Abra, Dan, Higgs
Back in the park, Dan's nose started to bleed as the voices screamed in his head. Here on the beach, he withstood the hatred and the visions of all the murders. And then he stepped back from his Other.
(abra,) he whispered to her, and showed her what he'd seen so far, in less time than the blink of an eye. (going to try something.)
With his concentration focused on his Other once more, Dan looked down at the umbilical. This time, he picked it up and followed its paths with his Shine, both towards Higgs and as far back as he could go, trying to learn whatever he could from it.