Chapter 2-Getting to Know "Samantha"
I stared, unblinking, at Serenity, for what seemed like a long time, but was probably just a few minutes. Then, once the explanation had completely sunk in, I spoke again. "Do you mean to tell me," I began calmly, "that for one week, we have to raise this...this...doll?! Like it's real?!?"
Serenity shrunk back, frightened, and nodded slowly. "It's...to teach us...how to be parents." She took a few tentative steps away from me.
"And how," I started, "is this...doll...going to teach us to be parents?" As if answering my question, the "doll" immediately began to cry. It was so loud, and sounded so lifelike, that it actually startled me, right up out of my seat. "What the...!"
Serenity just giggled. "She must need something," she explained. "I'll do it, since you probably don't know how." She