October 30th, 2017.
"Do you know how lucky you are that that boy didn't die Caroline?! Do you realize how close you were to going to prison just now? You're damn lucky that Adrian brushed this all off."
"Lucky? It's not luck mom, he didn't do this for Tobias or me. He did it for him! Or are you too stupid too notice he cares more about his image than his son? Are you that dumb, really?"
"You don't get to speak to me like that Caroline Grace West, in fact you don't get to speak about Adrian that way either. That man just saved you a lot of trouble that me or your father couldn't have fixed."
"I don't need to be fixed mom, I was doing just fine without you and this just goes to prove how unaware you really are about everything."
"Just fine...just fine?! I just had to come and bail you out of jail Caroline. That isn't fine. What's wrong with you? What happened to the good kid I raised, huh? Where did she go?!"
"She found out that her whole life has been a lie and she lost it mom. You're perfect little daughter is gone and this is all you get now!"
"No, no. I refuse to accept that this is who you are now. I want /my/ kid back Caroline and this version of you isn't her....god, I don't even recognize you anymore. You are not the kid I raised and you don't even resemble her in the least bit, you're just all wrong babygirl. And I can't do it anymore. I can't sit and wait for you to come back home because the little girl that I raised is gone, she's not coming back. I don't think she can anymore and I won't accept this-this version of her in my home."
"You can't say that Mama. I'm your frickin' daughter, ya'have to love me. I'm still your kid even if I'm not the same."
"No, Caroline. You're not the kid I raised you to be and I'm just so exhausted of waiting for that little girl I raised and love to come home. Me and your dad can't keep hoping you will grow up and come home one day when you can't even be bothered to show a little remorse about almost killing another kid. I mean for godsakes, you're not even bothered by the fact that you almost killed him and yourself tonight."
"Mama, please. I am sorry...you think I'm not sorry for what I did? You think I don't hate myself for what I did tonight? But I'm still your kid, I'm still your daughter. Please mama, don't be like this."
"We have no choice Caroline. Joey and I are just done with this -- with the running and the trouble making. You can't come home babygirl, not to us anyways, because as far as I'm concerned you don't have a place with us anymore."
"Stop mama! No, no, no. You're my mother! You don't get to abandon me like this, you don't get to be like Suzy. You. Picked. Me"
"I'm nothing like Suzy, Caroline. But you're not my daughter anymore -- you're merely a shadow of what my little girl was like. You're not my daughter anymore."
There it was. It was like a gigantic slap to the face and for a moment Caroline couldn't breathe, couldn't say anything as she watched her mother get into the cab waiting for her. She couldn't even be bothered to try and chase after the car as it drove off; her mother didn't even look back once and that was when the red head finally let herself break down. This was what'd she been so afraid of for months and it was a hundred times worse then she had ever imagined -- this was her worst nightmare coming true.
October 31st, 2017.
"Happy birthday to yourself Caroline."