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When Trojan sits at the table, I say, “Trojan, there’s something I need to tell you.”Silence. His eyes are fastened to the cup of coffee in front of him.“A couple of months ago, I went to see Brody McGraw at his offices to get some help.” There I’veMoreWhen Trojan sits at the table, I say, “Trojan, there’s something I need to tell you.”Silence. His eyes are fastened to the cup of coffee in front of him.“A couple of months ago, I went to see Brody McGraw at his offices to get some help.” There I’ve said it. It’s now in the open and he can question me, accuse me or whatever – I’ll just have to handle it.He spins around, grabs my face and turns it to look at him, his eyes bulging. I fight his hands off.“Hey!” Grover shouts.“Trojan, stop!” Sofia screams.Trojan grabs a fistful of my hair hard and twists my face towards his. I write in agony as I try to pry his hand out of my hair.“Why the fuck did you do that, Burn? Why?”“Trojan, stop!” Grover is already on his feet and making his way to our side of the table.Trojan grabs harder, pushes me deeper into my seat and puts his face in mine. “I fucking asked you a question?”Grover yanks him off me.I grab a steak knife from the table and slash at him. He jumps, missing it by inches.Stunned, everyone looks at me. “You fucking touch me again, motherfucker, I swear I stick you with this! I promise. Don’t EVER touch me again. I mean it.”“Burn, put the knife down!” Grover says. “Now!”“You fucking ho!” Trojan snarls, trying to push past Grover. “I will fucking kill you, Burn.”“Hey! Hey! Hey!” Grover says. “Calm down, will you? Let her speak. Let her speak, man.”“So she can what – tell me more ...?”“Let her speak!” Grover says.Trojan looks at me, his eyes mere slits.I take a deep breath. “Trojan … I went to see Brody to ask him to help me with you – to use some muscle and to … to get them to … to lay off you.”“Liar!” he shouts, trying to get around Grover who’s trying to protect me. “You just wanted to see him!”“That’s not true,” I protest. “I was worried about you, the case and …”“Then why keep it a secret? Huh? Huh? Answer me that, you fucking slut. Answer me!”“Cos …cos you’d act like this, Trojan! Look at you – you’re going nuts!”“So like, you did lunch? In his hotel room?”I groan inwardly.“Man, you’re just like your skanky-ass cousins. Was it dinner? In a fucking hot-tub?”“Trojan, shaddup! It wasn’t like that. I just … I was trying …”“Liar! I see you looking at his picture in the paper. I see you watching him on TV. Whenever his name is mentioned, your ears prick up like … like fucking satellite dishes!”“That’s not true!” It is true.“Let me tell you something,” he says, his finger pointing at me, “I gave up a whole life to please you! A whole way of life! I am a changed person just to fucking please you! You fucking owe me. I own you! Every bit of you.”“I don’t owe you Jack, Trojan, and you don’t own me. Yeah, true you changed because of me, but all your changes are for the better.”“Better? How is it better when you’re fucking that cunt behind my back? Huh?”I fling my hands in the air. “You know what – I’m done! You’re disrespecting me. I’m sick of your jealousness, Trojan. I’m leaving you. You’re the most unreasonable, most …”“Leaving? Going to him? HUH, BURN? HUH?”Series Description: A love triangle involving a poor, but sassy, mixed race young girl called Burn, a wealthy, white young man called Brody and a African American street thug named Trojan, who wants what Brody has and who wont take no for an answer.Warning: contains violence, sex scenes, racial slurs, strong language.