Janie knows she has to keep the milk carton with her face on the back of it, but also understands that her parents cannot find it. So, Janie hides the milk carton under her mattress to give her some more time to find answers. So many things could go wrong if her parents found the milk carton before she was ready. Janie needed to find out if her parents saved her, were actually her parents, OR if they are the ones that ended up kidnapping her. She was in fear of them being upset with her even though, up to this point in her life, she has viewed her home environment and the people in it as always being loving and safe. She also wants to find answers before her parents have the chance to lie to her. Janie wants the truth.