Jessica said, “Mom, I have to tell you something.”
“Yes, honey?” her mom replied.
“I’ve been accepted into a government program. I can’t tell you much, but I can say that you may never see me again.”
“Oh? But Jesse, you can’t leave me alone. After your father died, you’re all I have left!” her mother said, her voice wavering.
“I know that, Mom. That’s why I’ve arranged for someone to come take my place. Her name is Lisa. I think you’ll like her.”