January 2, 2003,
Where do I start? The "living with Michael Jackson" documentary premiered last night and it didn't go at all like dad expected it to! He is not happy at all, some things actually ended up getting broken da dad because he was so angry. He made her leave the room once he got the feeling that the documentary was headed in a bad direction. Even after we left the room, we could hear dad yelling and throwing things. I had never seen my dad so mad in my life and I probably won't ever see him like this again! I came downstairs and saw dad sitting on the couch. I was debating whether o not to go up to him after what happened last night. I walked into the living room dressed in my super Mario pajamas and sat down successivo to him. We both looked at each other and neither of us detto anything. Then he just reached over and hugged me as tight as he could. I asked "what was that for?" He detto "I just want te to know how much I Amore you!" I detto "I know te Amore me!" He looked like he was about to cry and I asked "are te okay daddy?" He detto "I'm fine. Don't worry about me!"
Prince and Paris woke up and came downstairs. Grace followed behind them and passed Blanket to dad. Dad snapped out of the mood that he was in and went to the cucina to make us French toast. I could tell that he was still aggravated da everything that happened last night because he spent 20 minuti rapidly stirring a few eggs in a bowl. Then he came to the tavolo with our Cibo and detto "I think all of us should go on a long vacation for a while!" I asked "where are we going to go?" He detto "I haven't figured that out yet. I think we'll just go from place to place for a while." I asked "why all of a sudden are we going on vacation?" He detto "I don't know; I just think we need to get out of here for a while!" I don't know what's going on… But I know something is up because dad is recitazione really weird!
February 6, 2003,
It was 9 o'clock at night and we were just boarding the private jet that dad rented. We are headed to Londra and we are staying with Mark Lester and his family. It's been a while since I've seen Kyle and I am really excited! I'm still curious as to why we are leaving so late at night
About five hours later, we pulled up in front of Mark's house in Londra and I jumped out of the car. Prince and Paris have fallen asleep and Grace carried them inside one da one. Dad brought Blanket inside and Mark greeted all of us. I was full of energy still and Mark detto "AJ te have to be quiet! The children are sleeping!" I continued to run around crazily in circles and dad asked "Alanna Michael Jackson; did te just hear what Mark said?" I detto "yes but; I'm so hyper!!!" Dad looked at Grace and asked "did te give her the ADHD medication this morning?" Grace shook her head "yes" and he sighed was exhaustion. He walked up to me and detto "go get your pajamas on and I'll be in the guestroom in a minuto to put a movie in." I could tell he wasn't in the mood to deal with me so; I did as I was told.
February 7, 2003,
I woke up this morning in the guestroom of Mark Lester's house and went out into the cucina to wait for dad to get up. Grace came downstairs with Prince and Paris who had both slept in one of the other guestrooms. Dad had slept in the tana, den so he could take care of Blanket because he has been waking up in the middle of the night crying.
Grace took my bottle of ADHD medication and passed me a pill. Just as I put it in my mouth; dad came out of the tana, den carrying blanket and smiling. I ran up to him and hugged him. He detto "good morning te guys!" Mark's son Kyle came running downstairs and detto "wow: te really did come here!" I detto "I can't believe it either!" The two less ran upstairs and Kyle detto "I can't wait for te to see my new bedroom! We redecorated it last month!" He brought me to his bedroom and it was all stella, star Wars themed. Posters were on the walls, a whole bunch of stella, star Wars blankets, pillows, and a huge flat screen Televisione with a Nintendo GameCube and games. I detto "wow; this is so cool!" He detto "I know; the TVs best part though!"
Dad walked up the stairs and into Kyle's room. He asked "are te guys having fun?" I detto as I got up to hug him "thank te for bringing us here!" He detto "you don't have to thank me but; you're welcome!" I detto "how long are we going to stay here?" He detto "I'm not exactly sure yet." I detto "I have an idea daddy!" He asked "what that?" I detto "all of us should have a water balloon fight!" He detto "okay; then that's what we'll do!"
Dad, Kyle, and I went downstairs to start filling the water balloons up. Prince and Paris walked up to dad and asked "can we play too?" Dad detto "of course te can!" I brought the water balloons outside and put them in a bucket. Dad followed me and helped Paris and Prince take their shoes off. Dad had filled the water balloons up so much; I could barely pick them up without them breaking in my hands. Before I could throw one balloon; Kyle threw a balloon at the back of my head and it exploded everywhere. I detto "I'm so going to get te back for that!" Dad detto "I think we should make teams." I detto "that wouldn't be fair though because there's an uneven amount of people." He detto "no; it will be fair because I will be with your brother and sister! They don't have good enough aim so; I'll be there to help them! Trust me; it will be evenly matched after all!" I detto "all right… Kyle and I; versus you, Prince, and Paris."
Knowing how good my dad is a water balloon flights; Kyle and I didn't stand a chance. I wasn't too worried about Prince and Paris because they are still little but; I knew dad would demolish us! The object of our water balloon fights is to get the other team as soaked as possible da the time all the balloons are gone. Whichever team is the most soaked at the end loses
20 minuti into our water balloon Fight; Kyle was completely exhausted from dodging every balloon dad threw at him. I detto “you don’t have to avoid each one Kyle. Just don’t get soaked!!!” He detto "I know; but I'm trying to stop us from losing!" I had made it whole time without getting wet at all and Kyle decided that he was done because he was tired. It was down to dad and I in the end and I was still going strong because of my ADHD. There were five balloons left and dad had stayed away from every balloon that I threw at him. I was determined not to lose against him for the millionth time. da the time there was only one balloon left we were both getting out of breath. I don't think that dad saw that there was only one left so; I ran for it. He detto "no, no, no, is that really the last one?" I started laughing and detto "yes!" I started to slowly walk up to him with the balloon in my hand and he ran as fast as he could away from me. His socks started to fall off and he was stumbling. I knew that this was my one and only chance to get him. I backed him up so there was a albero on each side of him! He laughed as I took the balloon and broke it over the superiore, in alto of his head. I shouted "finally; I beat you!" He detto in a shock “I can't believe it!"
March 1, 2003,
We were just arriving at our hotel in Las Vegas when dad got a phone call. I stared at him the entire time and he just looked distraught. He hung up the phone and detto "AJ; go in the other room so I can talk to Grace." I left the room but; I could still hear everything that was going on in the other room. Dad detto "they just served a cerca warrant on Neverland!" Grace detto "that district lawyer is out to get te all over again Michael!" He detto "they are just doing this because they want to believe that I would do something that awful! Grace; I promise te that I would never ever do anything like that! I guarantee te that those police officers will not find one single shred of proven evidence in that house! I know one thing's for sure… If they decide to prosecute me I'm not going to just settle like I did back in 1993; I'm dragging this thing all the way through a trial to prove my innocence!"
The only thing I understood from what my dad detto was "police officers" I knew whenever was going on; it wasn't a good thing. I didn't think too much of it at the time because I didn't want to worry about him. I assured myself that everything would be better in the morning and that it wasn't that big of a deal; even though deep down that something serious is going on!
March 8, 2003,
Well; we weren't in Las Vegas for long because for some reason we have to go back to Santa Barbara California. I asked my dad several times why we were going back so soon but; all he detto was that he couldn't tell me. Ever since we got on the plane to head home dad seems really nervous and I want to know why!
We left the airport and drove to Neverland. Dad's manager Frank was standing outside the gate and the car pulled up successivo to him. Dad rolled down his window and Frank leaned in to talk to him. Frank detto "Mike te don't want to go in there!" Dad looked at him and asked "why not?" Frank detto "those police officers absolutely DESTROYED the house! Everything is out of place; thrown everywhere and your office is a complete disaster!" Dad asked "what do te mean my office? They only had a warrant to cerca my bedroom, bathrooms, and storage!" Frank detto "I hate to tell te this Michael but; they searched every square inch of that house; whether they were supposed to o not!" Dad asked "how could just a few officers do so much damage?" Frank detto "oh; it was way più than just a few officers!" Dad detto "I was informed that there would only be three o four of them here! How many of them were there?" Frank detto "like 20 of them." Dad detto "this is ridiculous; absolutely ridiculous!"
Dad opened the car door and got out. Frank asked "where are te going?" Dad detto "I have to see this for myself!" Frank detto "if te want to but; I'm warning te to prepare yourself for what you're about to see!" I detto "I want to go see too daddy!" Grace detto "no; te are going to stay right here! I don't want te to see what's in there!" Dad came back outside 15 minuti later and he was crying. da the time he got to the car; he had calmed himself down so; we didn't see him crying o upset. He opened the door to the car and got in without saying a word. Grace asked "is it really that bad?" Dad detto "oh yeah!" Grace asked "where are we going to go now?" Dad detto "I don't know yet; but we'll figure it out!"
March, 10, 2003,
We are staying in a hotel for the time being until dad can find a new place for us to live. I saw dad getting ready to leave and asked "daddy; where are te going?" He detto "out my little while. I'll be back soon though!" I asked "can I please, please go with you?" He detto "yeah; as long as te listen to me!" I detto "I promise that I will!" I grabbed my giacca and the two of us headed out to the car that was waiting outside.
We drove to a shopping mall and got out of the car. Both of us walked inside and went into a Toys "R" Us store first. I detto "look daddy dart guns!" He detto "wow; I've never seen one's that look like this before!" I detto "they have claws at the end of the darts!" successivo to the dart pistole was a stella, star Wars display and dad walked over to it. I followed him and picked up a talking Anakin Skywalker action figure. I detto "Prince would Amore this!" He detto "then I'll buy it for him!" I asked "can I pick something out for myself?" He asked "what do te say first?" I detto "oh yeah; please?" He detto "yes te can but; nothing too expensive because your birthday is coming up in a few days!"
I ran down every aisle looking for something that I have been wanting for a long time. I found the Pokémon ultimate trading card box that I wanted and took it over to dad. I passed it to him and he asked "more Pokémon cards? Really? Don't te have enough of these already?" I detto "I know that I have a lot but; these ones are different and there are 500 cards in this box." He detto "I don't see the point in those silly little cards but; if that's what te want then go ahead and put it in the cart." I kissed him on the cheek and detto "thank te daddy!" He detto "you're very welcome! We have to find something for Paris and Blanket so they don't feel left out."
Dad found a Disney Princess movie set for Paris and got a talking Mickey topo, mouse for Blanket. As we were walking out of the store we saw a McDonald's in the Cibo court and dad asked "do te want to get something to eat?" I detto "yes please" while tying my shoes. He detto "okay; what do te want because I'm going to have one of the bodyguards get it for us?" I detto "a hamburger al formaggio, cheeseburger please!" Dad passed his wallet to our bodyguard James. He detto "get three happy meals. Get two hamburger al formaggio, cheeseburger meals and one chicken nugget meal. Get me a medium-sized fry and a vanilla milkshake please." While James bought our food, we walked out to the car with the other bodyguard named Tim.
May, 4, 2003,
Dad was out doing something and all three of us kids were in the hotel. I was in my hotel room searching through the TV channels when something caught my eye. I was changing the channels quickly but I detto to myself "was that daddy I just saw on TV?" I went back to that channel and could not believe what I was seeing. It was a news segnala that detto at the superiore, in alto of the screen "King of Pop: Michael Jackson arrested in Santa Barbara County today." Dad was standing with his arms behind his back and a police officer handcuffed him. Then dad was directed him into a police car!
I was absolutely mortified da what I just saw and jumped out of bed. I ran down the hallway as fast as I could and started hitting the door as hard as I could. Grace opened it and asked "what's wrong?" I detto "daddy just got arrested!" I was surprised da her reaction because she looked like she already knew that he was going to be arrested today. I walked into their hotel room where my siblings were and sat down on one of the beds. I detto "alright; I want to know what's been going on and I want to know now!" Grace detto "your dad will be home in less than an hour… There's nothing to worry about!" I detto "I know there's something going on and I want to know what's happening!!!" She detto "I'm not going to tell you; you're going to have to ask your dad when he comes back.”
A half-hour later; there was a knock on my hotel room door and dad walked in. He looked at me and I was crying. He sat down on the letto and asked "what's wrong sweetheart?" I detto "I wish te knew how scared I was. I had to watch my dad being arrested and I have no idea what's going on!" He hugged me as I cried uncontrollably into his shoulder and detto "I know and I'm sorry that te had to see that!" He started to cry too and I asked "will te please tell me what's going on?" He detto as he pulled away from hugging me "okay; I guess te should know. Just promise me that te won't tell your brother o sister because they are too young!" I shook my head to mostra that I agreed and he proceeded to tell me what was going on.”
He asked "do te remember that boy named Gavin they used to come over to Neverland all the time with his brother?" I detto yeah; why?" He took a deep breath and detto "well; he detto that I did some inappropriate things to him!" I asked "inappropriate as in what te told me kidnappers and some strangers do to kids?" He detto "yes but; I want te to know that Gavin is lying and I would never ever do that to anyone!" I detto "I know te wouldn't and that's awful that he would lie about something like that!" He detto "I'm going to have to go to court probably within the successivo couple of years so; I can prove that I didn't do anything like that!" I asked "Will te promise me that te won't go to prison?" He detto "I can't promise te that because there is a small chance that I would go to prison but; I will do everything in my power to stop that from happening… I can promise te that for sure!!!" He wiped the tears away from my eyes with his sleeve and detto "I Amore te and I always will; no matter what happens!" I kissed him and detto "I Amore te too!"