The Nest

The Nest
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  • The Nest  By: Robert Zacks
  • You don't want me to go because Charles has been to a reform school!
  • No, James listen for a moment .
  • I'm going regardless of what she thinks. Mom always thinks she can make decisions for me. Not any more, I am all grown up now.
  • Why isn't she mom answering the phone? She's always quick to pick up. 
  • No one showed up, but why? Just because I went to a reform school?
  • James promised his good friend Charles that they would go hiking together, but James is upset that his mother wont let him go on this adventure. James assumes that his mother doesn't want him to be with Charles since he attended a reform school. 
  • I'm glad that you came
  • Hey, what are friend for?
  • So mom was wrong after all...
  • Without his mothers approval James storms out of the house and he doesn't listen to a word his mother said. James felt old enough to make his own decisions and although his mom was usually always had the right opinion James was fed up of being treated like a child. 
  • Mom! Where are you? Oh my, what is this note Dad left me?
  • When James arrives to the corner store where he meets Charles non of his friends are there because there parents were convinced that Charles was a bad influence. James decides to be a good friend and go with Charles. He calls to inform his mom that they are going on the trip and Charles will be attending dinner with them, but  to James surprise she doesn't answer her phone .
  • It's alright honey. I just hope you understand that growing up doesn't just involve making your own decisions, but it also involves making selfless decisions regarding those around you. 
  • Don't worry mom. I now know what it means to make my own decisions. I'll be here for you throughout your journey. 
  • James and his friend Charles enjoy their afternoon and at this point James feels like he was right to make his own decision and ignore his mom. 
  • James arrives home after a amazing day with Charles for supper to see that no one is home. James realizes a note on the door from his Dad stating that his mom is in the hospital.  James rushes to the hospital.
  • James reaches the hospital and thankfully his mother is alright. His mother fainted due to a bad headache she was having.  She explained to her son that she was open allowing James to go out with Charles regardless of his history and the only reason that she said no was because she wanted James to go with her to the doctors due to her irregular headaches.
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