"I didn't," Moore said with his voice deepening.
"But you fired her," Brice said moving to the end of the sofa. He guzzled down the rest of the wine. "She's working at one of my uncle restaurant in the morning and studying nursing at night. That's difficult with her grand baby and daughter romping around the house." Yasmine bumped Brice 's arm. "What, this guy need to know the truth, Jason and Nachine Bautista put this neighborhood through turmoil. You want to win the battle we have to stick together. Not go after the victims."
"I don't join up with a frantic person like you," Moore said. "The problems will deteriorate and become unable to fix."
"Hold up, Listen Omar and Brice," Tammi said. "We here to join forces and fight against the corruption that remains in our community."
Tammi, calling him Omar, Brice thought, stooping his head. Is she sleeping with him or planning it? The women changed around him. He wasn't seen as their hero.
"Brice, I want to work together with you and for us to trust each other," Moore said.
"And me, just teaching." Brice paused scooting backwards on the sofa. Teaching wouldn't be enough, he had to mentor and to be a father figure.
"The only position I could give is a teacher. I want you to listen and tell me if the kids are running illegal drugs or other crimes," Moore said.
This wanna be principal lacks ideas to connect with the kids so he wants him to be a snitch.
"What are you going to do hun?" Yasmine asked.
Moore got Yasmine believing in his rhetoric not him. Brice stood up. "No I'll passed I don't have time. I've got to turn things around and take action."
"Tammi, thank you for bringing Moore by," Yasmine said. "Good evening."
Brice observed them leave knowing he made the right decision. He ignored Moore's I don't understand frown.
Moore reached the door. "Man we're brothers and we can't work together," He withdrew.
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