�Oh, Mom and Judy have been calling me Ronda, but I�d prefer you still refer to me as Ronny.�
At that moment, Katherine walked back into the room. They jumped apart with guilty expressions on their faces.
�Oh, Kevin, I forgot to tell you, Ronny is now Ronda, and to help the dear girl to adjust quicker, I would appreciate it if you would use her new name when referring to her or speaking to her. Do I make myself clear, Dear?�
Kevin gulped. Her veiled threat was patently clear, even to him!
�Yes, Ma�am,� he crumbled without a fight.
"Good, it's good to understand one another," she smiled, then left.
"I don't have to like it!"
"No, but if it will help you out of this mess in thelong run, I guess Ronda it will have to be!"