| Later |
"Doc." Janine bumrushed him when Maddox left, "What does he mean by not doing weird shit?"
Doc sat away from his desk, "probably the sheer elation you experience when you describe any kind of violence."
Janine slumped, "maybe it won't get mentioned."
"So forgive me sweetheart, while helping you harness your craft, i neglected to help teach you how to be a lady. That's my mistake. Im calling sasha," he picked up to the phone to call one of his sexy decoys whom had a quick trigger finger.
"Awww please no." Janine sat up and put her hands on the desk, leaning towards him, "Not her! She's so prissy."
"Prissy but a firecracker. You only met her in passing."
"I can tell. Her freaking heels and hair and perfect makeup."
"If you want to impress maddox, you'll let her help you." What doc knew was that maddox had a thing for sasha but sasha would not give him the time of day since she was ten years his senior, "Sasha sweetheart. . I have an assignment that is effective immediately."
"Is that so, big poppa?" Was what she called him because deep dowm she was in love with Doc and always tried to wear him down, "what can i do for you?"
"My other daughter, janine, she needs guidance." he looked up at janine who rolled her eyes and plopped in a chair.
"Guidance in what?"
"Being a lady." he responded
"Ok, and what can i do for you? You know my schedule is always clear for you"
"I bet it is..." he smiled, "see you here in an hour?"
"You got it." she hung up.
"Alright, she'll be here soon," he looked to janine.
Janine was frozen in place with her mouth slightly open. Finally, she whimpered, "do you hate me?"
"Why would i hate you?"
"You didn't teach me about sex. I had to learn on YouTube and books."
"Look, sasha can answer all your questions when she gets here. Sex? Is not my fucking job"
"But you're a man."
"And? By law you're my daughter, i am not comfortable with that ."
"FINE!" Janine threw herself backwards in the chair and waited on Sasha.
"Janine, get out of my office. All this bratty young adult sex angst. Im not dealling with it. Go!"
She poked her bottom lip out and left.
| Later |
Not long after, Sasha arrived. Sasha stood at the door ringing the doorbell until Doc finally opened the door, "lay off the damn bell." Doc stared at sasha as he stepped back.
Janine purposely didn't get the door. She didn't WANT to do this but she HAD to. Janine was hidden in the shadows of the second floor, close to the railing where she could see Sasha at the door. She and Doc had some words, then Janine slowly walked down the stairs and up to Sasha, "you have to teach me about sex too. In case I get lucky."
Sasha smirked, "she is cute," she then walked back to Doc and kissed his cheek, "good seeing you, Doc," she smiled and then looked to janine, "show me to your room, baby."
Sighing, Janine plopped upstairs and opened the bedroom door, then sat down on the bed, "I'm so ready for this."
"So what are these questions you have about sex and who is this boy?"
"It's Maddox ... and apparently I'm not much of a girl. I am but I'm weird. How do I deal with this?"
"Aww, young Doc, he is fine ... Hmm, and a tough cookie. The bottom line, you cant get away with just being a lady. You HAVE to be walking sex. Not slutty, but flirt and tease throughout the entire night." She removed her coat, "first off ... natural hair? That's all good in the hood, but baby, these boys aren't on that 'I am not my hair' bullshit. You need to get a blow out and flat iron in the morning."
Janine's eyes widened, completely offended. "WHAT? BUT LOOK AT HOW MUCH HAIR I HAVE! This gorgeous mass of curls trickling down my back. Straightening it is against my movement."
"Then so is dick. You here to listen or here to say no? Looking like a prepubescent 12 year old girl is not gonna get you laid."
She frowned, then looked down at her breasts. She was a decent C cup and her ass was nice. Was the hair that big of a turn off? "Okay. Tell me."
"I assume you've never worn heels."
Janine nodded, "I have never."
"Shit.. throw on some shoes and lets go back to my house. I have a bunch of sample size clothes there. I need to see what im working with."
The two of them walked downstairs. Sasha peaked into Doc's office, "Doc, we're going to my place," he responded with a dismissive wave as he was on the phone.
| The Next Day |
Janine did what Sasha told her to. It took her almost 5 hours to get through her hair routine with the added bullshit called blow drying and flat ironing. She then put on a little black dress, heels and makeup, then paced around waiting on Maddox. She went downstairs to pace there, where Doc was sitting in his chair in the livingroom area. She asked, "I look like a girl now?" Janine asked Doc.
Doc looked at her briefly, "yes you do, sweetheart, but you should cover your chest up when youre around me, though."
"Sorry." She picked up her wrap and hung it over her self.
"He's on his way. You look beautiful, sweetheart," he assured her.
She smiled. "Thanks ... really. Thank you. You're the best!"
"Dont get pregnant," he sighed as he got up from his chair and stood in front of her.
Laughing, "you'd be a grandpa."
"Yeah, and I will wring your fuckin neck, ok?" He raised a brow and then pulled her into a hug. He couldnt believe she'd finally begun to grow into a beautiful young woman.
"Okay." She hugged him extra tight and then shrieked when Maddox came in. "It's out if my system, I swear."
Maddox wore a long black trench over a midnight blue button up, tucked into his slacks, "ready?" He raised a brow at Janine.
"You gonna compliment her, son?" Doc butted in.
"It's okay if he doesn't," Janine told Doc even if she didn't think so. "I'm ready."
Maddox shot a look to his father and then lead janine out of the room and out of the house. He got the door for her, "you look gorgeous by the way "
"Thank you. Very much." She got in the car. When he closed the door, she squealed and stopped before he got in also.
Maddox sat inside, "knowing this is your first date, I put something nice together," he turned, giving her full eye contact and attention for the first time. He noticed her bone straight hair with the center part, And the slight plunge of her little black dress, plus the definition in her calves. He could absolutely see himself inside of her.
Janine just nodded, "I'm sure I'll love it." She tried to make sure she didn't go full on idiot on the date.
"So excuse me if im not that talkative, im more of a listener."
"Oh," she faced forward. Now she was expected to talk ... without being weird, "So ... is work good?"
"Yeah, swell, when will you leave the nest?"
"I don't know if I can. No. I know I can but I'm not sure when he'll let me." She paused, "I never asked."
"I don't want to be alone."
"Why not? No rules. You dont have to put up with nobody elses shit."
"Doc doesn't give me any shit."
"You know what i mean though."
"Yea. It's okay. It's home." She shrugged.
"You need to learn independence," he let that hang in the air. Janine didn't respond. They got to the restaurant and went inside.
| The Next Day |
"Question." Janine walked into Doc's office, "when should I move out? I don't want to but I should. I think."
"And why are you asking?"
"I should learn independence." She said, very sure of herself. Maddox had given her a stern talking to amidst the great date.
"Ok, where's this coming from?"
"Maddox and I were talking last night and he made some good points but I don't want it. Also, if I don't want it, I might not have another chance at him." She said the last part slowly since she was trying not to confuse herself.
Doc laughed, "how was the date?"
"It was nice. We had dinner and saw the Motown Musical. It was really great, but ... I don't think he liked me. I think he was just humoring me maybe. I tried to be a lady though." She sat down in the chair across from his desk, and then folded her legs up indian style.
"Aww. No kiss?" He felt bad for her.
"On the cheek." Nodding.
"Looks like you are friend zoned, chief," he stood up and walked around to the front of his desk, and kissed her on the head, "if you want to have your independence, have it by all means, but dont do it to please someone else."
She sighed, eyes watering, "I'm going to go hit something," and stomped away.
"Janine ... where are you going? What's the matter?"
"I wanted to marry him!" She wailed and the tears fell fast. "Why can't I be a regular girl?"
Doc rolled his eyes, "relax..." he wiped her face, "you're regular enough. Shit, he's not even regular."
"But he likes regular. I think."
"Maddox likes a woman, someone who looks like a woman, walks like a woman and talks like a woman. He is attracted to women who dont need him or anyone for that matter. He likes them fiesty and girly. He doesnt really do TomBoys, he does women ... Now, if you want me to hire sasha, 5 times a week for a few months, i can do that, love. But dont cry. Ok?"
She nodded, "you don't have to do that. I don't think I want to be changed."
"Its not changing. It's learning something that i could've never taught you. How to be a woman."
She shrugged and hugged him tight, "I'm not moving out. You're not getting rid of me. You're the only dad I got."
"You don't have to move out."
Smiling, "good. Thanks."