"What's up, Liz? Everything okay?" Elliot asked her softly.
"Yeah, I'm fine, but this little girl at work isn't."
Elliot's attention was caught. Liz worked with kids around Rose's age, and if she was coming to him, it had to mean that the little one was in trouble. "What makes you think she's not?"
"Well, she never seems to want to go home, and I see her come in with odd bruises. When I ask her about it, she either zips her lips or gives me explanations that don't add up."
"Like she fell or that she got hurt playing a game. She's also really clingy. She stays at my side."
"Do you know why?"
She shook her head. "No, but something doesn't feel right."
"What's her name?"
"Do you know her address?"
Lizzie gave it to him. "Do you think you can help her?"
"I'm gonna try."
"Thanks, Daddy," she said, going back to play with Rose
Maureen and Kathleen were sitting on the couch chatting while they watched Lizzie and Rose play.
"So, anyway," Kathleen was saying, "the guy's totally hot, and he asked me out."
"Really?" Maureen said, intrigued. "What's he like?"
"Well, his name is Ezra, and he's a swimmer. He's really smart, too. I met him in the library."
"Where is he taking you?"
"To a benefit for the American Cancer Society. It's a danceathon to raise money." Ezra says we'll dance all the slow dances together."
Maureen smiled. "Wow, Katie."
Katie giggled. "Yeah. I know. He's almost exactly my age, and we're both Psychology majors."
"Wow, Katie's got a date," Lizzie said happily.
"Lizzie, what date mean?" Rose asked.
"Well, it means Ezra wants to get to know Katie better," she answered.
"What gonna happen, Katie?"
"Well, Ezra and I are gonna dance."
"Will you show me how to dance?"
Katie nodded, smiled and picked her up. She danced around with her in her arms.
Rose giggled and clapped "Yay! Fun, fun!"
Maureen, Katie, and Lizzie all laughed and kept playing with her.
Meanwhile, El and Liv found the Winters home and knocked. "Police. Let us in!" Liv called.