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Unformatted text preview: Day in the rest of the country. I came home to a machine full of messages. The doctor who spoke to Rowan by phone is on his way here from San Francisco. He has important things to say. But he doesn't know where Rowan is. Those checks are our last bit of-" "I follow you," said Gifford weakly. "Look, Pierce is picking up the doctor tomorrow morning. I'm coming up to get you. I made up my mind earlier." "That's absurd. I have my car. We won't be able to drive back together. Ryan, go to bed and sleep. I'll be home tomorrow in time to see this doctor from San Francisco." "I want to come get you, Gif. I'll hire a car, and I'll drive your car home." "That's stupid, Ryan. I'll leave at noon. I've already planned it. Go meet the doctor. Go to the office. Do whatever you have to do. The point is, the family gathered and it was splendid, just the way it was supposed to be, Rowan or no Rowan. Michael was apparently a trouper. And two forged checks, well,...
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- Spring '10