They were late, and Heena was beginning to think she should have cancelled it. There was always so much to do, and Heena, a night-duty nurse at the local hospital, had recently worked extra shifts.
She was tired. The sleet storm and icy roads added to her tension. Maybe she should turn the car around.
"Mom!" Anucried. "Look!" Just ahead, a car had lost control on a patch of ice. As Heena tapped the brakes, the other car spun wildly rolled over, then crashed sideways into a telephone pole.
Heena pulled over, skidded to a stop and threw open her door. Thank goodness she was a nurse - she might be able to help these unfortunate passengers.
Then she paused. What about Anu? She couldn't take him with her. Little boys shouldn't see scenes like the one she anticipated. But was it safe to leave him alone? What if their car were hit from behind?