11. Ashton's POV
"MOM!!" I yelled and rushed over to hug her. She didn't hesitate to wrap her arms around me and squeeze. We stood there for about 5 minutes crying and hugging each other. Mom finally pulled away and looked at me. "Honey, I was so worried! I didn't know where you were and Mr.Dickens didn't know! And then I got a call from Amy!" When she said Amy had called her, she seemed so sad. You see, Amy was my aunt and Jason was her husband. "What?" She paused. She took my arm and pulled me to the couch. She put intertwined out hands together, and I could tell that whatever it was that she was about to tell me, it was gonna be bad. "Ashton, Cory's dead." My mom whispered. I froze. Cory was my cousin/brother. He went into the army a year ago and was due any time now to come home. "No, he can't be. He promised he was gonna come home!" I cried. I can't believe every last bit of anything I had was BIENG taken away. Literally the only thing I truly had was my mom. "Sweetie I -" I got up and ran to my room. I locked the door then slid my back down it. "Why do you hate me?" I whispered/sobbed. "What did I ever do to you?" I was bawling my eyes out . I would end this, but my mom needed me now more than ever. Ever since daddy left us, we've had no one but each other. Only I had the boys and mom had her friend Clary across the street. I lost the boys, but we still had Clary. I heard crying. I heard wild sobbing, and it wasn't me. I knew it wasn't mom either, it was a boy. Or BOYS. That what it was. The boys crying. I could hear it through my open window. They were walking towards my house. Great, you know that's the last thing I need!! The boys all asking questions and trying to get me to forgive them. With the state that I was in I'd probably forgive them and not know about it till the next day. I did want them to give me a huge hug. I kinda needed it. I heard knocking and then my mum yell," Ash, the boys are here to see you. Yay. "I'll be down in a sec." I went to the bathroom and threw off my beanie. I placed my hair in a high bun and at the front if it I clipped a black gold studded bow in it. I unlocked my door, opened it, and then started down the stairs.