Vy: I wasn’t supposed to be here, I wasn’t supposed to be here, I wasn’t supposed to be here…
Devlin: Hey, hey, it’s all right.
Vy: Don’t touch me!
Devlin: Just calm down, okay? They won’t like it if you keep rocking back and forth.
Vy: But I can’t help it.
Devlin: I’m going to reach for you, okay? I won’t hurt you, I promise.
Vy: Why should I believe you?
Devlin: Because you want to. Come here. Shh, shh… It’s all right.
Vy: Do you like strawberries?
Devlin: I’m allergic to them.
Vy: You smell like strawberries. That.. that makes me smile.
Devlin: I found out I was allergic to them when I was six. They were baked into a pie with other berries. I noticed too late.
Vy: Were you hurt?
Devlin: I went into anaphylactic shock.
Vy: What did it feel like?
Devlin: My tongue swelled up, and my throat felt very tight, and–
Vy: –what did it feel like to almost die?
Devlin: It… Welcome. But that wasn’t the day for me.
Vy: Is today the day?
Devlin: Do you want today to be your day?
Vy: I hope they take me next.
Devlin: Don’t say that.
Vy: Then I wouldn’t have to wonder. There’s so much I wonder.
Devlin: Like what?
Vy: What my daughter would look like in her cap and gown. If that apple tree would ever fully grow back. Where I put all those coins from the Renaissance fair. If I ever really was in love with him, or if it was just the idea of love that I wanted.
Devlin: Where are you going?
Vy: To speak to them.
Devlin: Please, don’t. They’ll kill you.
Vy: No. They’ll welcome me.
Devlin: I… don’t even know your name. How can you die without telling me your name?
Vy: Why does that matter?
Devlin: Because a name is a promise. It’s the “sincerely” at the end of a letter. It’s what seals your intention.
Vy: I don’t have any intentions towards you.
Devlin: I don’t believe you.
Vy: You don’t have to. You don’t know me.
Devlin: Don’t I?
Vy: Your hands are very soft.
Devlin: Thank you.
Vy: You’re… welcome.
Vy: Yes. Welcome. Like when you wanted to die but didn’t. My name is Vy.
Devlin: I’m Dev–
Vy: –No. The strawberries were enough.
[ Gunshot. ]