By Sandra Glover
Every little thing, so far as Dee might inform, was once amusing to Hazel and Abbie. They have been simply the type of buddies she wanted. while Dee's traumatized family members begin a brand new existence, she is relieved to discover basic, fun-loving acquaintances. yet with the onset of difficulties for one, and a controlling boyfriend influencing the opposite, Dee notices scary parallels along with her personal issues. Is she seeing issues in actual fact, notwithstanding? and may her efforts to aid suggest revealing relatives secrets—secrets they so desperately are looking to continue hidden?
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What could be all right for Gary to know but not her or Dad? Hazel moved closer to the lounge. She knew she shouldn’t be doing this, shouldn’t be listening in but she couldn’t help it. She’d always been the same. Even as a kid, learning the terrible truth about Santa by hovering at the top of the stairs when she should have been in bed. ‘Maybe we won’t ever have to tell them,’ said Sarah. ’ That was Sarah. Constantly living in a blissful state of denial. Whatever troubles, whatever debts she got herself into, she always believed it would sort itself out.
Don’t go there. Not again. No point. It wasn’t going to happen. Hazel turned as she heard the door open, saw Dee and, beyond her, hovering on the corridor, was Joe. ’ Dee asked. ‘Yeah fine,’ said Hazel. ’ Joe said as they headed towards the form room. ‘Yeah,’ said Hazel. ’ ‘Know what you mean,’ said Joe but he was looking at her quizzically, intently, like he knew she was lying. Part of her was desperate to tell him, to tell someone, anyone, but the other part decided it would be best to wait. On Wednesday morning, once they’d had the all 54 clear, she’d be able to explain to her friends, apologise to Abbie, set things straight.
The lounge door was closed but she could hear them fairly clearly. ‘I think you’re right,’ Mum was saying. ‘It’s best not to tell anyone else yet. Well, maybe Gary. ’ Why? What could be all right for Gary to know but not her or Dad? Hazel moved closer to the lounge. She knew she shouldn’t be doing this, shouldn’t be listening in but she couldn’t help it. She’d always been the same. Even as a kid, learning the terrible truth about Santa by hovering at the top of the stairs when she should have been in bed.