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40. The Divorce
It's been six months since Jason White's parents
officially divorced. At first Jason was sad. He
that it was his fault that his parents
gotten divorced. One day, while Jason was at
dad's new apartment, he asked his dad a
. "Why did you get divorced with mom, dad?"
asked. His dad didn't want to talk about
. He told Jason that he would understand when
The following day, Jason went back
with his mother. During the car ride, he
his mother the same question. "Why did you
divorced with dad, mom?" Jason asked. She told
the same thing his father had told him.
didn't understand why they couldn't tell him the
. He was ten years old, but he felt
he was still six. A week had passed
Jason asked his parents the question. Things weren't
great for his parents. His mom would cry,
his dad would always be mad.
angry with his parents. One day, after school,
decided to go over to his friend Matt's
. He asked Matt if he could sleep over
a couple of days. Matt said yes, so
went to get some clothes from his house
his mom got home. Jason got back to
's house. He told Matt not to tell Matt's
and his mom that he was staying there.
didn't want anyone to know that he was
. Matt agreed.
At around midnight, Jason's mom called
's mom to ask if Jason had stopped by.
Matt didn't tell his mom, so his mom
no. The following day, Jason saw that the
were looking for him. His mother and father
called the police. Matt began to get worried
he didn't want to lie to the police.
called Jason's parents, and told them that Jason
at his house. When Jason's parents arrived at
's house, Jason wanted to leave through the window.
told him that his parents were worried sick,
that he had to go back. His parents
into Matt's room, and saw Jason. They ran
him and hugged him. Jason's dad turned to
ex-wife and gave her a big hug and
kiss. Jason felt happy, but confused.