I can't believe what's happened! Why didn't you tell me that Chelsea was so upset? I've been so busy worrying about Mom, I forgot to pay attention to her! I can't believe we really let her go!
I asked Mrs. Teakle, our old neighbor, to give this to you. They found Chelsea's body in an alley, crumpled up and covered in blood. She's in the emergency room now, and Mom and I are in the waiting area. Come meet us there. All I know is that she's been stabbed--probably by herself--but that they've found a faint pulse, a slight hope.
Oh, Frances! If only I had known! If only you had never left!