Grenadine, InterruptedAfter soaking in her bath for many hours, Meryl pulls Grenadine out and sits her down in the living room. Smoldering for hours alone in the tub has left Grenadine a bit worn out, not to mention pruned.
As Grenadine groans and mumbles incoherently to herself, Meryl places a bottle of Pepto within reach.
As the hours pass, and the pressure builds, Marie, who is sensitive and sympathetic to madness, places a bottle of corn whiskey on the table without speaking a word.
Grenadine's mind feels fuzzy, as though it's tickling her from the inside.
She sits unmoving for so long that even Mr. Puddles begins to grow concerned.
Grenadine's childhood in the Chevnic Union comes back to her in waves. While her mother was away night after night working in brothels to put food on the table, it was Grenadine who had to care for her tiny brother. Often she pretended that he was hers, wrapping him in her mother's babushka and putting a crown of flowers on his head. But now she is losing him. As he moves closer to Gene, a wicked, worldly woman, he falls further away from Grenadine. With no one but Mr. Puddles around to hear her, she utters the words, "My baby is dead. "