It breaks your father's heart anew when he realizes he will have to tell your best friend. The one your family has come to love as a true part of the family. Like another daughter. They decide to wait to tell her until dawn breaks. Spare her agony for as long as possible. Because they don't want another member of their family to experience that heartbreak. Like good parents, they want to protect her from the pain of the world. But sooner or later, reality has to set in. Your father picks up his cell phone and selects that familiar number. He again holds his wife's hand. He knows that these words will destroy their late daughter's beloved friend. And he can only brace for that inevitable impacts.


The End

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