Mother’s intuition #2
A lot of us would have given anything to stay out of school for a day and play video games. However, there’s one huge barrier we all have to get past if we want to do so: mother dearest. She knows when you’re lying, but in this story, the OP’s mother knew something would go horribly wrong if she let him go to school.
After experiencing a headache, the OP asked mom if he could stay at home that day. Without arguing, she said he could, which was a surprise to him. It turns out, this was the best decision she could make since a car came crashing into the school and hit the lunch table he usually sat at. His best friend, who went to school that day and sat in their usual spot, unfortunately, lost his life.