Siouxsie wasn't entirely happy with the fact that she was in the presence of the women who had abandoned Andi so many years ago. Andi always said to people that his mother was dead, because that's how it always seemed. And then she just comes strolling into the house of the man that she left behind, out of the blue.
Kathie held out her hand, hoping for a handshake, after having been introduced to Siouxsie.
"You must be a friend of Andi's, right?"
Siouxsie didn't take the look of disgust on her face, when she went up to Kathie and gave her a great slap across the face.
Siouxsie's mother was in the kitchen, watching everything, but even with that, a welcome yet awkward silence filled the room, as if to say that everyone saw that coming.
"Can't say I don't deserve that..."
"Name's Siouxsie, I'm Andi's best friend."
The two exchanged a few looks.
Siouxsie was obviously filled with anger and disgust, while Kathie respected the girl, and her will to protect her friend.
Kathie then walked over towards Daniel.
"So... I take it you've seen the news?"
She knew where Andi was, just as well as he did.
"Yeah... he's in that god-forsaken program, or whatever..."
Kathie sat down next to him.
"I saw it on T.V. recently... I've been keeping track of you and Andi for some years now, and... I saw that..."
Kathie obviously wanted to cry, but kept holding it back.
"I never spent time with him... except for those three great years."
Daniel had no sympathy for her in the least bit.
"Until you decided to leave us."
"I had my reasons... but now I bring myself to the matter in mind."
She took out of her purse a picture of a young blonde.
"She's the reason I left, my daughter, Kristey..."
Daniel looked at her with shock. After Andi was born, the couple had never made love, and yet he just realized that she left because she was pregnant, putting two and two together that she was having an affair.
"She's... also in the program..."
Daniel and Siouxsie's contempt suddenly turned into a small hint of sympathy. Sure, they had lost Andi, but she's losing TWO people to this program.
"But... that's not the worst part... after I heard what happened, I went through her things... kind of thinking that, most likely, she won't make it... and, found out that... basically, she's trying to kill Andi."
She told the two of Kristey's personal writings of revenge, hatred, and cold-heartedness towards the boy, she believes, had the life that she wanted.
It all came as a shock to the two of them, this whole situation got a whole lot worse.
***Back to Andi***
Andi was slowly recovering from his fatigue. A little self-motivation can go a long way. He checked his map to see where the hospital was.
"The central part of the island..."
He figured that if any place was helpful, it would be a hospital. Food, maybe some clothing, and sharp objects would most likely be available for the taking, and that's what could help him survive.
He started walking faster, realizing that he could make it to the hospital in ten minutes if he hurried.
((Continued in What Do You...?