Haha, she is my mother and she would end up dead without me. I just have to deal with it. I need her to make sure I can keep my siblings. They would be taken to a foster home if we didn’t have her.
I see. You must really care about ‘em then. That’s sweet. Are they a handful or what?
I could say the same about you gorgeous. I live here with my mother and three siblings. It’s not a good story. My mother is an alcoholic. My father is dead. We don’t have a lot of money so we get to live in this exquisite neighborhood.
Tragic… Sorry about that, man. But I respect that, you not leaving her and stuff. Right on. I could never do that for anyone, I’m far too impatient. Plus I’m not really good with helpin’ people out.
Nice to meet you too
What brings you to this place? A pretty face like that don’t belong ‘round here. You got a story?
Yup, that’s me. What’s your name again?
M’name’s Scarlett. Nice to meet you, man.
Oh I’m sorry, I’m Ashton. I’ve seen you around before, have I not?
Yeah, I think. You live in the Bronx, right? I think I’ve seen you walkin’ around here every so often. Which says a lot, ‘cause I hardly pay attention to anyone on this side of town.
Yeah, as long as it’s a place to live that will keep you safe, if works
Exactly. I’m sorry, you are?
Well home is home, no matter how much it sucks
Indeed. It is better than my last homes, so. But anything’s better than a collapsing roof.