•Characters from left to right: Shawn McDaniels (Narrator, Main Character, Youngest), Lindy (Mom), Cindy (Middle Child), Paul (Oldest), and Sydney (Dad, Poet) •Takes place in Seattle
I love you Shawn. You shouldn't have to live like this...
Sydney is in Shawn's school trying to prove why people like Shawn don't need to be taught and starts to speak about how their pain of living how they do should be ended, which only makes Shawn sure of the theory that his father is going to kill him.
Also during the rising action Shawn sees his fathers intview with Earl Detraux who killed his 2 year old son who had CP. Tension rise as Sydney seems to empathize with the killer.
In the climax Sydney gets Shawn's respite care provider to leave and has a long talk with Shawn as he's in (what seems to be his death) bed.
While Sydney is talking to Shawn and expressing his feelings, he seems to be debating whether he's going to kill Shawn or not. We never know what happens because Shawn starts to have a seizure and the story ends