Sang: He got the money he needed and said he bought a ticket a few months in advance. December, I think. He wanted to surprise his family for the holidays. *Falls quiet for a minute, just staring at the photo. ...the next time I visited the brothel, he wasn’t there. For a minute, I was overjoyed. I remember thinking he made it out. We were both finally going to be okay. *Nods a little until his eyes watered. But as I turned to leave, one of the ladies there stopped me. She says, “you were friends with the Frenchy, right?” I said, “yeah, why? Didn’t he go back to France?” She shook her head, and then she got this...look. You know, that one someone gets before they tell you something bad. I felt my heart sink to the floor. *Shakes his head, swallowing hard. One of the guys didn’t like finding out that Felix was leaving, so he brought a gun. They got in a fight during their last session together. Things got heated. He put a bullet between my best friend’s eyes less than six hours before his flight home.