Dad, I didn't stay at those friends
I didn't stay at those friends' houses because mom wasn't home that night. It was because Mom tried to strangle me and the police took me away.
I wish I could tell you, but then you'd come and take ME away and the family would never forgive me.
I love you so much... and it kills me that I can't tell you...
Maybe I will when I'm in college and I don't care anymore.