Bella leaned on her hand and pondered her mother's tainted smile. She knew she would soon leave, as would her sister, too. It dawned on her how alone her mother was. "I'm worried about her," she whispered to Clark.
"You're Mum? Why?"
"She hadn't been alone for over twenty years. First my dad left, then I did, and next it's Claire's turn. I don't know wat she'll do when we all leave."
"She'll probably enjoy the peace and quiet-"
Beyond Parallel by Matthew Turner
What was leaving home like for you?