In An Instant Part Seven

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You think you need to protect me Auntie, from your pain, your grief, but you don’t. I know you are hurting, I know you’re in pain. You’re scared even if you don’t want to admit that, and I understand.

But you don’t need to protect me, just because I’m twelve and you don’t want me to be scared, what would be more scary is watching you shut down. Mom says you need to grieve, we grieved as we watched the news unfold on a…



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