Our story begins in a small trailer outside of town, where a poor family of four lives.
Derrick's corner of the trailer
Among that family is a boy named Derrick, and he is the hero of our story.
Derrick is 16, and lives with his mom, Marianne, and his two sisters, Cecelia, 9, and Posy, 6. Their father left when Derrick was 3 years old, so the whole family depends on Derrick and his job busing tables at a nearby restaurant.
But one day, Derrick was fired from his job, which left his family without any income, and no way to feed their hungry stomachs.
NO! I'm sick on constant work! You find a job if you want to support us!
Derrick, you have to find another job to pay for our family!
Derrick is initially fed up with work, and mad at his mom for expecting him to support the whole family. But then he thinks about his sisters, and realizes it isn't really about what he wants, its about what he needs to do to keep his family healthy. So he decides to get another job.
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