Scott was pleased by the manner in which Angel seemed to be warming up to him and letting loose. She had been laughing and smiling the whole time after they left the beach. She told him all about the different high schools she'd been to and all the crazy things that had gone on there. She talked about some of the deranged cousins and other relatives she'd stayed with. She shared some of the really strange things about her family, like the fact that she was part Painian, which was from a country taken over by Germany in World War II. Scott told her all about the weird fans he'd met and all the demented laws that he's run into in some of the countries. By the time Scott was ready to drive Angel home, they had formed such a strong bond that it was hard to say good-bye.

"I promise that I'll come over really early tomorrow morning so that I can see you off, and meet your Uncle Rob." Scott swore.

"Yeah." Angel replied distantly.

"Really. I will."

When Angel's only reply was a nod, Scott got concerned.

"What's the matter?" he asked, "Is it your Uncle Rob? I'm sure that he'll be great."

"I'm not. Scott, I don't want to leave you. Who knows when we'll meet up again? Who knows if we'll EVER meet up again?"

"But Angel-"

"I don't want to move in with my Uncle Rob. I want to move in with you."

"I wish that you could, but I just don't think that you can." Scott said, "Look Angel. I may have only met you today, but that doesn't mean that I don't want what's best for you. I know that if you come on tour with me and my brothers, you won't be happy. Sometimes in life, our blessings are hidden, and we have to dig deep into ourselves to find them. You're an amazing person with a lot to offer. I know how much potential you have, and I don't want that to go to waste because of me. I'm not sure why I have this feeling, but I just KNOW that your Uncle Rob is going to be different that the other relatives who you've been living with so far. Can you please just give him a chance? I'll give you my pager number and the number for the phone in our tour bus. If there's anything that you ever need to talk about, just call me, I'll be happy to talk to you. Please, just give this guy a chance. Who knows what you'll end up finding in him!"

"You know what Scott? You're right about everything! Thank you so much!" Angel leaned forward and kissed Scott softly on the cheek. He kissed her cheek back, then let his lips slide to hers. She kissed him back softly, then opened the car door, "I'll see you tomorrow, Scott. Thank you again!"

"Any time, Angel." Scott replied, giving her a little half smile before she shut the door and walked up her gravel driveway. Scott watched, hoping that he had saved her life.