My name is Salina Fayn. These nightmares Andy speaks of have been in my family for at least two generations. My mother, Alice, used to go on and on about them and the soul city. I stopped paying attention when I was 16. I met Andy's father Richard Fayn then and he helped me through my own nightmares and he helped me get into the doctor for sleeping pills.
I knew I wanted a family when I fell for him, a home, and security. Everything my mother never had. My mother and I argued a lot about my role in this family. She wanted me to search out the city, but I wanted more. You know she actually called me selfish! Hell, selfish would be my mothers middle name. All she ever did was research for that damn city, for a nightmare. She should have been more of a mother. She should have been there for me like Richard was.
I used to believe my mom was crazy until Andy hit 15 and started having the same damn nightmares.I got her into my Doctor, I gave her sleeping pills to help her past them even, until one night she refused them. We haven't really communicated much since then.
Once she bought her own car, she was gone, off to different libraries doing research, just like my mom. I hated that we didn't talk, but I refuse to help her in this. I want better for her you know? Andy is so intelligent and could make a real good life for herself if she put half as much effort into it that she puts into this research. I keep hoping she'll meet some nice boy and come home, but my Andy has a mind of her own you know?
Don't get me wrong, I admire her determination, but I don't want to see her alone and crazy.