epilogue 1

The funeral parlor is too bright, and it smells artificial, like someone sprayed the whole place with perfume to cover up the scent of death. It’s a little surprising that Mac’s family wanted to go ahead with the viewing, considering the state her body was in when it was found. But the makeup artist did a fine job - the long claw marks that rake across Mac’s face from forehead to cheek are completely covered up, and with her eyes closed, you can’t even tell that one is totally gouged out.

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