Most sixteen-year-olds get woken up by their parents because they’re late for school, or the dog needs walking, or there’s a maths test in first period. My mum drags me out of bed with reminders that she has to fight for international peace or solve world hunger.
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The world isn’t so good with funerals anymore.
Deaths, sure; we have plenty of those. We can give you death in any shape or size you want. Good death, bad death, slow death, fast death – the modern world is the fucking amazon.com of dying. Maybe it wasn’t like that before the Rising hit and the dead started to walk, but hey, guess what: All that shit happened, and now we’re rats in the wreckage, living and dying in the aftermath of our parents’ mistakes.