He was a law unto himself. He had his boys who were loyal to him. He came to school and left the school anytime he liked. He didn’t do any work during the lesson. He didn’t do any homework. His mother had been to the school on countless occasions and now, she didn’t bother coming in anymore. Social services were involved with the Nutter’s and the Nutter’s didn’t like that.
The last time the Nutter’s were visited by the social worker, they did not respond to the bell. It was evident that there were people in the house. The TV was on. Loud talks, laughter and swearing could be heard. But when the bell went ding dong, a portion of the curtain was pulled aside and once the social workers were sighted, no one opened the door. The Nutter’s did not respond to the persistent buzzing of the doorbell. The social worker would have to go back to his office and write a report and the usual procedure would be followed. The cycle would continue because the Nutter’s didn’t give a monkeys to anything and anybody.
Katrina had Benji when she was fifteen. She was barely able to look after herself, talk less of another person. She would have benefitted from parenting classes. However, the biggest question was from who? Her own mother had her when she was about the same age. It was like a cycle now in the lineage. Benji at age fourteen could barely read. Even though, His chronological age was 14, his reading age was that of an eight year old. He was always hanging out with his cousin, Nitch before Nitch got sent to Feltham. Benji and his cousin Nitch were into petty crimes here and there. They had now graduated into selling weed for their uncle – Big D. They were such a bad influence for other kids. They had started recruiting other boys into their gang. They sold and distributed weed. They spent big money on trainers and vain items. Katrina’s boyfriend Kevoy, was a scam. He didn’t have a stable job. He was supposed to be a decorator. He hardly turned up for work. He was into drugs and big talk. He was a big weed distributor. He spent his days napping at the Nutter’s and went out at night. He would come back the next morning with a wad of notes. He gave some to katrina. Katrina cooked him nice meals and took orders from him. Benji abhorred Kevoy. So, they stayed out of each other’s way.
Things took a different turn when Kevoy and Big D had a clash.