An embittered legal battle ensues, and Josh and Amy are thrown from hospital to court room. Time is running out as Josh grapples with what’s real and the couple searches for an accurate diagnosis. In order to save their family, they must face the biggest obstacle in their relationship and fight together against everything – and everyone – determined to tear them apart.
“Divorce Josh,” Walt said. “Come home. Fresh start.”
Amy shot to her feet, fighting a wave of vertigo. “I have a home. I have a family.”
Walt waved his hand dismissively. “Amy don’t be stupid. Josh will be fine. They have places for people like him. Professionals equipped to handle these things.”
People like him. These things. “Dad, I love him.”
He frowned. “What does that have to do with it?”
“Please, be reasonable.” Eileen got to her feet. She gripped Amy’s arms; her blue eyes bored into her. “We know you love him, honey, but you can’t fix him.”
Amy held her gaze. “You’re right,” she said, “I’m not going to fix him.”
Her mother dropped her hands to her sides. “I’m so relieved to hear you say that.”
“We knew you’d come to your senses,” Walt added.
Amy looked from one parent to the other. She hovered at a crossroad and she had to make a choice. Do what her parents asked or lose their support. She’d chosen option A every time. This time, their request was impossible to honor and unbearable to consider.
“I’m not going to fix him,” she said, “because he’s not broken.”
“Amy—” Walt began, but she didn’t hear what he said next.
For the first time in twenty years, Amy Everett turned and walked out on her parents.
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