"Knowles-Maraj residence." I uncapped my water and took a long sip. "Don't tell meh you've gone and gotten hitched before I could even meet ya child." My eyes nearly fell out of my skull. That could only be one person. "Mrs. Maraj I-" I choked. "Carol or Mama is fine." She replied smoothly. "So tell meh. Has Onika lost her God given common sense?" "N-No. We're not married." I could barely get my words out. This is was not how I anticipated meeting Nicki's mother. "We're just-" "Shacking up?" She chuckled. I was speechless.