you know...every December was exciting to me when I was young. And it has been for you and Lily, too, I’m sure. Each December brings such changes.
“I feel a little guilty about this. But I did go in this afternoon and looked to see if this year’s Naming list had been made yet. It was right there in the office, and i looked up number 36—“His name—if he makes it to the Naming without being released, of course—is to be Gabriel.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~36- Gabriel ~~~~~~~~~~~
"So I whisper that to him when I feed him every four hours, and during exercise andplaytime. If no one can hear me.I call him Gabe, actually,"