just yet. She wanted him to remain a kid just a little bit longer. Especially since she’d already missed so much of his everyday childhood because of her educational endeavors.

© 2009 by Mi’Chelle Dodson/Suprina Frazier

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Rock City’s Losing It (I kinda like this group myself):



  1. That's all for tonight, y'all. Hopefully that was enough to keep your appetites whetted.

    On a personal note, I love Trent's encounter with Baron. He was so willing to give the man a chance. Especially after he saw him helping out Aurelia.

    FYI: My hubby give me the idea for the wave thing from a video he was watching where a guy from the islands was showing folks how to get 360 waves. The man's accent was so adorable that I said I have to put that in a book. This was that book.

    As for hubby, he's working hard trying to get 360 waves in his own hair. There are even online hair battles that he wants to enter. lol. What is he tryna make me with all those waves, seasick? LOL!

    *shaking my head*

    Men are so competitive about the craziest things.

    Signing off now.


  2. Awesome post - but I feel trouble in the mist

  3. i wonder if marshall is going to show up now. hmmm...

  4. Jrboss & Bambi: You ladies are sharp! But it might not be the kind of trouble you expect.

  5. I ain't gon tell what I think I know MAMI, but I have a feeling that secert won't be out for a while yet. I do hope they get married before all the problems come.