Todd knocks on the front door and waits. No answer. He knocks again and this time, Chris answers the door.
"Hey Chris, is your sister home?" Todd asks.
"Yeah, she's upstairs." Chris says and then goes back to his xBox.
Todd enters the house and walks up the stairs, heart pumping fast. Becky is on the computer doing homework when she hears Todd walking up the stair. She turns to look at him.
"Todd! I told you that you can't just come over when ever you want!" She screams at him.
"I'm sorry, it's just..."
"It's just what?" She says sharply but then begins to realize that something it wrong. She adds very lightly, "Todd?... Okay come with me."
They walk to Becky's bedroom and sit on the bed when Becky puts her hand on Todd's shoulder.
"What's wrong?" She asks. No matter how creepy or annoying Todd had been in the past, he needs her now. Todd takes a deep breath.
"My dad's unit was taken captive." He tries to hold back the tears, but one falls straight down his cheek. Becky's mouth was agap. What could she possibly say to make that better?
"Oh my god..." She starts, "I'm so sorry." Todd's head falls into Becky's stomanch and she puts her hands on the back of his hair. Then she runs her hands through it slowly. He doesn't want her to see him cry so he buries his face down as far as possible. Becky just looks at the boy that she now holds in her arms. They stay this way for a while until Todd moves straight up and wipes his face. Then he gets up from the bed and faces Becky. She gets really confused. What is he doing?
"I'm sorry, I shouldn't have come her. You don't want me here, I know. I'll just leave. I can handle it myself." Todd says sadly and turns to go.
Becky catches his arm, still on the edge of the bed. She pulls and turns him around and then takes his hand in hers "Don't be stupid." she says, "You can stay as long as you want." Then she pulls him playfully onto the bed and he smiles for the first time that day. He pulls her down and then grapples her to the bed and got on top of her. They laugh and play and then everything stopps as they catch each others eyes. Their smiles fade and they stare at each other for what seems like a really long time. Then Todd lowers his face to her's and she starts to raise her head in a kiss. Todd goes to pull back, but Becky grabbs the back of his head and pulls him back down. She leans into the kiss, and just then, Pete walks into the room. "Becky, do you know where-" He stops mid sentence as he realizes what is happening, and Becky and Todd look straight at him. Todd jumps up from the bed.
"Sorry, I'm sorry, um." Then he just walks quickly passed Pete and out of the house. Becky and Pete are left looking at each other.