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Two Billion and Some
The body in equilibrium. Countless thousands of molecules stream through the canals and microscopic rivulets of tissues. Each on their appointed rounds.
For two billion heartbeats, everything goes according to plan.
Unnoticed, a balance shifts, becomes unequal. A protein is made and secreted and again made too much. It organizes, adheres, clots. Slowly, but inexorably, it settles into the brain’s convoluted sponge, within its fishnet of neural junctions. Filling the spaces with mass and plaque. Disruption and destruction arrive, not needing nearly so many heartbeats.
And he doesn’t even realize that he’s forgotten her.