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Liz's Point of View:

Boom! I shot up from my bed, my heart racing, cold sweat running down from my face. Please not again!

I looked over to the large window and breathed a sigh of relief. It was only the rain, Liz.

As I laid back down, I heard my door open and pitter patter of little feet make their way over to my bed. “Mommy, I'm scared.”

“Come here, Lex.” I pulled my little brother into my bed. With his blankie clutched in his little hands, the six year old laid at my side. I could feel his body shaking with fear.

“It's okay, baby.” I brushed his brown hair softly. Soon, he was fast asleep, but I was wide awake. And that's a very dangerous thing at three in the morning. It gave me too much time to think.

I thought about three years ago when my own mother committed suicide, leaving an eighteen year old girl a three year old child to take care of.

Sure, mom made sure the house was paid off and we had money for a few years. But still come on! I was supposed to leave for New York right after graduation, go to college.

Now, as a twenty one year old, I was still living in LA, finishing college online.

I looked down to the little boy, tears in my eyes. He thinks I'm his mom. I pressed my lips to his forehead. And I'm okay with that. Cause in all aspects, I am.


When I finally fell back asleep, my alarm clock thought it would be a perfect time to go off. With the latest Cher Lloyd song coming from my phone, I rolled out of my bed.

“Lex, time to wake up.” I started to shake him. Man, that boy sleeps like a log.

I gave up on it made went to make breakfast. Once the French toast was made, I went back to my bedroom to wake up Lex.

“I made your favorite.” I whispered into his ear. He was up in a flash. I smiled and followed him to the kitchen.

While he shoved down three pierces of toast, I made him lunch. I looked outside to see the rain still flowing down.

“Lex, half an hour!” I called out as I ate a piece of toast myself. “Your clothes are on the bed.”

In twenty five minutes Lex had everything ready for school and I was ready to go to work.

“Umbrella?” I asked as we walked down the front steps of our porch.

“Yes, mommy.” He opened up his Cars umbrella. I smiled.

We drove through town to get Lex to school on time. Which we manage to do about half the time.

When we pulled up, the principle, Mrs. Nelson was standing outside like she always does in the mornings. Her arms were crossed over her chest. “Cutting it close Ms. Dawson.”

I gave her a grin. “But still on time.” I squawked down to face Lex. “Mommy's on the air today. If you need anything call Auntie Lena or my assistant, Tara.” I gave him a kiss. “I love you. Be good. I'll be here to pick up after school.”

“Bye, mommy!” He gave me a quick peck before running off to his friends.

I stood up and was about to walk over to my car before I was stopped by Mrs. Nelson. “Ms. Dawson. A word.”