I'm glad the girl is safe but, maybe I'm just a complete skeptic sometimes, I wouldn't predict a "happy ending" on this. At least not in the way it might be thought to happen. This young woman and her family are, at best, complete strangers at this point. There has to be some memories within her of her life pre-abduction but I suspect they are as far away as our once-planet Pluto is, figuratively speaking. Her parents are those in name only just as she is their daughter in the same way. I can't fathom where she's at developmentally in any way shape or form but it just can't be in anywhere close to a comfortable place for anybody. My hunch is that it will take at least 8 more years for this "family" to fuse into anything that resembles one. Truth is, they're basically just getting acquainted. And that's the worst of it, I think. This cowardly toad who is responsible for this will never, on this side of the "mysteries", have to face up to that he stole her freedom, her youth (at a very key time of it), her chance to grow without such built-in roadblocks, her "normalcy'. He even stole her attachments, her history, her lines that are so important to one's identity. All this poor woman is now is the person who survived this and lived to tell. Amidst all the wreckage she must be dizzy in at the moment, I'm sure she'd rather not be that "survivor" at all.
I don't pray a whole lot, but I pray for this family. Survival and 'happy' endings come with a sturdy price. Hopefully it will not all be too broken to fix.
Edited by Gatsby722 (Sat Aug 26 2006 12:59 PM)
"The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful." ... H. L. Mencken