I’ve begun to hate her. She’s one corpse in a world filled with millions, but because she’s in here with us, I’ve begun to focus all my pain and frustration directly on her. Sometimes I feel like she’s taunting me, and it’s all I can do not to destroy her. Yesterday when she was watching me I stood on the other side of the door with an axe in my hands for what felt like for ever. I wanted so badly to cut her down to nothing, batter her into memory.

But I know I can’t harm her; we still need her.

She is The Swimmer.

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