FC: The Believer | By: Pablo Ocampo
1: Alex and his family are going through a rough stretch. His family aren't having family time together. Their home is usually quiet, but when there is noise it's usually the television.
2: He wants to be the one who changes everything. He wants everyone in his family to be able to communicate with one another. He doesn't enjoy having the house quiet most of the time.
3: So every night Alex always has a dreams about making their relationship better. In his dreams Alex is a joyful, energetic kid. He is having a wonderful time as he family members are all having quality time together.
4: But there's one problem... They're too tired from work. They work everyday of the week. Both of his parents work from 8 am to 6 pm. And as soon as they get home they barely have enough energy to make dinner.
5: As for his sister they are hardly ever at home. They are always hanging out with their friends. As soon as school is over at 4:10 they both get home and stay there for about 15 minutes. Then they leave again with their friends. They return home at 11 pm.
6: As for Alex he is always busy doing homework. His teachers always give him an abundance of homework. As soon as he finishes all his work he begins to play with his dog Max. To Alex, Max is his best friend. He can express his true feelings to him knowing that he's paying attention to him.
7: Since everyone in his family are always busy and hardly ever at home there is no time for any communication between all of them. They all have their own personal time. As soon as that is over him and his parents are go to sleep at the same time.
8: Finally one Saturday night his parents didn't have to work, and his siblings were out gas in their cars. So Alex decides to pull out some board games from the closet. At first nobody was being entertained.
9: But once the night went on everyone was gradually having a better night. A few jokes were cracked every once in a while to avoid it being awkward. Eventually his family members started explaining their days.
10: After the board games started becoming uninteresting his parents decided to call it a night. At first they weren't too sure about it, but at the end they had a good night. It was the first time in a very long time to have some family time together.
11: After that family time together they begin to family night every Saturday night. With all that start to love each other. Everyone regretted not doing this before as they were all busy with their own personal life.