The Fly on the Wall flits about, ostensibly looking for food tidbits, perhaps some fine poop. As he sits still on a doughnut, he hears all transpiring in the room. Then he reports back to The Wise I.
"Mama, get me a another beer, would you?"
Tito's mother stopped in mid-stride, turned around and fetched a beer from the fridge as her son instructed. It was nice to have the whole family together again. Too bad Michael was still feeling so poorly.
Mrs. Jackson set the beer down in front of Tito and assumed a chair next to her husband.
"How is he?" La Toya whispered.
Tito took a long swill of beer and shrugged.
"He's been looking better. We're still giving him that high protein drink the doctor suggested. All he does is watch "Nick at Night" TV re-runs and stare out the window."
Another Jackson brother reached across the table, pulled the pizza box close, opened the box and pulled out a slice of the now cold pizza. A fly had landed on the pizza and the Jackson brother shooed it away with annoyance.
"Well if he doesn't start coming around he certainly isn't going to be able to go on no Victory Tour," the Jackson brother said, then chomped down on the pizza. The fly that had been shooed off from its pizza feast flew over to a sideboard and sat quietly, rubbing its antennae and cleaning its wings in the warmth of a sunbeam.
"Tito do you really think the idea of a victory tour is such a good ...,"
"Damn it, Mama," Papa Jackson shouted, banging his fist on the table to startle everyone. Even the fly on the sideboard jumped from the noise.
"We've been over this time and time again," Papa Jackson said, this time his voice a bit calmer. His wife, having been interrupted from once again expressing her concern over the family's plans to rebuild Michael's future. And his career.
"Mama," Tito said softly, then leaned across the table and took his mother's hand in his. "The fans love Michael. They won't be insulted. They're happy he was found not guilty. If we don't spring on a "Not Guilty Victory Tour" now they're won't be another chance."