The William’s were having a little get together, mostly so Marley could testthe waters of the local medical community. While there, a young man cametouting his services as a babysitter – clearly spotting an opportunity toschmooze a load of middle income suburbanites in one go.
Teresa wasn’t taken in by hischarming manners, butMegan seemed to like him.She took his number, just incase they’d ever need him.
Allain Poe hadrecently moved outto stay with hisolder brother afterageing up into ateen. Once he hada bunch ofnumbers, heditched thetrustworthy outfitand changed backinto his own gear.
He’d hoped to go into business with his brother straight away, but Edward had decidedhe wasn’t ready. He felt Allain should have a taste of how hard it was to earn moneylegally; so he could better appreciate the importance and delicacy of being successfulas a criminal. As a teen, Allain picked babysitting as the easiest option.
He’d stay in bedforever if he had thechoice, but one of theidiots he’d given hisnumber to had actuallycalled. It was time togo to work.
Warren greeted him with a smile anda friendly handshake. He and Teresawere headed to the city to try andcharm some new buyers for theirbusiness. Allain needed to be therewhen Megan got home from school.
Allain, having done a good job, is hired on a regular basis. Both Warren andTeresa are busy working well into the evening and can’t be around whenMegan gets home from school. It’s not ideal, but they need the longer days toearn more money… the loans they’ve taken out won’t pay themselves.
He would hang aroundat school until Megan’sage group finished andride the bus back toher house.
He might normally act the rebel, but withMegan he actually tried to get things right. Hehelped with her homework, and they satchatting in front of the television until herparents got home.
He wasn’t sure why hebothered. Sure she was a cutekid, and smart too. But maybeit was because she looked upto him, when normallyeveryone looked down.
He noticed she had started wearingdarker clothes and a bit of blackeyeliner, and was quietly chuffed tobits. It was like having a little sisterwho copied you. Imitation was thehighest form of flattery after all, sothis kid must think he was reallysomething. Not like most people inthis little town.
What he didn’t realise was that Megan wasn’t just copying himbecause she thought he was cool. She was copying him because shethought he was really cool.
In fact, Megan was all caughtup in her first ever crush.
Deasil StreetNo. 1 No. 3Trinity and Belladonna Darkstone The Williams FamilyNo. 2 Marley, Aimee and MalikaThe Bailey Family. No. 4Warren , Teresa and Megan Under Offer No. 6 No. 5 Alfred Hennrick Jen Potter No. 7 Ariette Vickers, her father Harry and daughter Annette Next How will Jen get on with her return to local Time… politics? Does Megan have anyone she can confide in about her first crush? Find out next time on Deasil Street!