It is the end, at least for now:
He felt an urge to pray, to seek forgiveness for what he had done. He began silently with “Dear God,” but his mind stalled. The contrition was only a reflex, not real this time. It was only a grasp for certainty, just a reaction to his discomfort at not being able to know he had done the right thing. He stopped, closed down the channel of communication: “Amen,” he whispered. Nobody gets out of this life without doubt.
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“Don’t give me anything else,” she said. “I don’t need it. Just go away now, so it can be over.”
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“Last chance, Slick.”
“Last chance?”
“Live or die, ... You pick.”

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