“Come on, finish that cereal,” Mom says, just like before. “We have to leave in five minutes.”

Eddie picks up his spoon, knowing that he’ll have to rush to brush his teeth and then he’ll go out to the car and have forgotten the permission slip on the table, that he’ll get to school and Rico will spoil last night’s episode of Battlestar, that he’ll see Gina at her locker and when she drops her pen he’ll hold on to it to give to her later…

It isn’t deja vu. It’s like someone started his life from the last save.


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