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|Lydia reaches out to bring Amanda back into the family fold. |
|Amanda has tracked down her birth mother, Lydia, at the carnival. Lydia tries to convince her daughter that the Carnival is no place for a young girl to grow up but Amanda feels she has finally found a place where she fits in. Fearing her daughter has fallen into Samuel's clutches for good, Lydia makes a last ditch effort to connect with her daughter...|
Lydia wishes to speak with Amanda and tell her about her past. She remembers Amanda's father, a man who told her he loved her. Lydia recalls how she could feel that he was lying but chose to ignore it. When Lydia found out she was pregnant, she also found out that she could feel the wants and desires of others. Amanda's father wanted to run, so Lydia ran first. She ran home, but found no acceptance there, so she ran to her sister Carol. However, Lydia soon felt Carol's desire to have Amanda, so Lydia ran once again. She continued to run until she met Joseph, who welcomed her into the carnival with open arms. She recalls how nice he was and wishes that he hadn't died. She says that Samuel is different and that she can feel his desire for power growing. Lydia then says that she does not need a power to see that Amanda believes the carnival is a place where she can fit in because when she was her age, she felt the same thing.