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  • I say to Caitlyn, I need to speak to my aunt. So I leave. I go to my aunt’s house. She’s not in. So I just sit on, sit on the step. I remember the last time I sat on the step waiting for her. I wait for an hour. She comes home. She’s been shopping. She’s really happy to see me. We go inside. And I tell her that Caitlyn and I are getting married. She cries. And I ask to do something for me. I tell her I need to take Caitlyn to where my mum is buried; and I need to know where that is. And she says she understands; she’ll write it down on a piece of paper. And just before I leave, I take the piece of paper with the address; and I say, “Thank you. For being like a mum, to me.” And we hug each other. And I leave.
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