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It isn't your friend who joins you and the others at the diner, but for some reason everyone else in your group treats it exactly the same as if it were her.
Do they notice? Or are they all going along with it the same as you because everyone else is doing so?
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It feels like a tug from another world. One moment, my life makes sense, the pieces my senses feed me all fit together with a satisfying click. The next, I lose my balance.
A standing fall, a wave of vertigo, and everything tilts imperceptibly.