When Alisha got a text message from Halia, she couldn’t believe it! She started to cry. Halia had been dead for a week!
“What would my friends say if they knew I was drinking right now?” Halia asked her sister Carlee at the Christmas party.
“They don’t need to know,” said her sister, Carlee, slurring her speech, obviously having drunk too much!
“I better get you home,” decided Halia. But she knew she shouldn’t be driving either. However, she had no choice.
She helped her sister into the car, said good-bye to their host, then began the short drive home. It was Christmas in Snohomish. It was very dark, cold and icy. ”
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