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Chapter Three


“HE CAN HAVE CEREAL for breakfast, but don’t let him talk you into hot chocolate as well,” I inform my mom, who’s currently snuggling with my sleepy son on the couch.

“I’ve been watching my grandson for almost nine years,” she reminds me and kisses Alex’s head. “We’ll be fine.”

“Right.” I nod and rush to grab my purse and keys, but my keys aren’t in their usual spot.

I frown, glancing around.



“Have you seen my keys?”

I immediately curse under my breath as I stomp into the kitchen, bathroom, and my bedroom, looking around for them.

I hate today. Today is the worst day of the year. If I didn’t have a little boy to see to, I’d spend it under the covers.

But I do have a son, and I’m stronger than that.

Or, at least I tell myself I am.

“You had them when you drove the car,” Alex replies, making me smile. Why would I ask an almost nine-year-old if he’s seen my keys?

And why can’t I find them?

“Are they in your purse?” Mom asks.

I look through it, blowing out a breath when I don’t find them.

“Nope. They’re here somewhere.” I open the fridge because I did that once before when I was super tired, and Alex had the flu. But they’re not there. On a whim, I open the pantry, and…score! There they are. “Found them!”

“Where were they?”

“The pantry.” I walk back into the living room as I pull on my coat. “I don’t remember putting them there, but at least I found them.”

“Are you okay?” Mom asks, and I know it’s not about the keys.

“Yeah. I won’t be long.”

“Take all the time you need,” she says.

“See you in a bit, Bubba.”

“Bye, Mom.”

“Oh!” I rush back, poking my head into the living room. “He had a shower last night, so—”

“Willa, my love,” Mom interrupts me with a soft smile. “We’re fine.”

“Right.” I nod. “Thanks. See you later.”

I wave and walk out to my car in the garage. It’s been giving me trouble lately. I should replace it, but I just paid the sucker off, and I’m determined to get through two years payment-free, so I’ll make an appointment to have it checked out later this week.


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Great book, nicely written and thank you BooksVooks for uploading

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