Author's Note: Thankyou guys for all your reviews! I never thought I'd get so many for this story! Especially to Teliko.x3, holy crap, girl! I got like an arsenal of reviews from you. Amazing! Okay, back to the story. lol. This chapter is in LINDSEY'S POV. Just wanted to let you guys know, so you all aren't confused for some odd reason (highly unlikely!). I hope you like it, it's kind of angsty, but there's some humor to ease it up a bit. Please Read and Review Please!

Rated K+ for some swearing and angstyness! ooooo!

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Chapter 5

Uncle Gil has always been a major part of my life. In reality, he's way more of a father figure to me than my own father once was, and that's saying quite alot. He and my mother have been best friends for as long as I can remember; whenever he was around my mother never stopped smiling. In the past few years though, everything seened to change.

I've always known there was something going on with them; they've always gotten along so well. When I was little I thought they'd actually get together someday. Guess I was wrong.

It all started when Grandpa gave us some money over two years ago; my guess is Uncle Gil never realized how much mom and I actually needed the money. Then there was some guy trouble that interfered with work, and he got even more withdrawn and... and impersonal. I love Uncle Gil, but I can't believe that he's just that oblivious to other people's lives that aren't his own.

Mom was so broken, all the crap she'd been through, and her best friend just shot her down, not even willing to support her. I think that was what hurt her the most.

Don't get me wrong, it's not like I've got some personal vendetta against him. It's just ... he's changed. It's like he's so preoccupied with Sara, he doesn't care anymore. She's like this whole new species of bug that he can't stop obsessing over. I don't blame Sara... I can't blame her. It's in Uncle Gil's nature, really; if he finds anything interesting, he'll dive right in, submersing himself in it, wanting, craving everything about it. He has to surround himself with it until he knows every single thing about it, and is finally satisfied. I just hope Sara isn't claustrophobic; he tends to be really clingy when it comes to things that he's obsessed with. I kinda pity her...

Nah, she had to know what she was getting herself into.

With all the things that've gone down between my mom and him, I'm so glad Mike came into the picture when he did. Uncle Gil may'be made her smile, but Mike...Mike makes her glow, and that is a miracle in itself. I've never seen my mother so happy before. At first, she'd come home and tell me how much he bugged the crap out of her, but I could tell he was growing on her. Mike's just got an infectious kind of personality; everywhere he goes, people just wanna know what he's all about. I'm not saying he's some kind of Captain Sunshine, or shit like that, but he's got something that makes me and my mom just thrilled. Sure, he seems standoffish from first blush, but once you get to know him, he's a great guy, even if he does like Dragnet a little too much. He's the first good guy my mother has ever gotten involved with. And no one knows how insanely happy that makes me feel.

But today, today has got to be one of the best days of my life. Why? Mike and I are going shopping. For Mom. Except, she doesn't know anything about it. I just can't wait for tonight, though. Tonight is gonna be awesome.

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this! No worries, all the action's in Chapter 6, which I am working on as we speak...or..erm...I mean read. lol! Please, tell me what you think of the story so far, and Chapter 5. Reviews are good!