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The Unforgettable Vee

Chapter 1: Yellowing

“When was the last time you went and saw your grandpop?”
“I don’t know.”
“You know he won’t be here forever.”
“Grandpop said he’s never leaving.”
“Yea well grandpop also has memory issues.”
“Yea mom, he said that you would say that.”
“Well maybe he doesn’t remember the accident, but I do.”
“He said you’d say that too.”
“Just go see your grandfather before its too late and he doesn’t remember who you are.”
“He said you’d say-”
“Enough. I get it. I don’t care what he said, just go see him.”

Shadobici Valley Manor Retirement Home

“Grandpop, you awake?”
“Vee!”
“Have I ever told you the story of how we became the great Vritra of this world?”
“The great Vritra? Grandpop I think you imagine things.”
“You’ve been speaking to your mother.”
“Yes, she says you’re getting worse. I worry. She worries too.”
“I’m returning to my perfect place in the clouds where you will be some day too Vee.”
“Grandpop, I’ve had a good day, let us keep death out of this conversation today.”
“Death isn’t something to be afraid of Vee.”
“Okay, tell me this story of our family.”
“It’s pretty long, don’t you have school today?”
“It’s Labor Day grandpop.”
“Right, so it is. I knew that.”
“Of course, you did. I’ve got all day, lets here it.”

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“Grandpop, you awake?”
“Vee!”
“Have I ever told you the story of how we became the great Vritra of this world?”
“The great Vritra? Grandpop I think you imagine things.”
“You’ve been speaking to your mother.”
“Yes, she says you’re getting worse. I worry. She worries too.”
“I’m returning to my perfect place in the clouds where you will be some day too Vee.”
“Grandpop, I’ve had a good day, let us keep death out of this conversation today.”
“Death isn’t something to be afraid of Vee.”
“Okay, tell me this story of our family.”
“It’s pretty long, don’t you have school today?”
“It’s Labor Day grandpop.”
“Right, so it is. I knew that.”
“Of course, you did. I’ve got all day, lets hear it.”

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Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

  • I like seafood.
  • Watching ice melt. This is fun.
  • I’m thinking two circus clowns dancing. You?
  • This man is a knight in shining armor.

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English.

Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for ‘lorem ipsum’ will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

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It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

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