Abby was collected by child services just before PE, which she was quite grateful for because of the obvious rescue they were providing and because this meant she wouldn't have to fake another day of sickness to avoid dressing out. The woman who picked her up drove her to the child services headquarters, where Abby was interviewed and then taken to the hospital to get her hand set and to check for fractured ribs, just as Mr. Mattern had predicted. Once Abby returned from the hospital, her right hand in a bright blue cast and a back brace under her t-shirt, she was reunited with Corey. They side-hugged (very carefully, as both of them had several cracked ribs) and both of them cried. The ordeal of a lifetime was finally over. They had walked through hell and survived. And in the end, Abby decided, that was all that really mattered.