“The Road Back” Part IX “On his own”
He paused, took a deep breath, and told Ed what had happened. He got the reaction from him that he didn’t want, and the look in Ed’s eyes said it all. “Man, you’ve got to get back into A.A.,” Ed said, shaking his head. “Now, can you take me home?”
He started to protest, but he knew it wouldn’t help. If the tables were turned and Ed was the one seeing dead women, he’d find it hard to believe too. Especially when it’s coming from an alcoholic. He sighed, picked up his keys, and knew that this was something he would have to work out on his own.
After dropping Ed off, he just drove around, trying to clear his mind and think about what he was going to do next. As he passed the church where the A.A. meetings were held, a thought hit him. Maybe he could find more about this “Sam.” Even though it wasn’t his usual night to go, the sign outside said they have several meeting times, and right now a meeting was just about to finish. He came back and parked in the church lot.
As he was about to get out, his cell rang again. It was the same guy who had called before.
“What’s up, buddy?” the voice said cheerfully. “Are we having fun yet?”