By Sandra Glover
Every thing, so far as Dee may inform, used to be amusing to Hazel and Abbie. They have been simply the type of associates she wanted. while Dee's traumatized relatives commence a brand new lifestyles, she is relieved to discover basic, fun-loving buddies. yet with the onset of difficulties for one, and a controlling boyfriend influencing the opposite, Dee notices scary parallels together with her personal issues. Is she seeing issues essentially, even though? and should her efforts to aid suggest revealing relatives secrets—secrets they so desperately are looking to hold hidden?
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Came to you ’cos I didn’t want to take no more money off Gran. ’ Did she believe him? Dee wasn’t sure. Kieran had been barely thirteen when he’d started on dope but he didn’t seem to think it was any big deal. Said it just helped him ‘chill’. Dee hadn’t told her dad or anyone. What was the point? They’d all been so wrapped up with Scott, with the other business. But with a mixture of bribery and threats, she’d managed to persuade Kieran to stop. Or at least she hoped she had. Maybe Kieran wasn’t as in control, as unaffected by stuff, as he liked to make out.
Risk being told to mind her own business. ‘Yeah, OK, thanks,’ she said, as she watched Sarah hug Mum a little too tightly, too intensely. ’ The journey to school, by bus, took for ever, stopping at every hamlet, every group of houses but, by car, it would only take about fifteen minutes. Not much time for conversation. Best to be direct. ‘Sarah,’ she began, as soon as they pulled out of the yard. ’ ‘Yeah, ’course. ’ ‘Oh,’ said Sarah. Hazel waited for Sarah to go on, to break the silence. ‘We weren’t going to tell you,’ Sarah said, eventually.
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.