By Jenny Valentine
Me: Lucas Swain—I'm approximately 16 years previous and dwell in London. i used to be rather common until eventually the evening i discovered Violet. Then every thing replaced.
The lacking: Dad. He disappeared 5 years in the past. no one is familiar with what occurred to him, and no-one cares other than me. it truly is sufficient to force you loopy.
The useless: that is Violet . . . within the urn. talking of crazy—I comprehend she's attempting to inform me anything, and that i imagine it really is approximately my father. . . .
A useless girl will not be a lot to head on, yet my dad's in the market someplace, and it truly is as much as me to determine the place.
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1. A dead old lady would never be judgmental or lecture me like every other female on the planet. 2. If I decided to find out about her, she might turn out to be the coolest, most talented, bravest person I’d ever heard of, and I might sort of get to know her without the hassle of her actually existing. 3. I would get to rescue her, and I never did that for anyone before. It sort of makes you need them, too, in your own way. 4. A dead old lady would be easy to like because she couldn’t leave any more than she had already.
After the funeral, back at Angelique’s house, we had this kind of circle-time thing where we all said something we liked about Angelique or told a funny story about her. They make you do circle time at school a lot 33 34 JENNY VALENTINE when something bad happens, or sometimes just because they want to. It can be OK, or pretty crap, depending; but that circle time at Angelique’s was just about the most touching thing ever. Everybody had something they really wanted to say, and Angelique’s mum and dad were crying and laughing at the same time.
Me: What’s her name? TS: (staring at me hard for the count of five and sighing) If I tell you, will you leave? Me: Yes. TS: (picking up the urn and showing me the metal plaque on the side that reads PARK 1927–2002) Now get out. VIOLET ME, THE MISSING, AND THE DEAD It was like a light going on in my brain. I read once in a comic about readiness potential. It’s the way your brain is always one step ahead of you, even though you think you’re the one in charge. It’s pretty complicated, but I think I understand it and it goes like this.
Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine