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Talitha Cumi

Sebastian brushed his fingers against the young woman’s cheek, it was cold but her skin was soft. As he began his initial examination he wondered what she was like when she was alive, all he had were technical details on a sheet of paper; he didn’t need to know her hopes and dreams to determine her cause of death, but he always strove to make a human connection, as a coroner it’s too easy to detach from the gravity of death. Some saw it as a coping mechanism, but Sebastian valued humanity too much to believe it would be easier to cope if he ignored what the loss of life meant to their family, and to the world.

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