Countdown to death
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"True emotion and humanity lay in the human heart, that vague, metaphysical concept completely separate from the muscled organ inside the chest, and yet just as necessary.
That was what Harry was missing."
The prequel to Guardianship; the story of Harry and Theo and love in the most hopeless of places.
- Part 1 of Building a Home
In a world where the numbers on your wrist count down to your death, most twenty year old doesn't take much heed. Josh Washington isn't most twenty year olds, but he knew that already.
Set in a futuristic dystopian society of the United States. In the year 2048, the Federal Overpopulation Laws were enacted to solve food shortages and overcrowding. Each couple is allowed one child. Two years later, Casper Gynsen and Julin Carriedo-Fernandez are born illegally. Like the others, they receive a bomb implanted in their left shoulders, their lives now regulated by a countdown...
Now, in 2068, Cass and Lin are both 18 and not so ready to accept their fate.
Once, back when he was young and more foolish, Locus would have thought that it was a luxury to know when he was going to die. It would have made everything that he did in the moments leading up to that day so much easier— in a sense. He could have planned around what was going to happen, he could have taken the time to put his affairs in order, he could have made sense of the actions that had led him to that place.
As it turned out, the luxury was not as he would have thought.