[Long description: Redmond's grandmother begins undoing the earrings from her ears.
Her grandmother reaches up, threading the earrings through Redmond's ears.
Redmond: No, no, no, I can't, these are too dear--
She stands back to admire her handiwork, cupping Redmond's cheeks. The gift leaves Redmond glassy-eyed.
Grandmother: You're young. You'll need them more than these old bones ever will. Keep them, and think of me.
Redmond, internally: They know I might have to get out, someday.
Her grandmother presses her nose against the sellion of Redmond's, bunting her gently. The rest of her family holds her close. ]