"Are Mom and Dad going to be home for dinner?" asks Avery.
"I don't know. If they aren't, would you rather have pizza or Chinese food?"
But their mother doesn't want to talk about dinner. "Your father's been admitted to the hospital," she says. "You and your sister should come see him."
"What's wrong Dad? What happened?" Harper asks.
"It's just the flu, sweetie. But don't get too close, I don't want you to catch it. I'll be fine. I just need some rest."
"Can you wake your sister up?" she asks Harper. "I need to talk to you girls."
"What's going on? Can we see Daddy?" Avery asks.
Their mother is quiet for a moment, then finally answers, "Your father's dead. He died a few minutes ago."
Andrew Carter rolled the second ROS this round - death by illness. It will be interesting to see how this affects his wife and daughters. Harper is going to college soon, but Avery is only ten, and in a few months it will be just her and her mom.