“You must obey your father. It’s not easy to do, but sometimes it’s better just to do as you’re told.”
“A very wise young lady, my sweet. Listen to her advice,” Manuel said.
“Shush. I am loathe to leave you. Who knows what trouble you’ll get into with me gone.”
“I’ll look out for him,” Sailfish assured her with a smirk.
“As if I trusted you! Meli, I ask you to watch over them For Me, please. They’ll be knee deep in trouble before tomorrow is over.”
“I’ll do my best. I’m small, but feisty.” She balled up her fists, grimacing like a street tough.
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