I see Macy quietly picking up the parcel she received from the mailbox.

She slowly takes it upstairs and disappears from my view. She's 21 now, and engaged. She's still broken in many ways, but also happier each day. She reminds me of how I was when I was her age. And it refreshes me, seeing her full of hope. It also tears me up, thinking about the wedding day, when he won't be there to walk her down the aisle. It was painful enough to watch it once.

I see Macy come back down the stairs.


"Yes, sweetie?"

"I know Uncle Mike is around and all, but would you walk me down the aisle?"

"Sure, sweetie. I'd love to."

"Thanks, Mom. I'll get dinner ready."

She goes over to the kitchen, when I turn back to the laptop.

EZ Products

Annual subscription.

Are you sure you want to continue your annual subscription?

I click on the yes button, and thrust the 10 year customer voucher under the laptop. She didn't think I'd let the Gold Circle expire, did she? She didn't have to know it was me.