Sarah doesn’t think children should go to funerals. She’s told them they’re going to a party.
He won’t be there? No, he won’t, but it’s okay. He said go ahead without him. He wants us to have fun.
DEATH OF A BOND TRADER BY JONATHAN BERZER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 92
They ask for a bereavement fare but the red-eye turns out to be cheaper so Jeremy and his sister Sarah and her two children gather up their pillows and stuffed animals and sleepwalk onto the late night flight to Florida.
Jeremy is on the aisle and Sarah and the kids are in the seats across from him. Lizzy and Shay argue about who’s getting the window until Sarah reminds them that it’s dark and there’s nothing to see.
Sarah doesn’t think children should go to funerals but her husband has to work and there is no-one to leave them with. She’s told them they’re going to a party.
Lizzy is seven and struggles to grasp why they’re on a plane at what is well-past their bedtime. Her five-year-old sister just pulls everything from the seat pocket and gazes sleepily at the emergency procedures. Half an hour into the flight t…