People told me what to expect when I fell in with Judy and her brash little teenager, Cody.
“He’s nothing but a troublemaker,” my mum said.
“He’ll be locked up before he’s eighteen,” my sister said.
And it was true; he was a rude little git. He always had his spotty face glued to his phone, swiped food from the fridge and alcohol from the cabinet, and stayed out late most nights at the skate park with his other shit-kicking friends.
Mostly, I didn’t really mind, even when he was obviously swiping cash from my wallet. The sex with Judy made it worthwhile and I knew that Cody wouldn’t be a problem for long.
He might see himself as a big man, in his loose-fitting clothes and his drawling rebelliousness, but he had a thing or two to learn about checking his food before he ate it… and questioning why bleach was always on the weekly shopping list.
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