Willa excitedly waited for her parents to pick her up after school. They had promised they were going to help her train today so school felt like it had taken forever. What made today even better was that Vedrick, Rebecca and their son Toby were coming over after Toby finished his homework, if he had any and Toby was always so much fun. If he realized it or not he was her favorite person to be around so she lit up when she finally saw her parents car. She ran up but froze when she opened the door. That wasn't her parents smell and this car, it smelled so new. There was no amount of cleaning that could make their car smell like it had just come off the show room floor. She let go of the door and backed up, confused and scared "Willa? What're you doing? Get in?" The woman who looked like her mother spoke.
"You're not my mom..."
"what baby?" Willa ran inside, going to the principles office. She didn't know if these impostors were following, she didn't care, she just wanted to find another adult. "Willa, shouldn't you be waiting outside?" The principle asked and she hurriedly said "The people who came for me aren't my parents. They look like my parents but they aren't. They don't smell like them and the car smells like they just bought it. Please, don't let them take me. I really don't know them"
"why don't I just call your parents. Should I call your mom or dad?"
"I dont know" she started to cry, she had always been easy to tears. "Hey, it's okay, I'll just call your mom alright" A woman came into the office "sir I" she looked at Willa "Oh there you are. Why did you run away from your parents?"
"because they aren't my parents"
"Willa, of course they are your parents"
"I'm calling her mom. Don't let them come in here okay"
"Um..okay" the woman seemed genuinely confused but she shut the door anyway. Charlotte answered "Mrs Raven, hey, this is Willas principle. Where are you?"
"we're on our way to pick her up now. Is there a problem? Did she get out early? I didn't get an email or anything"
"so you aren't here"
"see, it's not my mom and dad" she whined and her mother heard her "whats going on?" Charlotte asked, heart thumping. "apparently someone else tried to pick her up claiming they were you but we'll keep her in my office and I'll try to keep these other people here. Your daughter is really upset if you want to talk to her on the phone while I go talk to the teacher who just came in here"