"Kuki," Mrs. Sanban said with tears in her eyes. She got up from the couch and went to us and hugged Kuki tightly.

"Mom?" Kuki questioned.

"I missed you." Mrs. Sanban said as she let go.

"I missed you too mom."

"Oh," she noticed the baby bump.

"Does dad miss me?" Kuki asked and Mrs. Sanban sighed.

"You know he loves you very much," she said. That was all. "The Beatles told me you were keeping the baby…"

"Yes," Kuki said.

"… Is it a girl or boy?"

"We don't know yet," I said.

"Oh…" an awkward silence came as Kuki and Mrs. Sanban both found sudden interest in the floor. They were never really close but Kuki still loved her mother and she used to reason with herself that her mother never was the one who said, "Get out".

"Well… I need to go…" Mrs. Sanban said and she quickly went through the door. It happened so fast that it took my mind a little bit of a long time to register that Mrs. Sanban was even here. She barely said anything to her daughter.

I looked at Kuki to see that she was getting teary eyes. Before I could do anything, she ran up the stairs and disappeared into our room.

I sighed. "Why'd you let her in here?" I asked my mom and dad. "You knew it would upset Kuki!"

"She has a right to see her daughter, Wallabee," mom said. "And she wanted to make peace about this whole ordeal."

"I didn't see much peacemaking with what little conversation they did have!"

"Wallabee…" dad warned.

I decided to forget about them and go up the stairs after Kuki. I opened the bedroom door to find her sobbing on the bed with a pillow shoved in her face. Going over there, I put a hand on her back.

"She… she thinks… she thinks I'm a slut!" she managed to get out between her wails.

"No she doesn't."

"Then why?"

"Why what?"

"Why do I have… have to… do this? Why can't I just be with my family?"

I didn't know how to respond to that so I just didn't and continued rubbing her back as she cried.

After a moment or two she pushed my hand away from her.

"Just leave me alone," she yelled at me. At first I was shocked because she didn't really scream at me anymore.

"What? Kuki-?"

"Just leave me ALONE!" she repeated, louder this time.

I did what she told me to do and I left the room.

A/N: So sorry that it's so short and that it took such a long time to put up! I've just started school two weeks ago and I'm in an intensive program where high school students like me actually take college courses so it's hard. Now, I'm off to work on my minorities in America homework.