"Stop it, stop it, stop it!" Kelly shrieked from the top of the stairs, covering her ears in a futile attempt to block the sound of her parents quarreling down below. They didn't hear her, and didn't realize that she heard every hateful word they exchanged. She buried her head beneath her pillow and cried herself to sleep. The night drifted into an uneasy quiet, which culminated in deafening silence at the breakfast table. Kelly's father tried to break the ice by joking with his daughter. She smiled weakly at his efforts, knowing that last night's story would replay tonight.~*~*~*~*~*~*~
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