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The alarm sounded as it did every morning. The window cast its grey pre-dawn light, only the time of year changing it from black to grey to black again.
He rose, participating in the daily routine. Breakfast and then to the tasks assigned to him. He got a midday break, and they told him to get some sun, maybe some exercise. It would be good for him. He sat quietly and went back to his assignments. They shook their heads.
Later, at home, her absence scoured his dinner of taste and he fell into bed consumed with the same regret.