"He misses his sister at this moment, he realizes, because in every alternate world he's imagined, every place Samantha is alive and well and his sister, she has grown up to be the kind of person he would tell about that look, and he might let something into his voice that she would suspect, and it would be a secret between them.

Would that make him stronger, better able to maintain the secret, if it were shared, or would it just make the secret stronger, more anxious to be discovered?"




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