I suddenly froze, wondering what was going through their heads, what was going to happen next. My mother approached me, then embraced me in her arms, saying I love you and I'm glad you're safe. Her tone of voice rapidly changed to where the heck were you all night? Then I saw my dad rise from the couch and walk in my direction, then slowly looking down at me said, "we've been worried sick all night." "How dare you do this to us?" My response to him was, "I don't have to explain myself to you." Then I stormed upstairs very angrily. As I got ready for bed, I thought through the whole situation, wondering what would happen next. When I got up a couple hours later, I began to think about whether or not to tell my mom what had happened that night.
I was very scared to tell my mom because I knew she wouldn't understand and my consequences would be two times as severe if I told her what had actually happened that night. I finally decided to be honest with my mom and hoped she would understand. I noticed her outside, playing with the dog. I made my way towards her. As I was finally face to face with her, I asked her if we could talk. As I was standing there waiting for her response, many thoughts crossed through my mind about how I was going to tell her. She then responded, saying "Sure." Then I started off saying "well the reason I was gone last night was because I was seeing this guy and he's a lot older than I am." She then asked, "how much older?" My response was, "he already graduated." I saw my mom's face reaction and it was very surprised. She said, "Anastasia, you are playing with fire." I just looked at her and continued with my story, telling her how I met him and how long I had been seeing him. She then said that it was too dangerous and that she didn't approve of me dating him. But I'm still glad that I told my mom about what was going on.
My experience relates to Fred's decision because it took him a lot of courage to do it as so did mine. It took me a lot of courage to tell my mom. I consider Fred as a hero because his actions were a lot more courageous than mine. I think everyone has moments where they've had to make very difficult acts that they