I watched from inside the old apartment as Chase dug in the ground, found a worm , and started chasing Lanie with it.Oh, those two.I got Carrie to hunt them down."LANIE!Your sister wants you!", she shouted.I saw Lanie pull Chase across the barren yard, demanding him to hurry up and c'mon 'cause her sisters got supper ready.He said that he was going, and sheesh, could she pull any harder?She replied with "Sure.", and yanked him inside."What's for supper, M? we have some beans left over, and we have bread.A little stale, but it keeps us going until the boys come back from hunting.".She looked up at me like a dog pleading for scraps."With butter?'', she asked, practically begging.I gave her a sad smile."Now, my ovejita, you know there hasn't been butter for months.We used it all up." She looked disappointed. "Well mom would've -".She stopped herself mid- sentence, and her eyes filled with tears.Suprisingly, Chase was the one to comfort her."Shhh, Lanie, it's okay." he whispered as he hugged her."C'mon.I heard your sister put something special in those beans.". He took her hand and led her to the living room."What's that?".I heard the word "Worms!" and shouts of laughter coming from the other room.Huh.Maybe not that surprising after all.In times like these, you almost always had one person to lean on.Lanie had Chase.Carrie had Drew.I had no one.
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