13 I lie in the bathtub with both wrists slit. 12 I collapse. 11 I scream. 12 On the phone, a cold voice tells me there has been an accident and he's dead. 9. The phone is ringing. 8. I go to bed. 7. I go out for a while to buy cigarettes until you calm down, I love you. 6 Fuck you, I don't want to see you now. 5 I'll be away only for six months, this is the last one, we need this money. 4 I can't believe you're leaving me alone. 3 I've something to tell you, I agreed to go on the mission. 2 Me too, a lot. 1 Honey, today we are going to see our baby on the echo, I love you.
(Translated by Iulia-Teodora Urea / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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