Next of Kin
by Rah

"They will not let you see him. 

Say (for the second, or seventieth time): 'I don't understand.'

'We've been instructed not to disturb the body,' the coroner tells you. . . 

. . . Pitch your voice dangerous and low and ask: 'Instructions from whom?'

Stare blankly when he tells you that the instructions are from the Next of Kin. Raise your eyebrows in disbelief. Blink. 

You thought that was you."

 

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