Amanda reviewed a
post on her blog that she had submitted the previous night. It was about her
Most comments were
about their own experiences with dreams but a few offered interpretations.
usually a symbol for emotion," one commenter said, "The box might be
something you're protecting from your emotions as you push yourself through
Amanda found this
concept interesting. She decided to give it more thought and closed her laptop.
It was time to check her snail-mail.
As she closed the
door behind her she saw Trisha struggle to get her stuff out of the elevator.
Trisha, in her usual fashion, packed what appeared to be the entire contents of
help?" Amanda asked as she walked over.
Amanda stood in
front of the doors to prevent them from closing, then she began putting the
bags into the hallway. Trisha took that as a cue to move the bags from the
hallway into her apartment.
When they were done
they sat at Trisha's table to talk about what has happened since the last time
they've seen each other. Trisha joked that her life was much more quiet when
she didn't have her website. Apparently her fantasy art was a hit and now she won't
have to worry about bills for a while.
Finally Amanda told
her about Brian Lane.
"What?! He had
a lot of nerve," Trisha said, "Why would he do something like
"Well, he did
apologize," Amanda said thoughtfully.
"But what did
he really want?" Trisha said. "Kinds like that don't just
that?" Amanda echoed.
now," Trisha said, "He put whatever emergency he had over the safety
of others. Even he said that he had the opportunity to call the
"It was in the
heat of the moment," Amanda said.
spontaneously done," Trisha said. "He followed you for months. You
mean to tell me that not once did it cross his mind to tell someone who can
Trisha was right. So if it weren't to apologize, what did he want?