Who are they? Are they still living?
*nods* M-my Dad.
*nods* I’ll try.
You won’t, Jade. *tries hard not to cry again*
I don’t have good luck.
No. You have to stay put.
I don’t want to die here…
*sits tentatively at the edge of the bed and looks down at his hands*
…Will you take me home?
I-I don’t know. *shakes his head slowly*
*hides her face in her hands*
*starts crying silently*
*wipes her eyes* How does somebody even make a phone call like that?
So we’ll just do some research, ya know? Try harder to find someone, and…and you won’t die.
*sniffles* I-I will have to go back to that horrid woman.
…….oh. W-well then it’s still possible, right? You’re not dying, just…we can fix this. Right?
I am an orphan, Joseph. I don’t want to die…I am not ready.