As Joe and his mother settled into a new life hundreds of miles away, she constantly warned him to stay vigilant. Joe’s father or his friends could be lurking around any corner, waiting to kidnap him and take him back home.
The Paranoia Sets In
Joe’s mother convinced him that his father was waiting to steal him from elementary school, saying he had planted spies all over to keep tabs on him. Joe, increasingly paranoid, struggled to make sense of what had happened to him.