Ladies and Gentleman, Hassan Is Dead

It makes me sad, real sad. i actually cried as i was finishing this chapter, i got so wrapped into the moment and i just felt Assis's anguish. i know how much he loves Hassan.

I realized as i washing the dishes today that none of my characters have a strong/positive/good relationship with their fathers. Brianna's father joined a cult, Jean-boy's father cheats on his mom, Winnie Yu and Ginger Lin both lost their dads, Suzanne loves her dad, but we don't see them interacting (except maybe at the end of the novel), and though Assis loves his father, they don't talk to each other at all and Hassan is clearly his surrogate father. in summary: 2 dead fathers, 1 cheating father, and 3 missing, aloof, detached or uninvolved fathers. man, do i have an issues with father figures or what?