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The police finished taking Alissa’s statement and informed her that they were heading to check all the area motels to see if they could find Adam.


Alissa cried for a while after they left and all Brooke could do was hold her hand and try to reassure her that she would be fine.


“Please don’t leave me here alone. Promise me you’ll stay here.” Alissa pleaded with her cousin.


“Of course I’ll stay with you!” Brooke said. “I’m not going to leave you here by yourself.


After a few minutes, Alissa stopped crying and it seemed as though she had fallen asleep. Brooke leaned her head back in the chair and thought about dozing off for a little bit when she heard her cousin ask her one other thing.


“I saw AJ behind you and I saw him leave. He’s not coming back is he?” Alissa said and turned over on her side without waiting for Brooke’s response. She didn’t really need one, she already knew from the look on his face that she was right.


Marcus dropped AJ off at the hospital after he had showered and changed his clothes.


“Do you want me to come in with you?” Marcus asked.


“No,” AJ said. “I’ll be fine. I just want to see her.”


“Alright. Call me as soon as you know anything ok?”


“I will. And thanks Marcus. I would have killed him if it weren’t for you.”


Marcus smiled. “That’s what I’m here for. Get up stairs and hug that girl!”