I had to go back to the island.
I wasn't sure I should go.
After all, I had been doing okay since I returned stateside. I'd re-entered civilian life, gotten back into the rhythms of new routines.
But it was their faces that I couldn't get out of my mind as I went about my daily routines. Their faces would appear to me and I would wonder.
I would wonder how they were doing, how they were handling their challenges, their difficulties. I wondered about their relationships and if they were able to work through some of their issues.
So last night, I just had to go. I had to return.
I knew they needed me.
And just as I suspected, Hurley was having a tough time, Kate and Jack had some serious unresolved problems, John was still seemingly walking on a different plane of the time-space continuum and Ben was up to his old tricks and Sayid is having some serious anger issues. Juliet and Sawyer have been kind of thrown together in all the chaos, but they might have some possibilities. I'm proud of Sun; she's really working hard on the mommy thing.
I was so thrilled to see their familiar faces. I was so glad to know how they were doing, so pleased to see their progress and so distraught to see their troubles.
And I think they were glad to see me too.