LARKIN: So what? All of a sudden you’re too stupid to know how to be a friend? No, worse, you don’t know how to be the brother I never had. My Ma takes you in because I ask her, she feeds you, she lets Rosie stay, hell, she’ll probably raise your kid and you can’t help me look at my Dad? I wanted to be where my Dad was and I needed you to be there with me.
White tiles and steel tables and basins, and scalpels, saws, hammers, picks, every kind of tool for prying a man open, and scales to weigh a brain or a kidney or a rock-hard liver. It’s unholy. My throat closed up and my eyes got all watery. I got all tight. My throat, my eyes, my scalp even. And I went cold. You’re right about coffins and furnaces – when you die you should just evaporate. And the stupid thing is, the thing that everybody says? my Dad looked like he was sleepin’ and I know that’s what everybody says and it’s not very imaginative of me but I thought he was gonna wake up…..
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- Written by: Dominique Cieri