I had known about Assignment for as far back as memory takes me. I remember sitting on my mother’s lap, swiping through the story of Aloysius’ Destiny and dreaming about the day that I, too, would learn my fate.
Moments earlier, a tall metal door slipped open and I heard my name: Ruchi, Amithi. I stood up quickly, fueled by trepidation and excitement, and smiled at my father briefly before setting down my study cards and rushing to follow the tall grey jumpsuit through to the long hallway. We entered a small room and I gazed upward at the pale underside of a woman’s chin, jutting out from her suit like the heel of a child.
She measured my weight, my height, and my lung capacity, though I knew these factors did not matter unless I fell outside the normal range. I looked away as she drew a vial of…
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