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  • When everything is over and Death asks, clearly expecting the answer to be "no", if she has a kiss for her granddad. Susan, borderline Emotionless Girl and Deadpan Snarker realizes that being what he is makes him more alone than any creature in the universe, actually gives him one, just before going back to her school dormitory and finally letting herself cry over the loss of her parents, who died at the beginning of the book.
  • In one line:

"The music had poured over (the beggars). They ignored it. Music With Rocks In was the stuff of dreams, and there were no dreams under the bridge."

  • Susan going back to the night her parents were killed. Death's line from the opening scene is revealed to be directed at her, as he explains that "There has to be a law" because he can't create life, and then tells her they died instantly without pain as a desperate attempt to make her feel better.
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