"You found her?"

"We found one, man. That's all."

"I don't understand."

He sighed. "He found your mama's sister. She the one took you first."


"She got divorced, remarried. They was on welfare and you was listed with 'em the first few months. Then you was gone, and they disappeared."


"There's no record of you livin with 'em after that. They musta moved outta the county, 'cause he couldn't find no more on 'em."

"No record for me at all?"

"It got complicated, 'cause she used her married name for you, both times, but never actually adopted you."

"She must have been the one, then."

"No, wasn't her. There's still almost a year before you showed up at the orphanage."

"I have to find her."

"We will."

"We? You still want to help, after what Hannibal said?"

"Hannibal forgits sometimes, but he'll come around. Hey, this is family."