I found myself lying on a beach next to Barbara, with Katie building a sandcastle near us. I could hear the waves crashing as I looked up at the sun.
This is what I've always wanted, I thought. A good woman, a cute kid, a beach. It's perfect.
No, it isn't, another voice said to me. This isn't you, Jakey boy.
Katie started dumping buckets of sand on my face. Before long, I couldn't breathe.
No! This is not how it ends!
I opened my eyes and saw Gallagher grinning, knowing he'd just about choked the life out of me...