Brené was out for a jog one afternoon when she stumbled upon a tragic scene. Her brother, Asher, had collapsed onto the sidewalk for no apparent reason. Marley, who had been struggling with loss since childhood, instantly began crying and calling for help.
It wasn’t long after that Grim appeared. He looked up to the skies, noted Brené in his peripherals, and considered what it must be like to live as a mortal. Sure, you face uncertainty and loss on a regular basis, but you also have a chance to experience tremendous joy. Spending your eternity collecting souls and seeing loved ones weep does not leave much room for joy, no matter how much chess you try to play at the park or how long you live.
She even met someone that she couldn’t help but think Elaina would get along quite well with. She took down his name and number under the guise of being a Yoga training partner, in case she ever needed help with the stretches on days that the class wasn’t being offered. Maybe she would invite him over, see about getting things moving for her daughter.