Live and Learn:Shadow's DecisionEdit
In the second episode of the series,Shadow gets one chance to move out of the south side.But will he take it.
Gus:Hey Melissa,shoudn't Shadow be home by now.I mean it's 5:00.
Melissa:Maybe he stopped by Rouge's house on the way home.
Silver:I'm going to go to the room to do some studying.See you in a while.[bedroom door shuts]
Melissa:Where are you going Sonic?
Sonic:I'm going to go around to Sally's for a while.Her parents invited me to dinner.[Sonic grabbing his coat]See yall later.[door shuts]
[knock on the door]
Gus:Ok Sonic what did you forget?
Mr.Bookman:Oh hi guys.
Melissa:Gus![opens the door]Come in Mr.Bookman.
Mr.Bookman:Oh thank you.I just came up to fix the sink.
Melissa:We told you about the sink 4 weeks ago.
Shadow:[walks in]Hi yall.What's Bookman doing here?
Melissa:He's here to fix the sink.Bookman,I thought you said you were going to try to do better after some tenants signed a petition against you.
Shadow:Just goes to show you,you can't teach an old buffalo new tricks.
Mr.Bookman;Do you wan't me to fix the sink or not?
Gus:Go ahead but hurry up.Melissa I got to walk down to the job for my check.While I'm gone,make sure Bookman don't eat us out of house and home.[door shuts]
Melissa:Where have you been Shadow?
Shadow:Moma,remember that robbery up at the bank we read about in the paper?
Shadow:I found 3 grand in a paper bag outside the school near the dumpster.
Melissa:Are you serious.
Mr.Bookman:In that case,It will cost you $20.00 for me to fix the sink.
Shadow:Why would we pay you?It's not like you're going to do a quality job anyway.But I will give you a penny for your thoughts on the subject.
Melissa:Shadow,you can't keep that money.
Shadow:Why not.This is my ticket to get out of the South Side,and I'm going to take it.
Melissa:That money don't belong to you,it belongs to the bank.
Shadow:It's finders keepers in this neighborhood Ma,and if I got a shot out I'm going to take it.
Silver:What's going on?Where did you get all that money?!
Gus:[walks in]Hey everybod...Where did you get that money?
Shadow:I found it.
Mr.Bookman:The sink is fixed.See yall later.[door shuts]
Melissa:Shadow give that money back to the bank.You'd be doing the right thing.
Shadow:[raising his voice]I'm going to do what I want to do with this money.I found it and I'm going to do what I want with it.
Gus:Hey,you check yo' tone in my house.
Gus:Now Melissa,Shadow's 18 years old.Lets let him decide what he wants to do with it.
Shadow:[gets his coat and leaves]
Narrator:Later at 7:00.
Melissa:Where is he?
Gus:He'll be fine.
Melissa:I'm going to go look for him and...
Gus:No Melissa.Let him make his own decisions.
Lia:Shhhh!Be quiet or they'll here.
Silver:What did they want?
Lia:I was sitting on the couch watching T.V. and then like boom black suits filled the room up.They just asked me about Shadow.Where he works,where he sleeps,and does he have a record
Melissa:What did you tell them?
Lia:I told them to get out of my apartment because I don't know no Shadows.
Melissa:What did you do with the money?
Shadow:Well,I thought it over,and I gave the money back.
Melissa:Have mercy,you made the right decision.
Sonic:Good job Shadow.
Narrator:The next morning...
Melissa:Children get ready for school.
Melissa:Where are your brothers?
Shadow:They left early.Bye.
Melissa:You did a good thing.
Shadow:[walking through the hall]They told me to give back the money.They didn't say to give all of it back.
END OF EPISODE