Anya’s friends had been pleased for her when she was called, but also a little sad. Those who were called never came back. She hugged Kefu tightly. “See you on the outside when your time comes.”
Now strapped to a gurney, and looking at the girl in the bed opposite, identical to her in every way, she knew she should have seen the writing on the wall when she had received extra rations to fatten her up.
Her last thought, before her memories were erased and replaced with Halli’s, which had been saved onto disc, was that she wouldn’t recognise Kefu when his time came.
This post is part of the 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups at Julia’s Place.