By S. L. Viehl
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No, that does sound macabre. I didn’t fall in love with her because she mourned her dog. I fell in love with her because she was capable of mourning her dog, when everyone else seemed either indifferent or secretly relieved that St. Augustine was ﬁnally out of the house. She looked away from the bed, toward the sunny window. ” We had buried St. Dog in the wooded tract beyond the lawn. Diane made a little mound of stones as a monument, and she built it up again every spring until she left home ten years later.
D. Lawton said, “Go ahead, take a night off. ” And I wondered: a night off from what? We drove to the party in Diane’s car, an unassuming little Honda, “a my-ﬁrst-car kind of car,” as Diane liked to describe it. I sat behind the driver’s seat; Jase rode in the passenger seat next to his sister, his knees crowding the glove compartment, still glum. ” “Am I? ” The sky, of course, was dark. Our headlights swept past snowy lawns, a wall of leaﬂess trees as we turned north. We’d had a record snowfall three days ago, followed by a cold snap that had embalmed the snow under a skin of ice wherever the plows hadn’t been.
A lot of time,” he admitted. “Just tell us,” she said faintly. “Well. There are all kinds of measures. But the last launch, what they did was bounce a calibration signal off the surface of the moon. The moon gets farther away from the Earth every year, did you know that? By some minuscule but measurable amount. If you measure that distance you have a kind of rough calendar, more accurate the more time has passed. ” “It’s been ﬁve years and a couple of months since the October Event. ” It was a breathtaking number.
Beyond Varallan (Stardoc, Book 2) by S. L. Viehl