“Are you okay Hazel? You seem a bit…stressed?” I smiled; Joel always knew when I was upset. I laid my head on his shoulder and sighed, “I’m just really tired is all.”
“Aww, is there anything else?”
I curled up closer to him as he wrapped his arms around me, “Liam got in trouble in school today too.”
“Oh? What did he do?”
I gulped. How am I suppose to tell him this? “He was just acting out is all.”
“And what are you worried about? Do you think he’s going to become a problem child or something?”
“Not really. Just…well I’m a mother. You’d understand if you were in my place.”
“Okay,” He agreed. I yawned, “Can you get me some water?”
Little did Hazel know, that as Joel went searching for a glass, he came across a cabinet, finding bottles upon bottles of AZT with Liam and Hazel’s names written on the prescriptions. He understood.
But Hazel still did not know that Joel knew they had AIDS .