Daddy walked over to me. I stopped playing with my little truck. I looked up at him. He smiled at me. I smiled back.

"Hey, sweetie, it's time for bed." He said as he picked me up.

"But I wanna wait for Momma." I whined. He sighed. "Please?" I begged.

"No. Momma's busy." He said. I whined. He carried me to my bed. I laid down on my side. He tucked me in. "I love you, Em" he whispered in my ear.

"I love you too, Daddy" I said as I hugged him. He hugged me back. When we released he went out of my room and turned off my light. I laid there just listening for Momma to get back. When I heard the door opening I quietly got out of my bed. I heard Momma shouting. When I got in the hallway I could make out words.

"Daryl! Get out! Get out of this fucking house!" Momma shouted.

"Fine! But I'm taking Emma with me." Daddy shouted back.

"No! If you really want her, you will come back for her tomorrow! Not when I'm pissed!" Momma argued. I stifled a cry. I heard the door slam. I ran out to the living room. Mom stopped me.

"No! Daddy!" I shouted.

"He'll come back, I promise. I promise sweetie" Momma said. I cried.