A Chance to Live

Summary: 'To have a friend, who will be there every step of the way...' Mary ponders on Will and Jess's lives. Oneshot.

A/N: Ok, so this is my first oneshot, and my first Son of Rambow FanFic. I noticed that there are only two Fics in this Fandom, so I decided to write one myself. 'Tis easy to write when this is your favourite movie of all time. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I do not own Son of Rambow, however much I wish I did!


The Carters aren't bad children, not really, Mary thought, as she waved to William and Lee as they raced past the house. Just a bit misguided. Who wouldn't be with a mother who spent all her time in Spain? It is just not right that two children, teenagers, have to live by themselves. Mary shook her head forcefully and sighed. At least she could be sure that Lee and Lawrence got a hot meal every now and again. The Brethren wouldn't approve, she knew, but the Proudfoot family were no longer part of the Brethren, so what did it matter? She had to give Will and Jess a chance to live the childhood she has always been deprived of, to be given the chance to imagine and dream, to run through the glistening fields on a shining summer's day, to feel the wind in their hair and the bare earth beneath their feet. To be able to listen to joyous music without being chastised. To have a friend, who will be there every step of the way.

Mary still wondered about the cut. Will had long since stopped bandaging it, and the thin, pallid scar on his palm matched Lee's exactly. But Mary knew better than to ask.


A/N: Please tell me is there is anything wrong, grammar or whether a fact is wrong or missing. Hope you liked it!