Stephanie Perry Moore
- Payton's grandfather dies in the beginning
- Payton's best friend comes close to getting raped
- Payton's ex- boyfriend's brother dies in a gun shooting
phrases: " i went into the kitchen to get my grandfather some water, it had been twenty minutes since i had talked to him......Papa"
Paytons was so worried about her family all getting along during Christmas. She goes to her grandfather for advice about what she should do. She asked where were her aunts and uncles her grandfather answers by telling him they went out on the front porch and asked if she could get him some water. She goes to get him some water and then he lays down. Wake up she said softly, wake up and drink some water. She paused touching his chest to acknowledge the fact that he wasn't breathing.