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Nano Day 30+3'You could be an accountant now, or '
She smiled, almost laughing. 'That's applied maths. Pure maths doesn't have much to do with accountancy, Id. It doesn't have much to do with anything round here. Anyway, I don't want to do something like that. I I just want to be here.'
She looked around herself, at the familiar kitchen with its old wooden cupboards and the table with the scratches and scuffs of her childhood on it, and everything in its place. This was home. Maths had a place inside her head, but she had little thought of applying it to anything. It was a beauty and a treasure, not something to be worn out and sullied day
Nano Day 30+2She shivered, and then she shook her head, her eyes moving unwillingly to the bed.
'Not in here, Id,' she said in a low voice.
She bent and picked up her sloughed-off clothes, and carried them out of the room, into her own bedroom, and she threw them into a drawer, dirty as they were, and then she sat on her bed with a sudden exhaustion that seemed to occupy her whole body, like an illness.
Id sat beside her, close to her, his arm touching her arm and his thigh touching her thigh.
'You all right?' he asked.
'No,' she said, hoping that one small, quiet word would not be the crack in the dam that would release new torrents of grief.
Nano Day 30+15.
The funeral, she thought, was supposed to be an ending
Anwen sat in the church down by the river, flanked by ranks of people in black, ranks of people that she barely knew, thinking, this is an ending this is an ending a burying, an end to things
Id's shoulder jostled her on one side. Her mother was weak against her on the other. There was no high-backed pew filled with mourners before them to protect them from that empty space at the front of the church. It was their knees, draped in black, and an old and worn wooden divider and then nothing between them and God.
This is an ending, this should be an endi
Nano Day 30'Well,' he said.
He straightened a place mat that had been left on the wooden surface of the table, making it exactly parallel with the edge. He looked down at his hands, then pushed his chair back, and stood up.
'Would you like me to stay until the graduation?' he asked, not looking at her. 'Or should I go now?'
She faltered, her mouth half open. And then she said, 'I think you should go now. Go up to Durham. You can stay with Mike, can't you?'
'Yes,' he nodded. 'Yes, I can.'
He turned toward the door into the hall, and she said quickly, 'You will let me know your address, won't you? In Canberra?'
He hesitated, and then said, 'Of cours
Nano Day 29She turned and looked out to the yard through the window and saw her mother still standing there where she had left her, her eyes on the shippon door. And then she heard a diffident cough in the doorway from the hall, and she turned to see Philip standing there, his hands behind his back with a look of apology on his face.
Instantly, uncontrollably, her cheeks fired red, as if her blood was bursting to tell her secret to the one she had betrayed. She smoothed her hands down over her hips, unconsciously trying to neaten the skirt that was already neat enough.
'Look,' Philip began in a conciliatory tone, and she smiled instinctively. '
JoyceHaving kicked the man in the balls and relieved him of his belongings, Joyce wasn't quite sure what to do next. She could run, but he might come after her the next minute. If she tied him up here, in the middle of nowhere, he might be eaten by wolves; or starve to death. Besides, she didn't have any rope. She could kill him... perhaps. The thought left a bitter taste in her mouth.
'What am I to do with you?' she sighed.
'Well,' he groaned while giving her a look that sent shivers down her spine, 'You can run, but that won't help you, cause I will find you! So you just wait another few minutes until I get back up again - and I mean úp- and t
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