When he left the hospital, his mother was supposed to pick him up. He was going to stay with her while he got his strength back. However, she completely forgot. He called her on the hospital’s pay phone with shaking hands, but she wasn’t home. Once again, it was his ex-girlfriend who came to his rescue, bringing him to his mother’s house, finding the key under the mat, getting him settled in bed and sitting with him until his mother came home, surprised to find them there. “Was that today?” she asked, taking off her boots.