Ruby Jackson is 9 years old and goes to Red Creek Elementary. When she gets home from school she always goes in the house and waits 30 minutes for her older sister to get home.
While she was laying down in her room she heard her step father's voice. It wasn't his normal time to be home, so she got up to greet him.
Mommy had gotten remarried to step father when Ruby was still a toddler. Ruby's daddy had died in the war. Step father had always worked late to help mommy pay bills and keep her children happy, even though he didn't always want to.
Ruby went to greet Step Father in the family room, and before she could ask any questions he interrupted her thoughts with questions of her own.
Step Father asked Ruby if she had taken a bath, then asked if she wanted any help any help getting washed. Ruby thought of what Mommy and her sister Lizzy told her before she answered. "Never let anyone touch your bathing suit area". Ruby kindly declined Step Fathers random offer.
Step Father then went grabbed Ruby's hand and led her to Mommy's room. He asked her if she wanted to lay in the best bed in the house while there was still room since Mommy wasn't home.