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She cut the engine and looked out at the big grey building, so well lit in the night. She trailed her eyes to her car's dash and read the green lights. 1:13 a.m. She tucked a lock of curly black hair back behind her ear.
She finally looked over beside her. Finally gained enough nerve to look at him.
Tommy stared straight ahead, a dark blue blanket wrapped around him. The collar of his brown and yellow Alligator shirt stuck out, bare legs and dirty feet, too.
His eyes are opened, but they are empty. There is no thought, no feeling coming from him.
It scared her.
She did not know what to do.
"Tommy," she sighed. "Tommy..."
And Tommy just continued staring ahead.
"I wish I did not have to bring you here," she tried.
Nothing.
And that is what she knew.
That is what everyone knew.
Not one word from the boy.
Not one word from his mother, except for the call to come.
Just silent blank faces.
She had stopped an Officer from putting up the yellow tape until she had pulled away with Tommy.



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phoebe said…
oh this makes me uneasy.

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