Alternate Ending #2:
My watch says I have twenty minutes. I've made up my mind. I'm finding Lance. I start running as fast as I can, back toward the coffee shop. I've been running a lot lately. Running from my problems, running for my life, now I running for Lance.
Ten minutes later the coffee shop is in my site. I go to cross the street. I look both ways and it appears no taxis, bikes, or glass panes are coming my way. I step onto the street and cross. I enter the coffee house. It's filled with the smoke of cigarettes. I look over toward where Lance, Lea, and I had been setting earlier. It's empty, so I head back out onto the street. Getting in a taxi, there's Lance and Lea. I yell for Lance, he turns around and runs toward me. We hug tightly. Lance is crying. I'm crying. Lea's confused. We all stay this way for a while. Our manly hugging session ends abruptly.
"Good to see you with your family," Joe says.
"Thanks Joe." I say.
"We're all God's children." Joe yells back, as he walks off humming "Jingle Bells".