Mary thought to herself that she could use some of the little savings she had put aside for the rainy day to get grinds for Ria. She couldn’t let her waste her teenage years. Ria only laughed at this suggestion and reminded her mother that in another year she would be legally able to leave school altogether. Mary didn’t push this create as she felt that at least she is attending at the moment and she didn’t want to jeopardize that. Mary didn’t like this boyfriend of hers either.
She couldn’t quite put her finger on it but he seemed like a shady character. Ria had started going out with Gavin a few months ago. She met him through David. Gavin is 17 and is attending the local youth reach. He hasn’t much interest in school. He has told her he’s only attending Youthreach for his parent’s sake and to collect the money that he gets there. He can’t wait until he’s 18 and then he is out of there.
Ria has greatmusical abilit. She plays several instruments and has reached grade 7 on the piano. She was attending lessons but recently has started to skip them. The music teacher Rang Mary to let her know that Ria has been missing classes.