Inside of that hug was a space. Inside of the not-Joseph’s robe was an endless expanse, the likes of which Alice had only dreamed of before.

“Great,” she thought. “I’m inside some dude’s clothes, inside Hell– I mean, Heaven or Purgatory or what ever, and somewhere in my me is…”

She sank deeper

and deeper

until she saw the Liaison

He said “We just died and we never even started HRT and it’s your fucking fault IT’S YOUR FUCKING FAULT.”

and she didn’t know what to say but she knew he was right, so she gave him a hug too

and they hugged each other

he laughed even though he was so fucking mad at her, because he still loved her

and he said “hold on, there’s something I have to show you”