Things have been crazy in the month since his dad had been arrested. Owen still couldn’t believe it. His dad had been arrested for murder.
In the month since Zaiden had left with the police officers, Owen had learned that it wasn’t only murder that his dad had been charged with. There was also attempted murder, assault, drugs, weapons, and kidnapping. They wouldn’t let his dad come home, so Owen didn’t have a chance to talk to him.
Owen knew his dad had a good lawyer. His grandpa only hired the best. Since this lawyer had already gotten the charges dropped for his Uncle Daniel, he should be able to do the same for his dad. Right?
“Owen, do you think Daddy misses us?”
He looked at his little sister and nodded. “Mom says he does. She also says that he really likes the pictures you draw for him. Why don’t you go draw him another one?”
He watched Grace walk back to her room.
He wanted to go to the apartment to see Patrick. They hadn’t been able to see each other much with all of this going on. He was usually watching Grace while his mom was out somewhere trying to help his dad.
He called some of his friends to see if they were available to hang out. He was going crazy just setting at home with nobody to talk to except his little sister.
“How’s your dad?”
Owen shrugged and looked at Shane. “Mom says e’s okay. I’m not allowed to see him, so I have to take her word for it.”
“if there’s anything we can do, we are here for you.”
Owen appreciated that. “Right now all I need is the distraction.”
His friends managed to keep both him and Grace occupied. They truly were great friends.
Owen answered his ringing phone. “Hello?”
“Dad!” He was happy to hear his dad’s voice. He took Grace to his bedroom where they could both talk to their father on speakerphone.
“Are you coming home, Daddy?”
“Hopefully soon, Peanut. I miss you both.”
“We miss you, too, Dad.”
“Your mom told me that you have been helping her with Grace and everything else. Thank you.”
“Someone has to take care of things so Mom can help Grandpa get you out of there.”
“Daddy, I made you another picture.”
“I can’t wait to see it. I have been hanging them on the wall by my bed so I can look at them all the time.”
They heard the beep letting them know the call was at the end of the allowed time.
“I will call you two again soon. I love you both very much.”
“We love you too.
Owen hit the button ending the call. He saw Grace trying so hard not to cry again. He gave her a big hug.
“He’ll be home soon.”
The two of them went back out to the family room where his friends were waiting. The girls took Grace to the sofa to occupy her with a movie. Owen owed them big for that.
The guys joined him by the Foosball table and started a game to make them seem busy.
“Your dad doing okay?”
Owen nodded. “He just wanted tell us that he loves us and misses us. He calls every few days.”
“Any word on him being released yet?”
He shook his head. “He says hopefully soon. I don’t know though. Why would they let Uncle Daniel go and not Dad? Did Dad really do what they say he did?”
Derick looked at his friend feeling bad that he couldn’t help. “Have you talked to him about it?”
Owen shook his head. “I have tried, but he won’t talk about it. When I ask Mom she says that it’s Dad’s story to tell. If Dad did nothing then why is there a story?”
“That does sound a little fishy.”
Owen looked over at Derick. “You always listen to the rumors. What are they saying about my dad?”
Shane and Pablo had heard the rumors. “I don’t know if you really want to hear them. Some of them are pretty bad.”
Owen thought about what Pablo said and nodded. “You are right. It will be best to just wait and get the truth from Dad.”
I have decided that starting with this generation I will be posting the title’s video at the end of the chapters. The Musical Journey page was getting too damn long. Watch the video if you wish. If not, no biggie.