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A clock, ticking. The survivors, waiting. The others, glaring all weirded-out at Alex. Alex didn't "cause this." Sassy asks, "Are there any survivors?" How should Alex know? "He's not a witch," Brown Ali sulks at Sassy. An NTSB guy comes in and makes with the vague. Then the FBI guys -- one of whom is one of Gerard's henchpeople from the film version of The Fugitive -- step forward to announce that they need to question the survivors. Henchguy questions Alex. Does he take drugs? No. He saw it; he saw it happen. Henchguy smells a rat. Rothbale says Brendan told him to check on Alex. It dawns on him that Brendan is now fish food. Sassy feels guilty. She cries. Her make-up creases in her wrinkles. Brown Ali isn't friends with the others, but she saw and heard Alex. She whispers to denote intensity: "I believed him." The relatives come. Hugging. Weeping. Rothbale's parents glare at Alex's parents. Brown Ali's parents don't show. I cry one tiny, perfect tear for Brown Ali. The car. Alex broods. We can tell, because he's squinting. Brown Ali whisperily thanks the Alexes for the ride. She gets out and stands in the rain for a moment, watching the car drive away. Poor sad Brown Ali. Then she sloshes up the driveway. Alex comes back into his bedroom. He cries. Mom hugs him. Mom and Dad sleep on the couch. Alex blearily watches reports of the crash on TV. His blubbery red lips tremble. Lightning makes him twitch. He whimpers and twitches over to the window to look out into the back yard. Lightning. Ominous clarinet. More lightning. The memorial service. Thirty-nine days after thirty-nine people died, blah blah bling. Reading from Ecclesiastes. The families glare at one another. Alex rudely turns to stare at each one of his fellow survivors; they all pout back at him. Everyone gets up to put flowers on the new statue dedicated to the students who died -- yeah, right, they got that cast in bronze in a month's time. Whatever. Sassy sobs all shuddery. Kerr says he doesn't owe Alex anything; then he and his fugly silver chain get up in Alex's lips, grunting something about living life to its fullest. Shut up, Kerr. Kerr menaces Alex some more. Candies breaks it up. "I'm never gonna die," Kerr says, and stomps off. Hitchcock comes up to Alex and asks if he can tell the future for him. Alex tells him to fuck off. When Alex approaches Sassy, she weeps that he scares the hell out of her and runs away. Shut up, Sassy. Then Alex and Rothbale have a moment. They miss each other. Rothbale's dad will get over it, and then they'll hang out. Brown Ali comes up and thanks Alex for letting her live or whatever. They get their picture taken. Brown Ali gives Alex her flower. No, not that flower, silly. Alex's lips redden.