As the time went on Courtney sees more. She was living in a bad envirnoment. She realizes why she stop seeing her dad because her mom kept her home, her mom blocked her dad's side of the family from contacting her and seeing her. When Courtney would ask to go over to her daddies her mother always say "Do you really want to go over and get lied to and mistreated?" as Courtney alwayed hoped that she say "yes" but it never did happen. But Courtney said "well if I can't see him why can't I talk to him and the telephone?" she replied. "I guess you can do that!" By age twevle, Courtney starts to matures more faster then the other kids. Courtney's grandfather Charlie had a heartattack and he has been a handful to Courtney's grandmother Gloria. Well every chance Courtney had have free time she would go down and be with her grandparents. The whole entire fifth grade goes bye so quickly it was like a blink of a eye.