Molly entered the kitchen to see Michael already awake and cooking breakfast. “You’re late! Mother will be home soon.” He paused and changed his tone to something more pleading. “Please help.”
“I was still asleep.”
“I would love to sleep in too!” said Michael, losing the softer tone he had before.
Molly’s eyes flickered to the patches on his skin and quickly walked into the room to help him. “What do you need from me?”
“Could you see if the milk is still good?”
Molly ran to the fridge and opened it. The hinges groaned open and a sweet smell filled the room. “I hate this thing.”
“She tried her best, now hurry up and help.” Michael continued to chop up a carrot, shaking the entire time.(more…)