"Your one-month anniversary present," said Boudy.
"A card?" Anastasia's lip curled.
The logo inside was unfamiliar: a knife piercing a red heart. "Congratulations," the card read, "on your new immortality."
Anastasia raised a sculpted brow.
"I wanted to do something special," said Boudy in a rush. "It's quantum, I think. You'll never be hurt again. Go on; try it."
Anastasia experimentally pressed a fork against her hand. Boudy's flesh dimpled. She pressed harder, and drops of blood appeared on Boudy's hand. Anastasia smiled into Boudy's watering eyes.
She slammed her hand onto the stovetop and listened to Boudy's screams.
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