As long as nobody sees you, it's just a shell game you can play forever, and never be where people think you are: you can stay alive. Smashing her finger was the action of a caged rat, biting off its leg to stay free, keeping its hidey-holes available without anybody knowing. But keep playing that shell game long enough and that's what you become, and that's what she's learning now. If it takes Eddie coming all the way to Queens, Eddie who's lost everything now, then that's what it takes: Sometimes you have to burn the whole motherfucker down if you're ever going to build anything again. And sometimes God has to light the first match.
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