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The next morning Benno came to Lorenzo’s house.
“Lorenzo, are you in there?” Benno asked from outside.
“Benno, I’m up in my room,” Lorenzo called back.
Benno walked in and as he climbed the stairs he saw Elizabeth setting the dining table and getting everything ready for breakfast.
“Hi Benno, You had food?” Elizabeth asked.
“Wanna eat Mac And Cheese?” Elizabeth asked.
“Wow! Sure,” Benno said clapping his hands excitedly.
“Martha, can you grab one more plate from the kitchen?” Elizabeth asked Martha who was in the kitchen. Martha came with an empty plate and placed it with the other ones.
Just then Jackson came downstairs to the dining area.
“Hi Jackson,” Benno smiled.
Jackson smiled back at Benno.
After they all were done with the breakfast, everyone went on their own way. Martha and Joanna were helping Elizabeth with the dishes, while Susanne went out to walk Rufus, their dog. Drake just shut his room and stayed in. Lorenzo went out, and Henzel was getting ready for school.
Just then Benno approached Jackson,
“Jackson, I have something to tell you”
“What is it?” Jackson asked.
“Today in the evening I won’t be here.”
Jackson looked confusingly at Benno, because, even if Benno isn’t here things are gonna run smoothly as usual.
Benno continued, “You know why because I am going to Henzel’s school with him.”
“Henzel’s school? For what?” Jackson asked.
“Yes! He asked me to come to his school as his father.”
“Father?” Jackson didn’t understand what’s going on with Benno. “Benno, make it clear.”
“Henzel asked me to act as his father for a meeting with his teacher!“, Benno said jumping out of excitement.
“Okay, you may go with Lorenzo,” Jackson said with a smile.
Benno walked over to Lorenzo who was waiting in his Jeep. As soon as Benno got in, Lorenzo set off to wander around the street.
Jackson was so angry to know what Benno said. He walked inside.
“Where is Henzel?” Jackson asked, his voice a little louder.
From his voice itself, Elizabeth understood that something is not right. “What happened?” She asked.
“Where is Henzel?” Jackson shouted.
“Henzel, dad is calling you.” Shouted Martha, so that Henzel who is upstairs can hear her.
“Coming,” Henzel said while running down the stairs. “What is it, dad?” He asked with a bright smile.
“Did you asked Benno’s favor for anything?” Jackson asked.
“N-No, dad. But why?” Henzel was tensed.
“Nothing just asked, because he is very helpful for kids like you.”, Jackson said.
Henzel stayed confused but with fear.
Jackson continued, “Where are you heading to, for now?”.
“To school, dad.”, Henzel replied.
“Okay. You may leave then.”, Jackson said with a smile.
Henzel went relieved thinking Jackson didn’t caught him.