Campbell tapped on his grandfather’s door before poking his head in. “Grandpa? You busy?”
Andy looked up when he heard his grandson’s voice. “Come on in. You okay?”
Campbell shook his head as he sat down. “Not really. I miss him.”
“We all do.” Andy looked at his grandson thinking about the two boys. “You two were always side by side from the time you were still in diapers.”
“He was my best friend. I feel lost without him.”
“Have you talked to Dr. Brown?”
Campbell shook his head. “No. I probably should call and make an appointment.”
“It would probably help. I doubt this is what you came in here for.”
Campbell nodded. “I was thinking about Clare and the baby. I know Devin wanted a house built on the land you gave him so they could all be together. I’d like to still build the house for Clare and the baby. I want to make sure they are taken care of.”
Andy sat back in his chair listening. He could see there was more that his grandson wanted to talk about so he stayed quiet and waited patiently.
“I need your support and your help with something else that I want to do, Grandpa.” He was a bit nervous asking his grandpa for this, but it was something he was really wanting. “I want to build something for the teens…a place where they can hang out and be safe…no guns, no alcohol…no drugs.”
That was it. Andy could see that was what he was there for. “What do you need me to do?”
“I know how to do the designs, but that’s all. I don’t know how to get the funding or the approval for the project.”
“We’ll work on this together. Give you on the job experience with it so you will know what you need to do in the future.”
Andy moved to sit beside his grandson. “Call Dr. Brown, Campbell. Let him help you get through this. As hard as this is for the rest of us, we are still here for you. We know how close you and your brother always were.”
They all were worried about Campbell. With his depression, they knew that this could get really bad for him. They had been keeping a close watch on him.
“You know that any time you feel like you need to talk, you can come to any of us.”
Campbell nodded. “I know, Grandpa. I just don’t really want to talk about it right now. Not yet.”
Andy hugged his grandson tight. “I love you, Campbell.”
He could feel the tears on his shoulder and just held his grandson.