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CeceliaThanksfortheMemoriesAhernDedicated,withlove,tomygrandparents,OliveandRaphaelKellyandJuliaandConAhern,thanksforthememoriesContentsPrologueCLOSEYOUREYESANDSTAREintothedarkPartOneOneMonthEarlierChapterBLOODTRANSFUSION,”DRFIELDSANNOUNCESfromthepodiumofa…ChapterPROFESSORHITCHCOCK”DRFIELDSAPPROACHESJustin,whoisarranginghis…ChapterWHATISITABOUTFARTjokes,Bea”ChapterINABLOODDRIVEBESIDETrinityCollege’srugbyfield,Justin…PartTwoPresentDayChapterIOPENMYEYESSLOWLYChapterIWATCHTHETHREECHILDRENplayingtogetheronthefloor…ChapterGETAHAIRCUT!JUSTINBLOWSthemopoutofhis…ChapterASTHETAXIGETSCLOSERtomyhomeinPhisboro,…ChapterICAN’TFINDANYFOODintheapartmentwe’regoing…ChapterAGRANDCHIMEWELCOMESMEtomyfather’shumblehomeChapterWHATDOYOUTHINKWILLBETTYbeamillionairebythe…ChapterI’MONVACATION,BRO,WHYareyoudraggingmeto…ChapterSO,DAD,WHATAREYOURplansforthedayAre…ChapterGOODAFTERNOON,EVERYBODY,I’MOLAFtheWhite,andwelcomeaboard…ChapterMYEARSIMMEDIATELYSIZZLEASsoonasIenterthe…ChapterDRIVINGBACKTODAD’S,Itrynottoglanceat…ChapterASIMAKEMYWAYdownstairsthefollowingmorning,I…ChapterFRAN’SOUTSIDE,DADWEHAVEtogo!”ChapterAFTERFIFTEENMINUTESOFSITTINGaloneinthesparseinterrogation…ChapterWELL,IMUSTSAY,THATwasabsolutelymarvelousMarvelousindeed”ChapterIHALFWALK,HALFRUNbehindthegirlwiththe…ChapterACTUALLY,THAT’SNOTABADidea”Justinstopsfollowingthe…ChapterISUCCEEDINHAILINGAblackcab,andIsend…ChapterDADBREATHESHEAVILYBESIDEMEandlinksmyarmtightly…ChapterDURINGTHESTANDINGOVATION,JUSTINspiesJoyce’sfatherhelpingher…ChapterBACKINOURHOTELROOMit’slightsoutforDad,who…ChapterOKAY,I’VEGATHEREDUSALLheretodaybecause”ChapterJUSTINPOWERWALKSTHROUGHTHEHALLSoftheNationalGallery,part…ChapterJUSTINLOOKSTOHISBROTHERinpanicandsearchesquickly…ChapterILIEINTHETRASHbin,breathless,myheartbeating…ChapterATSEVENFIFTEENTHENEXTmorning,justbeforeJustinleaves…ChapterWHEREONEARTHHAVEYOUbeenWhathappenedtoyou,…ChapterJUSTINWALKSTHROUGHARRIVALSATDublinAirportonTuesdaymorning…ChapterSOHOWDIDITGO”Thomasthedriverasksas…ChapterWHAT’STHAT”ChapterHEWANTSTOMEETME,”ItellKatenervouslyas…ChapterI’MONMYWAYINTOthecitytomeet…ChapterWHATTHEHELLDIDYOUdothatfor,Doris”Justin…ChapterISTEPOUTOFTHEtaxiatStephen’sGreenand…ChapterIRUNDOWNTHEHOSPITALcorridors,examiningeachdoor,trying…ChapterJUSTINFINISHESEXPLAININGTHESTORYofhisdisastrousweekendto…ChapterILIEINBEDSTARINGattheceilingDadis…PartThreeOneMonthLaterChapterNEXTTIMEWESHOULDTAKEthecar,Gracie,”Dadsays…AcknowledgmentsSourcesAbouttheAuthorOtherBooksbyCeceliaAhernCreditsCoverCopyrightAboutthePublisherPrologueCloseyoureyesandstareintothedarkMyfather’sadvicewhenIcouldn’tsleepasalittlegirlHewouldn’twantmetodothatnow,butI’vesetmymindtothetaskregardlessI’mstaringintothatimmeasurableblacknessthatstretchesfarbeyondmyclosedeyelidsThoughIliestillontheground,IfeelperchedatthehighestpointIcouldpossiblybeclutchingatastarinthenightskywithmylegsdanglingabovecoldblacknothingnessItakeonelastlookatmyfingerswrappedaroundthelightandletgoDownIgo,falling,thenfloating,and,fallingagain,IwaitforthelandofmylifeIknownow,asIknewasthatlittlegirlfightingsleep,thatbehindthegauzedscreenofshuteyeliescolorIttauntsme,daresmetoopenmyeyesandlosesleepFlashesofredandamber,yellowandwhite,specklemydarknessIrefusetoopenthemIrebel,andIsqueezemyeyelidstogethertightertoblockoutthegrainsoflight,meredistractionsthatkeepusawake,butasignthatthere’slifebeyondButthere’snolifeinmeNonethatIcanfeel,fromwhereIlieatthebottomofthestaircaseMyheartbeatsquickernow,theCeceliaAhernlonefighterleftstandinginthering,aredboxingglovepumpingvictoriouslyintotheair,refusingtogiveupIt’stheonlypartofmethatcares,theonlypartthatevercaredItfightstopumpthebloodaroundtoheal,toreplacewhatI’mlosingButit’sallleavingmybodyasquicklyasit’ssentformingadeepblackoceanofitsownaroundmewhereI’vefallenRushing,rushing,rushingWearealwaysrushingNeverhaveenoughtimehere,alwaystryingtomakeourwaythereNeedtohaveleftherefiveminutesago,needtobetherenowThephoneringsagain,andIacknowledgetheironyIcouldhavetakenmytimeandanswereditnowNow,notthenIcouldhavetakenallthetimeintheworldoneachofthosestepsButwe’realwaysrushingAllbutmyheartThatslowsnowIdon’tmindsomuchIplacemyhandonmybellyIfmychildisgone,andIsuspectthisisso,I’lljoinitthereTherewhereWhereverItaheartlesswordHeorshesoyoungwhoitwastobecome,stillaquestionButthere,IwillmotheritThere,nothereI’lltellit:I’msorry,sweetheart,I’msorryIruinedyourchances,mychanceourchanceofalifetogetherButcloseyoureyesandstareintothedarknessnow,likeMummyisdoing,andwe’llfindourwaytogetherThere’sanoiseintheroom,andIfeelapresence“OhGod,Joyce,ohGodCanyouhearme,loveOhGodOhGodOh,pleaseno,goodLord,notmyJoyce,don’ttakemyJoyceHoldon,love,I’mhereDadishere”Idon’twanttoholdon,andIfeelliketellinghimsoIhearmyselfgroan,ananimallikewhimper,anditshocksme,scaresmeIhaveaplan,IwanttotellhimIwanttogoonlythencanIbewithmybabyThen,notnowHe’sstoppedmefromfalling,butIhaven’tlandedyetInsteadthanksforthememorieshehelpsmebalanceonnothing,hoverwhileI’mforcedtomakethedecisionIwanttokeepfalling,buthe’scallingtheambulanceandhe’sgrippingmyhandwithsuchferocityit’sasthoughitishewhoishangingontodearlifeAsthoughI’mallhehasHe’sbrushingthehairfrommyforeheadandweepingloudlyI’veneverheardhimweepNotevenwhenMumdiedHeclingstomyhandwithallofthestrengthIneverknewhisoldbodyhad,andIrememberthatIamallhehasandthathe,onceagainjustlikebefore,ismywholeworldThebloodcontinuestorushthroughmeRushing,rushing,rushingWearealwaysrushingMaybeI’mrushingagainMaybeit’snotmytimetogoIfeeltheroughskinofoldhandssqueezingmine,andtheirintensityandtheirfamiliarityforcemetoopenmyeyesLightfillsthem,andIglimpsehisface,alookIneverwanttoseeagainHeclingstohisbabyIknowI’velostmineIcan’tlethimlosehisInmakingmydecision,IalreadybegintogrieveI’velandednow,thelandofmylifeAndstill,myheartpumpsonEvenwhenbroken,itstillworkspartoneOneMonthEarlierChapterBloodtransfusion,”DrFieldsannouncesfromthepodiumofalecturehallinTrinityCollege’sArtsBuilding,“istheprocessoftransferringbloodorbloodbasedproductsfromonepersonintothecirculatorysystemofanotherBloodtransfusionsmaytreatmedicalconditionssuchasmassivebloodlossduetotrauma,surgery,shock,andwheretheredcellproducingmechanismfails“HerearethefactsThreethousanddonationsareneededinIrelandeveryweekOnlythreepercentoftheIrishpopulationaredonors,providingbloodforapopulationofalmostfourmillionOneinfourpeoplewillneedatransfusionatsomepointTakealookaroundtheroomnow”Fivehundredheadsturnleft,right,andaroundUncomfortablesniggersbreakthesilenceDrFieldselevateshervoiceoverthedisruption“Atleastonehundredandfiftypeopleinthisroomwillneedabloodtransfusionatsomestageintheirlives”ThatsilencesthemAhandisraised“Yes”CeceliaAhern“Howmuchblooddoesapatientneed”“Howlongisapieceofstring,dumbass”avoicefromthebackmocks,andascrunchedballofpaperfliesattheheadoftheyoungmaleinquirer“It’saverygoodquestion”Shefrownsintothedarkness,unabletoseethestudentsthroughthelightoftheprojector“Whoaskedthat”“MrDover,”someonecallsfromtheothersideoftheroom“I’msureMrDovercananswerforhimselfWhat’syourfirstname”“Ben,”heresponds,soundingdejectedLaughtereruptsDrFieldssighs“Ben,thankyouforyourquestionandtotherestofyou,thereisnosuchthingasastupidquestionThisiswhatBloodforLifeWeekisallaboutIt’saboutaskingallthequestionsyouwant,learningallyouneedtoknowaboutbloodtransfusionsbeforeyoupossiblydonatetoday,tomorrow,theremainingdaysofthisweekoncampus,ormayberegularlyinyourfuture”Themaindooropens,andlightstreamsintothedarklecturehallJustinHitchcockenters,theconcentrationonhisfaceilluminatedbythewhitelightoftheprojectorUnderonearmaremultiplepilesoffolders,eachoneslippingbythesecondAkneeshootsuptohoistthembackinplaceHisrighthandcarriesbothanoverstuffedbriefcaseandadangerouslybalancedStyrofoamcupofcoffeeHeslowlylowershishoveringfootdowntothefloor,asthoughperformingataichimove,andarelievedsmilecreepsontohisfaceascalmisrestoredSomebodysniggers,andthebalancingactisonceagaincompromisedHoldit,JustinMoveyoureyesawayfromthecupandassessthesituationWomanonpodium,fivehundredkidsAllstaringatyouSaysomethingSomethingintelligent“I’mconfused,”heannouncestothedarkness,behindwhichhesensessomesortoflifeformTherearetwittersintheroom,thanksforthememoriesandhefeelsalleyesonhimashemovesbacktowardthedoortocheckthenumberDon’tspillthecoffeeDon’tspillthedamncoffeeHeopensthedoor,allowingshaftsoflighttosneakinagain,andthestudentsinitslineshadetheireyesTwitter,twitter,nothingfunnierthanalostmanLadendownwithitems,hemanagestoholdthedooropenwithhislegHelooksbacktothenumberontheoutsideofthedoorandthenbacktohissheet,thesheetthat,ifhedoesn’tgrabitthatverysecond,willfloattothegroundHemakesamovetograbitWronghandStyrofoamcupofcoffeefallstothegroundCloselyfollowedbysheetofpaperDamnit!Theretheygoagain,twitter,twitterNothingfunnierthanalostmanwhohasspilledhiscoffeeanddroppedhisschedule“CanIhelpyou”ThelecturerstepsdownfromthepodiumJustinbringshisentirebodybackintotheclassroom,anddarknessresumes“Well,itsaysherewell,itsaidthere”henodshisheadtowardthesoddensheetontheground“thatIhaveaclassherenow”“Enrollmentforinternationalstudentsisintheexamhall”Hefrowns“No,I”“I’msorry”Shecomescloser“IthoughtIheardanAmericanaccent”ShepicksuptheStyrofoamcupandthrowsitintothebin,overwhichasignreads“NoDrinksAllowed”“Ahohsorryaboutthat”“Graduatestudentsarenextdoor”Sheaddsinawhisper,“Trustme,youdon’twanttojointhisclass”Justinclearshisthroatandcorrectshisposture,tuckingthefolderstighterunderhisarm“Actually,I’mlecturingtheHistoryofArtandArchitectureclass”“You’relecturing”CeceliaAhern“GuestlecturingBelieveitornot”HeblowshishairupfromhisstickyforeheadAhaircut,remembertogetahaircutTheretheygoagain,twitter,twitterAlostlecturerwho’sspilledhiscoffee,droppedhisschedule,isabouttolosehisfolders,andneedsahaircutDefinitelynothingfunnier“ProfessorHitchcock”“That’sme”Hefeelsthefoldersslippingfromunderhisarm“Oh,I’msosorry,”shewhispers“Ididn’tknow”Shecatchesafolderforhim“I’mDrSarahFieldsfromtheIBTSThefacultytoldmethatIcouldhaveahalfhourwiththestudentsbeforeyourlecture,yourpermissionpending,ofcourse”“Oh,well,nobodyinformedmeofthat,butthat’snoproblemo”ProblemoHeshakeshisheadathimselfandmakesforthedoorStarbucks,hereIcome“ProfessorHitchcock”Hestopsatthedoor“Yes”“Wouldyouliketojoinus”ImostcertainlywouldnotThere’sacappuccinoandcinnamonmuffinwithmynameonthemNoJustsayno“Umnnes”Nes“Imeanyes”Twitter,twitter,twitterLecturercaughtoutForcedintodoingsomethingheclearlydidn’twanttodobyattractiveyoungwomaninwhitecoatclaimingtobeadoctorofanunfamiliarinitializedorganization“GreatWelcome”Sheplacesthefoldersbackunderhisarmandreturnstothepodiumtoaddressthestudents“Okay,attention,everybodyBacktotheinitialquestionofbloodquantitiesAcaraccidentvictimmayrequireuptothirtyunitsofbloodAbleedingulcercouldrequireanythingbetweenthreeandthirtyunitsofbloodAcoronaryarterybypassmayusebetweenoneandfiveunitsofbloodItvaries,butwithsuchquantitiesneeded,nowyouseewhywealwayswantdonors”thanksforthememoriesJustintakesaseatinthefrontrowandlistenswithhorrortothediscussionhe’sjoined“Doesanybodyhaveanyquestions”Canyouchangethesubject“Doyougetpaidforgivingblood”Morelaughs“Notinthiscountry,I’mafraid”“Doesthepersonwhoisgivenbloodknowwhotheirdonoris”“Donationsareusuallyanonymoustotherecipient,butproductsinabloodbankarealwaysindividuallytraceablethroughthecycleofdonationtesting,separationintocomponents,storage,andadministrationtotherecipient”“Cananyonegiveblood”“GoodquestionIhavealisthereofdonordisqualificationsPleaseallstudyitcarefully,andtakenotesifyouwish”DrFieldsplaceshersheetundertheprojector,andherwhitecoatlightsupwitharathergraphicpictureofsomeoneindireneedofadonationShestepsaway,anditfillsthescreenonthewallPeoplegroanandtheword“gross”travelsaroundthetieredseatinglikeawaveTwicebyJustinDizzinessovertakeshim,andheavertshiseyesfromtheimage“Oops,wrongsheet,”DrFieldssayscheekily,slowlyreplacingitwiththepromisedlistJustinsearcheswithgreathopeforneedleorbloodphobiainanefforttoeliminatehimselfasapossibleblooddonorNosuchlucknotthatitmatters,asthechancesofhimdonatingadropofbloodtoanyoneareasrareasideasinthemorning“Toobad,Dover”AnotherscrunchedballofpapergoesflyingfromthebackofthehalltohitBen’sheadagain“Gaypeoplecan’tdonate”Bencoollyraisesamiddlefingerintheair“That’sdiscriminatory,”onegirlcallsoutCeceliaAhern“Itisalsoadiscussionforanotherday,”DrFieldsresponds,movingon“Remember,yourbodywillreplacetheliquidpartofthedonationwithintwentyfourhoursWithaunitofbloodatalmostapint,andeveryonehavingeighttotwelvepintsofbloodintheirbody,theaveragepersoncaneasilysparegivingone”Pocketsofjuvenilelaughterattheinnuendo“Everybody,please”DrFieldsclapsherhands,tryingdesperatelytogetattention“BloodforLifeWeekisallabouteducationasmuchasdonationIt’sallwellandgoodthatwecanhavealaughandajoke,butatthistimeIthinkit’simportanttonotethefactthatsomeone’slife,beitwoman,man,orchild,couldbedependingonyourightnow”HowquicklysilencefallsupontheclassEvenJustinstopstalkingtohimselfChapterProfessorHitchcock”DrFieldsapproachesJustin,whoisarranginghisnotesatthepodiumwhilethestudentstakeafiveminutebreak“PleasecallmeJustin,Doctor”“PleasecallmeSarah”Sheholdsoutherhand“Nicetomeetyou,Sarah”“Ijustwanttomakesurewe’llseeeachotherlater”“Later”“Yes,laterAsinafteryourlecture”ShesmilesIssheflirtingIt’sbeensolong,howamIsupposedtotellSpeak,Justin,speak“GreatAdatewouldbegreat”Shepursesherlipstohideagrin“Okay,I’llmeetyouatthemainentranceatsix,andI’llbringyouacrossmyself”“Bringmeacrosswhere”“Towherewe’vegottheblooddrivesetupIt’sbesidetherugbypitch,butI’dprefertobringyouovermyself”“Theblooddrive”He’simmediatelyfloodedwithdread“Ah,Idon’tthinkthat”CeceliaAhern“Andthenwe’llgoforadrinkafter”“YouknowwhatI’mjustgettingovertheflu,soIdon’tthinkI’meligiblefordonating”Hepartshishandsandshrugs“Areyouonantibiotics”“No,butthat’sagoodidea,SarahMaybeIshouldbe”Herubshisthroat“Oh,Ithinkyou’llbeokay”Shelaughs“No,yousee,I’vebeenaroundsomeprettyinfectiousdiseaseslatelyMalaria,smallpox,thewholelotIwasinaverytropicalarea”Heremembersthelistofcontraindications“Andmybrother,AlYeah,he’saleper”Lame,lame,lame“Really”Sheliftsaneyebrow,andthoughhefightsitwithallhiswill,hecracksasmile“HowlongagodidyouleavetheStates”Thinkhard,thiscouldbeatrickquestion“ImovedtoLondonthreemonthsago,”hefinallyanswerstruthfully“Oh,luckyforyouIfitwastwomonths,youwouldn’tbeeligible”“Nowholdon,letmethink”Hescratcheshischinandrandomlymumblesmonthsoftheyearaloud“MaybeitwastwomonthsagoIfIworkbackwardfromwhenIarrived”Hetrailsoffwhilecountinghisfingersandstaringoffintothedistancewithaconcentratedfrown“Areyouafraid,ProfessorHitchcock”Shesmiles“AfraidNo!”Hethrowshisheadbackandguffaws“ButdidImentionIhavemalaria”Hesighsatherfailuretotakehimseriously“Well,I’malloutofideas”“I’llseeyouattheentranceatsixOh,anddon’tforgettoeatbeforehand”“Ofcourse,becauseI’llberavenousbeforemydatewithagianthomicidalneedle,”hegrumblesashewatchesherleaveThestudentsbeginfilingbackintotheroom,andhetriestohidethesmileofpleasureonhisface,mixedasitisFinallytheclassishisthanksforthememoriesOkay,mylittletwitteringfriendsIt’spaybacktimeThey’renotyetallseatedwhenhebegins“Art,”heannouncestothelecturehall,andhehearsthesoundsofpencilsandnotepadsbeingextractedfrombags,loudzipsandbuckles,

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