One day my mum said she wanted to have a talk with me. She and my dad sat me down and she said that she was moving out of the house. I asked her where she was going to live and she said she was going to get her own house nearby. She said she didn't want me to be sad and have to hear her and dad fight anymore, and I would live here with him, but I could come and visit her lots.

Now I've been living with just my dad, and we are happy. Last week, I went to go visit my mum and her new boyfriend. His name is Sam, and when we met he shook my hand. The three of us went to get ice cream together and Sam and I both got chocolate with marshmallows. He asked me about school, and told me when he was younger he used to get in trouble sometimes too. He said that any time I need help with school, I could ask him.

When I went home to my dad, he asked me about Sam. I said that he was nice, but I didn't want to say too much and make my dad sad. I asked him if he was mad that Mum had a boyfriend. He looked a little sad for a minute and then said, "No, I'm glad she is happy. And now I can spend even more time with just you, Callum" That made me happy, because my dad and I had gone on a fun holiday not too long ago, and I caught a big fish and made him proud of me. I'm sad that I can't live with both of my parents still, but I'm glad they are both happy and not fighting anymore.

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