Rudy Park by Darrin Bell and Theron Heir for January 18, 2011
Boy says, "Look, I really miss Magus. That's the name of our cat who died." Rudy says, "I'm sorry, kid." Boy says, "That's not the problem. It's my parents. They think they need to protect me from the idea of death." Boy says, "They're tiptoeing around it. They told me Magus' body stopped working. To humor them, I asked why." Boy says, "Mom froze, ran into the other room, then faked laryngitis." Rudy says, "Her voice stopped working."