So I'm so very very sorry that it's been so long! But I have been very very very busy! And I'm not sure when I'll be able to update again!
This chapter isn't as long as I wanted it to be. But I wanted to get something up for you guys. I've had huge writers block on this one story. I have a couple one-shots I'd like to post sometime in the near future, and another story I am working. So be on the look out! 8)

This chapter is for my lovely Tina! She is my bestest friend in the whole wide world! She knows me better than anyone! And I just want to say I am VERY honored to have a friend like you. I love you so very much!


"May I go to the park with the boys down the road, mum? Toby asked Mrs. Loveet as she made lunch.

"I don't see why not. You can go after lunch, just make sure you're home before dark."

"Yes mame, I will. But may I bring lunch to the park? Those other boys usually always eat lunch at the park."

"I guess so. You go get ready, and I'll pack up your lunch."

"Thank you mum!" he runs to his room to get ready.

Mrs. Lovett packs up his lunch and sends him off to the park after. Then she walks to Sweeney's door and knocks.

"What?" he says sharply and annoyed.

"Well..." Nellie started, "I was just wondering, I mean Toby just left. And he probably won't be back until dinner." She finished looking down at her hands.

Suddenly the door whips open and Mrs. Lovett's head jerks up.

"What is your point Mrs. Lovett?" he says angrly to her.

"Sweeney, what's wrong?" she asks him, he hasn't spoken to her like that since Fleet Street.

"Whats wong? What is wrong, is you are bothering me while I am trying to get some work done. So if you will be so kind as to go away." He says, then slams the door in her face.

She feels a tear run down her face.

"I thought you had changed." She whispers to the door. She runs to her room and locks the door.

He hates doing that to her. But it's the only way. Hopefully now the dreams will go away. He doesn't know what else to do.

Then he heard Nellie whispering outside the door,

"I thought you had changed."

The he heard her retreating foot steps.

"I have changed, Nellie." He says to himself, "I have."

He slides down the door and sits on the ground, his head in his hands. How is he going to do this forever?

Lately Mr. Todd was always at dinner. But tonite Toby hadn't seen him at all tonite. Not once since he got home. He thought it a little odd, seeings how him and Mrs. Lovett were together any chance they got. Not that he minded his mum spending less time with the strange man. He was actually liked it.

But Mrs. Lovett didn't look herself tonite. She looked sad.


She didn't look up, just continued to poke at her food with her fork.

"Mum, whats wrong?" Toby asked her.

"Huh? Sorry what did you say love?"

"I asked what was wrong. You don't look yourself. Is something wrong?"

"No, love. Everythings fine. Im just not really hungry tonite. I think I'll just go to bed." She said getting up. "Can you take care of dinner when you're done?" she asked him.

"Of course mum" he responded.

"Thank you dear" she said kissing his head. "Goodnight love."

"Goodnight mum."

He watched her leave the room. Something is not right. She is never this down. Not even at Fleet Street. She was sad yeah, but never this much.

His thoughts went back to the barber. He couldn't help but to think that this was some how partly his fault. If not, all is fault. He has hurt her countless times, there's not dobut he's done it this time. Even if he has said he's changed.

There is something going on here. And it is not good.

So once again I am very sorry about taking so long to update! But I hope you liked this chapter, and I will try to update again as soon as possible!
Thanks for reading and thank you to all my reviewers!