Mom looked me over before gesturing to my chest. “Seat belt? We aren’t moving until it’s on.” I puffed air out of my lungs and pulled my seat belt on as she watched me intently and then we tore out of the parking lot. “Now be prepared to be questioned by your Father. I didn’t tell him why I had to leave suddenly and no doubt he’ll have some questions as to why you aren’t at school, okay? So I suggest you prepare something.” My Mom was awesome. She was so cool and wonderful and beautiful and honestly? I would totally marry someone as kind as she was, no matter the gender.

We pulled in front of the house and Dad came outside wiping his hands on a cloth.

“Hey Honey, there seems to be...something in the front of my car. What are you doing home so soon Jun? I thought school didn’t end till 4?” I got out of the car and closed the door, pushing my glasses up.

“School didn’t go well the first day Dad. I ugh, got molested by a guy in my grade.” His eyes widened and Mom looked like she was about to blow blood from her eyes any minute, but I didn’t see a point in lying. Mom knew the truth, if Dad didn’t believe me well, I’ll just go with my back up plan, but I didn’t want to lie to him off the bat.

“...Is this true Susan? Is that why you looked so worried when you answered your phone?” Mom hung her head but I nodded, Dad still staring at me.

“Yes Dad, it’s true, but don’t worry. I’m not giving up; I just need to rethink my battle plan. I won’t let him get away with it; I just need a new attack and defence.” Dad came towards me and at first from the look on his face I thought he was going to slug me but instead Dad did something unusual, he hugged me tightly.

“You are supposed to tell me these things from the beginning Jun. I don’t care if you feel like they are too embarrassing; I’m your old man, your family. If you can’t trust me, who can you trust?” I hugged him back as my heart swelled with happiness. That’s right; who could I trust if I couldn’t trust them? 

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