I sunk my feet into our new lawn. Soft, green, and smells like fresh clippings. It was only a year ago that my dad walked out on me and my mum. I don't know what we did wrong...I guess me and mum just weren't good enough for him. It has almost been a year now, a year of sadness, a year of wondering what we did wrong, a year of a massive hole in my heart. I was close to my dad, well at least I thought I was. I did everything with him. I helped him build my wardrobe and my chested draws, and I hammered my nail trying to get the wardrobe together. I would cry as my finger would thump, but dad would kiss it better and the pain would go away. It's not that I don't love my mum or anything, but my dad was just... the blood in my body, or the petels on a flower. But my mum's found a new man now, Joe. He's really nice, well that's what I've heard. Joe will hopefully be a good stepdad, but even if he is, it will never recover the massive crack in my heart, which can never be pulled back together.
"Hey guys! Hi Holly!" Joe picks up my mum and twirls her around. "And hello Candy! Meet Lolly, your new stepsister!"