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  • This morning, when Michael came down to breakfast, he realized that father had done another bad thing.

  • It was in the relaxed posture of his shoulders, in the way a smug grin played about father's lips as he stirred sugar into his coffee.

  • Mother, on the other hand, was tense.

  • The smile that stretched wide across her face was more like a grimace, and her eyes were huge and worried.

  • She had made pancakes for breakfast.

  • She only makes pancakes for birthdays, holidays and occasionally for weekend brunch.

  • Today is a regular Tuesday.

  • As Michael eat, something cold and solid begins to expand in his stomach and up in his throat, making it hard to swallow the fluffy pancakes.

  • His younger sister, Elizabeth, clumsily knocks over her orange juice and shrieks, startling their toddler brother, Chris.

  • He begins to wail.

  • Father hardly stirs from behind his newspaper.

  • Usually he would have thrown his paper down and screamed.

  • Mother would have tried to help, and then they would fight.

  • She's just a little girl, Williams.

  • She's going through a clumsy streak.

  • You baby them too much, Clara.

  • But today father doesn't react, mothers fearful and quickly wipes up the mess.

  • Michael wonders if she knows that father sometimes does bad things.

  • Then it's time to go.

  • Mother hands Michael and Elizabeth their lunchboxes, rushes them out the door and walks them the two blocks to the bus stop.

  • A moment later, that big yellow bus arrives and he and Elizabeth climb aboard.

  • Mother stands on the curb, holding Chris on her hip, waving his chubby toddler fingers.

  • Bye bye.

  • He's still crying.

  • The other kids on the bus chatter with their friends.

  • But Michael sits quietly worrying, wondering what bad thing Father could have done this time.

  • The last time Father did a bad thing, a neighbor's golden retriever went missing.

  • The dog was named Chip.

  • Father had never liked the dog, and he didn't like the neighbor either.

  • But Michael had like the bossy, goofy dog and actually longed for a dog of his own.

  • But he knew better than to ask Father the day chip went missing.

  • Michael had seen the neighbor walking up and down the street at dusk, shaking a bag of dog treats.

  • But Chip didn't come.

  • A few days later, the neighbor had put the missing dog flyers and all the mailboxes on the street father had crumbled the Flyer and thrown it in the trash while chuckling.

  • That gave Michael a funny feeling.

  • He knew Father didn't like dogs or any pets, for that matter.

  • But toe laugh didn't seem right.

  • It wasn't until several weeks later that Michael learned the truth.

  • He had come downstairs into Father's Basement workshop to ask for help with his homework.

  • He had walked very quietly as into not startle father in case he was concentrating.

  • Father did not like to be interrupted when he was downstairs, but Michael needed help with math.

  • Father was smart.

  • He knew a lot about robots, and he was a very good businessman.

  • Everyone said.

  • So when Michael stepped into the basement, Father was sitting at his desk, stroking something and giggling to himself.

  • Michael noisily cleared his throat, and Father quickly put the object into a desk drawer.

  • But Michael had seen what was in father's hands.

  • Chips red collar dangling from it was a little silver charm in the shape of the dog bone, with chips, name and address on it.

  • Father screamed at Michael for interrupting his work.

  • He grabbed his arm hard and roughly dragged Michael upstairs into the kitchen father made.

  • Michael promised to never again come into the workshop without permission.

  • Father also began locking the door to the basement.

  • That's when Michael knew what Father had done had taken pleasure in doing.

  • He always had known that father was different from other dads.

  • Other dads coached Little League and attended P.

  • T A meetings and played catch with their sons.

  • They didn't make you recite times tables if you got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or scream at you if he accidentally spilled orange juice and they didn't hurt dogs.

  • Father's good mood after Chip went missing lasted for just about a month before he turned back into his usual volatile self.

  • That was until today, when Michael came to breakfast and saw that father was smiling like he knew a delightful secret that he wasn't gonna tell anyone the rest of the way to school.

  • Michael wondered what bad things Father has done and how long his current good mood will last.

  • It's a boring day at school.

  • Michael's best friend did not come today.

  • The other boys tease him because his best friend is a girl and girls have cooties, but Charlotte doesn't have cooties.

  • She's funny and clever and interested in building robots like her father, Henry.

  • Father and Henry have started a business together.

  • They recently opened a family diner with neat robots that interact with customers and can sing and dance.

  • It's been very exciting.

  • He and Charlotte got to visit the work site several times while the restaurant was being built.

  • In fact, Henry even paid them to sweep up sawdust, polish a robot and do some other little odd jobs during art class.

  • Michael's drawing a picture of Fred Bear, one of the robots from his dad's diner.

  • When the school principal comes in, he has a whispered conversation with Mrs Allen, Michael's teacher.

  • Mrs.

  • Allen comes to Michael and tells him to put away his art supplies he's needed in the office.

  • Two policemen are waiting in the principal's office.

  • The lump of dread Michael experienced at breakfast comes flooding back.

  • The worry must have shown on his face because one of the policemen assures him that he's not in trouble.

  • They would just like to know if Michael has seen Charlotte she's missing.

  • Is there any reason why she would have run away from home.

  • The lump in his stomach climbs toward his throat.

  • Michael swallows it down and whispers, No.

  • Could father have something to do with Charlotte's disappearance?

  • The principal sends him back to class at dinner.

  • Father asks Michael about his day.

  • Is Michael brings up the policemen?

  • Mother drops the chocolate cake she was bringing to the table for dessert.

  • Father chuckles and calls her Butterfingers.

  • Mother asks Michael what he told the cops.

  • He tells her that he said nothing but doesn't know what happened to Charlotte.

  • Michael glances over a father as he says, This father's twirling a fork while a nod smile plays about his lips.

  • And that's when Michael knows for certain.

  • Father did a bad thing again, and this time he did it to Charlotte.

  • During the next few days, Charlotte's disappearance becomes big news.

  • The neighborhood is on edge.

  • Michael wants to tell someone, but who's going to believe him?

  • He has a gut feeling that fathers responsible.

  • How can he tell the police without proof?

  • Michael is terrified of Father's wrath of Father catches him in the workshop, but Michael must find proof.

  • Michael watches and waits for the right opportunity.

  • Meanwhile, day by day, tension grows in the acting household.

  • Father seems uptight.

  • His business partner, Henry, has put their expansion plans on hold until his beloved daughter is found.

  • Elizabeth has nightmares about Charlotte's disappearance and two fathers.

  • Annoyance wants to sleep with him and mother every night.

  • Mother is not eating properly.

  • She seems frazzled.

  • Even Chris senses the tension, even if he's too young to understand and has become clinging and even more of a cry.

  • Baby.

  • Michael tries to act normal, so Father doesn't suspect that he knows.

  • At school, kids whisper the rumors of murder.

  • Apparently, a bloodstain was found in the alley behind Fred Bears Diner.

  • Then one evening, Father comes home drunk.

  • Mother has to help put him to bed.

  • Michael realizes that tonight is his chance.

  • While Mother reads Chris a bedtime story, Michael creeps into his parents bedroom father's wallet and keys air on the bedside table.

  • Michael sneaks over and carefully picks up the keys.

  • He freezes in his heart, skips a beat when Father restlessly turns over.

  • Thankfully, Michael's able to sneak out undetected.

  • Michael drinks a lot of water so he'll wake up in the middle of the night without an alarm.

  • His plan works perfectly.

  • After using the bathroom, Michael tiptoes into the kitchen.

  • The glowing numbers on the kitchen clock show that it's just after 2:30 a.m. Michael quietly unlocks the basement door.

  • He steps onto the landing and gently shuts the door behind him.

  • The basement's pitch black Michael fumbles for a light switch and scrapes his hand on a splendor, sticking out of the rough wall of the unfinished basement.

  • Finally, a dim balled flickers and then casts a sullen glow over the stairs.

  • Michael walks down the stairs quietly as possible.

  • Finally, at the bottom, he flips the main light.

  • The room grows brighter, but the light flickers.

  • Michael makes his way past.

  • Chris is old stroller in a couple of boxes of junk to the space Father calls the workshop.

  • It's mainly a long workbench with tools and a desk.

  • The upper half of a Fred Bear robot, like the kind of Fathers diner, is laid out on the workbench.

  • At any other time, Michael would have relished the opportunity to peek inside the robot, but not tonight.

  • Michael rifles through the desk, all the drawers air unlocked except for the bottom drawer.

  • Michael tries several keys before finding a key that fits the lock.

  • He opens the drawer and gasps.

  • There's chips collar, but also a scarf and a few other things.

  • The last item makes Michael's heart plummet.

  • He sobs as he recognizes the colorful friendship bracelet he had given Charlotte on her birthday.

  • Suddenly Michael hears rustling, he pants, trying to choke back his stops.

  • It's something there!

  • He asks, swiping a pajamas sleeve across his face.

  • There's no answer.

  • It's probably a mouse.

  • Then something moans underneath the workbench.

  • Michael backs away.

  • Something is moving under some loosely stacked newspapers.

  • It moans louder, and then a felt hand crumples some paper away.

  • It's a large puppet.

  • It stretches its neck, and it looks at Michael with Bt dark eyes.

  • Michael stumbles and trips over his feet, running for the stairs.

  • Halfway up, he drops the keys, but he doesn't care.

  • Something grabs his arm.

  • Mother.

  • She looks thin and fragile in her pale pink gown and housecoat.

  • She helps Michael up the remaining stairs and into the kitchen and a torrent of tears.

  • Michael tries to explain about Charlotte and father, smug grin and chips caller in the puppet that moved on its own.

  • He knows he's not making sense, but he can't help him.

  • Mother rubs his back, comforting him.

  • She hands Michael a box of tissues.

  • She takes milk out of the fridge.

  • Some hot cocoa will make you feel better, she says.

  • Michael is already starting to feel better.

  • He pours out his story.

  • This time, he's slightly more coherent, and by the time he finishes talking, his eyes are wet again.

  • Mother slides a mug of cocoa across the table and nods for him to drink.

  • How can you be sure that it's Charlotte's bracelet?

  • She asks.

  • Michael explains that he made it.

  • They sit in silence.

  • For a moment.

  • Michael sips his hot chocolate.

  • Then Mother tells Michael how brave he is and how lucky Elizabeth and Chris are to have him as their older brother.

  • She says that father has a difficult temper, but he isn't a murderer.

  • There has to be an explanation for the friendship bracelet.

  • Most likely, it's just similar to the one Michael made for Charlotte, the puppet.

  • Well, it's probably a new robot father's working on, and because of the situation, Michael's imagination ran away with him.

  • Mother urges Michael to go back to bed.

  • She'll sort everything out.

  • Everything will be better in the morning.

  • She walks Michael to his room and talks him in.

  • She gives Michael another hug and says she's proud of him and that she loves him so much.

  • His mother's turning out the light.

  • She warns him not to tell Elizabeth it's the job of an older brother to protect his younger siblings.

  • He must always do what's best for the family.

  • Unable to sleep, Michael tosses and turns before going to the bathroom.

  • He's just about to climb back into bed.

  • When something catches his eye, he stops and looks out the window.

  • Mothers in the backyard.

  • A predawn breeze blows her gown, giving her a Wraith like appearance.

  • She fumbles with the grill father uses.

  • When he cooked steak, a burst of flame mother started a fire in the grill.

  • She dropped several items onto the fire, including chips, collar and Charlotte's friendship bracelet, as if she could sense him watching.

  • Mother looks up at Michael's window.

  • Her words echo in his mind.

  • You must always do what's best for the family.

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This morning, when Michael came down to breakfast, he realized that father had done another bad thing.

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