unnamed story (the end)
The next morning Clay and Patti were awaken by a phone call. Samantha and Jennifer needed to be bailed out. Apparently their neighbors weren’t amused that the two of them had broken into their house and crawled into bed with them. While getting dressed they turned on the TV to see a report about a bunch of animals being set free at a zoo in Columbus. The footage of an elephant wandering down a highway was particularly amusing to the hosts.
Tina, Donna and Cindi all heard the news that life had suddenly returned as Clay and Patti were rushing out to spring S and J. The idea that it was all over was a bit overwhelming. The idea that they were all going to be tremendously late for work was sobering.
In Atlantic City a little boy was all but smothered by hugs from his mother. Eve woke up from the worst dream she could ever remember having and made a beeline for Trevor’s room.
Passengers on their way to Newark were awakened by a girl screaming about a plane crash.
And yes, Abby woke up wondering why she had dreamt about being eaten by a tiger. And why some her clothes were missing. She wondered who Denise was in her dream. She fought the urge to Clay, he might think she’d gone loopy.
Cindi never did get a hold of her phantom boyfriend Dan the previous night but Patti chose to believe her. The alternative was too depressing and after everything that happened she hoped that everyone could just put those three weird days behind them.
Bruce was eventually returned to his owner. I know you were worried sick about the dog.
If you’re waiting for some grand explanation of the events as I’ve described them you’re out of luck. I can’t even explain why I had a banana for breakfast instead of eggs. I really wanted eggs.