Rosie

  Rosalind Worthy sits in the waiting room at the Granger Cancer Facility, in Seattle, where she's been receiving treatment for more than six months. Her mother, Abigail, sits beside her, and her little sister, Rhiannon is across from her, looking through a copy of Highlights magazine. Rosalind is wearing a large, floppy hat to … Continue reading Rosie

Leah and Dottie

Leah Walker enters her dorm room at Wellesley College and sets her backpack onto a chair. It's her freshman year, and her roommate, Heather, is visiting family for several days, so Leah's looking forward to having the room to herself for a long weekend. Leah's average height, with shoulder-length auburn hair, and steel-blue eyes. She's … Continue reading Leah and Dottie

Worthy, Part 43

The venue for the band Neil found is called T.J. Bailey's and it's a few blocks off the square in Decatur. It's patterned after a cozy neighborhood bar, but seems way too polished for the traditional, lived in feel they're aiming to achieve. Leah and the Caines are there, along with a moderate crowd of … Continue reading Worthy, Part 43

Worthy, Part 39

Abigail is lying on the bed in her room at the Caine residence. Toward the end of the previous week, Alyssa invited Abigail and Genevieve out to her house to hear what Steven concluded regarding custody of the embryos in deep freeze in Massachusetts. At that time, Alyssa offered to let Abigail and Genevieve stay … Continue reading Worthy, Part 39

Worthy, Part 28

Abigail receives a call from her aunt Rosalind, requesting a meeting that afternoon. Rosalind has just completed her latest treatment for cancer and sounds a bit subdued on the phone, but assures Abigail she's doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. Rhiannon has been keeping Abigail up-to-date on the course of treatment … Continue reading Worthy, Part 28

Worthy, Part 27

Several weeks after her appointment with her doctor, Rosalind lets Rhiannon and Abigail know she's been diagnosed with stomach cancer, which has spread. She's chosen to treat it aggressively, so while she's undergoing treatment, Genevieve stays with Abigail. Ever since the Duchards moved in with Abigail and her mother when Abigail was thirteen, she's come … Continue reading Worthy, Part 27

Worthy, Part 26

A few months after starting with BioGen Labs, Abigail gets permission to conduct a small project investigating her family's DNA heritage, in particular the female side. She's noted the prevalence of cancer in her mother's family and wants to see if she can isolate the markers for it. Kyle agrees, as long as it does … Continue reading Worthy, Part 26