Rachel is horrified by the sight of her mother.
Even so, a part of her still wants to run toward her to help.
But she runs away–
Toward the graveyard.
And her grandmother.
Rachel, my darling. I was so afraid! Gran
Quickly now, we don’t have a moment to lose. Gran
Gran takes out a needle and moves toward Rachel.
Let me prick your finger. Gran
This will keep you safe against your mother. Gran
Rachel almost lets Gran prick her finger.
But then she backs away.
She runs to her dad’s grave
And places both of her hands on the headstone, as if to gain strength from it.
Gran appears with the needle, but she stops short, right before the grave.
It is as if an invisible forcefield prevents her from entering the space around the grave.