In the Very Same Box

Chapter Nineteen

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Don’t make it worse. Be brave for others, can't you? Don’t make it worse. Look. I have one too. Look. It’s just a number. In few days, you forget. See. Needles only scratch. Just little sore. Just little blood. See? Hold still. Brave young boy. Now the ink. It will be just little scar. We all get worse. No matter what. If we live. That’s all…That’s it. Behave. Get in line. Be strong.

“Sarah’s dad must be so old.”

“Somewhere in his 90s. Strong. Lack bull! Has to be. Had to be. Scary couldn’t see. If he never survived, she’d never be here. She couldn’t be flexible. My dad didn’t judge. Everyone did what they had to. Who can judge?”

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Don’t make it worse. Be brave for others, can't you? Don’t make it worse. Look. I have one too. Look. Just a number. In few days, you forget. See. Needles only scratch. Just little sore. Just little blood. See? Hold still. Brave young boy. Now the ink. It will be just a little scar. We all get worse. No matter what. If we live. That’s all…That’s it. Get in line. Behave. Be strong.


“Sarah’s dad must be so old.”

“Somewhere in his 90s. Strong. Lack bull! Has to be. Had to be. Scary couldn’t see. If he never survived, she’d never be here. She couldn’t be flexible. My dad didn’t judge. Everyone did what they had to. Who can judge?”