I woke up with Ellis In my arms. How did we not fall off the couch, I thought. I turned around and squinted at the clock beside my head trying to make out the numbers. “7:00,” I whispered. I gently got up trying my best not to wake Ellis who was out like a light. I needed to get to school. I had to try. I needed the money. And I would do anything to get it and keep my girlfriend safe.