I don’t really remember the time before. I had parents, but I don’t remember what they looked like or what their voices sound like. Nickel does because he’s older, but he won’t talk about them.
I remember we lived in the city. We lived in a tall building that isn’t there anymore because of the bombs. I remember the bombs because of the noise and because Mrs. Ritchie kept covering my eyes when we went out after. I’m pretty sure it was because we were walking past dead people or dead zombies and she didn’t want me to see them.