Liel leaned forward from the bench. It was a particularly busy day in the mall, which would usually make her subconscious. Of course, today was one of those rare days were she didn't care. Everything else about Liel's life was so chaotic that the business of the mall almost seemed, she dare say it, orderly. A few weeks ago, Liel's Dad had been fired, and hadn't applied for a job yet. Her Mom had started working triple shifts at the restaurant that was a few blocks away from the mall. Liel was worried that if this went any further, she'd have to start working. Her parents had started fighting more often and the tension in the house was becoming more unbearable by the day. When Liel had woken up that morning, she could hear her parents yelling from downstairs. She had put on some clothes, and since it was Saturday, had gone down to the mall to clear her head. She didn't even tell her parents. Didn't even tell her brother, Gabriel. She sighed and put her head into her hands. What a great day, thought Liel.