August 3rd, 2005

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Towards Some Overwhelming Question (What’s Past is Prologue 17/18)

“Scott? You got a minute?”

“Yeah, sure. What’s up?”

“It’s about the law firm we retained for your brother. I just wanted to update you.”

“Thanks, Warren, but I think I am up to date. I spoke with Alex’s attorney. Alex gave him permission to talk to me.”

“They’re returning most of the retainer?”

“They don’t feel they can really do anything for him. They’ve met with him via teleconference. They’ve reviewed the transcripts and the police reports. His attorney said there really isn’t any basis for an appeal. He advised Alex to just be a model prisoner and hope for parole.”

“When is he eligible?”

“Not for another four years.”

“So what happens now? Do you think he can keep out of trouble and wait it out?”

“It’s too long. I can’t just leave him there.”
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