"Daddy?" The fourteen year old looked up at her father from were she lay on the couch.

Her dad looked up from the kitchen table. He was working on his little laptop. "Yes honeybunch?"

This was their family vacation, in a little villa in Palm Springs. It had been a very humid day, but tonight Lisa just couldn't sleep. She snuggled further under her blanket excitedly. "Will you tell me a story daddy?"

Her dad was silent for a few minutes; the only sound was the click click of the computers.

There was a deep heavy sigh and he said curiously: "Did you have your medicine?"