AN: So...I'm not sure if this is gonna work out but I'll try my hand at it anyway...Let's see how this will turn out...

It was short before Casey McDonald's eleventh Birthday and she stared out of the window sullenly. Her mother was off at work and Lizzy was watching boring little childrens cartoons. She sighed. Living in this apartment was driving her crazy. She couldn't stand beeing a mom to Lizzy at her own tender age any longer. Her mom was always at work, and when she wasn't then she was usually much to tired to do anything, other than nag Casey. Nora seemed to make Casey responsible for her fathers death and for everything that was going wrong in her life. Casey turned the TV off and got Lizzy ready for bed. She then told her sister a bedtime story and ruffled her hair lovingly.

It was late when her mother finally returned and Casey was supposed to be in bed, but instead she was still awake and listening to Nora come home, in a few days she would turn eleven and she was eagerly looking foreward to that day. Maybe this year her birthday would finally be a better day. In the last eleven years her birthday had either been forgotten by her mother or she had merely gotten a quick "Happy Birthday" out of her mothers lips before she vanished off to work. Lizzy on the other hand was showered with presents and toys and candies on each of her birthdays and christmasses and all the other festiveties. It just wasn't fair. Casey couldn't take it anylonger. She hated her life! And her mother always made her feel as if she was the worst daughter she could have ever had.

Night was drawing closer and Nora sat down as usual to drink a few whiskeys like she would usually do before going to bed. But tonight she seemed troubled somehow. "I always knew it...The girl is a spout from the devil...But I couldn't abandon her somehow...I had promised my sister I would take care of her regardless of what happened...