“Hey, Stel?” asked Jade slowly as they stood in front of their house.
“Yes?” said Stella in a confused tone.
“Are you sure mom and dad won’t hurt each other?”
“I don’t know how to answer that, I used to think that they wouldn’t, but they’ve gotten worse…” Stella sighed.
Jade frowned and looked down. In, response, Stella squeezed her hand comfortingly. Riley let go of Stella’s hand and walked to the other side of Stella to hug Jade.
As they ended their hug, an old blue pick-up truck, blaring rock music, parked in front of them. A voice yelled “Get your butts in!” Stella helped the girls get into the fairly large back of the truck, and then hopped into the front passenger seat, and tied her hoodie around her waist.
“S’up” T greeted her friend as she turned the music down.
Stella looked back to check on the girls, and then looked bac