Jonas, I apologize to you in particular. I caused you anguish.
Jonas has not been assigned, but he has been selected, as the next receiver of memory.
Jonas, Asher and Fiona are awaiting their assignments at the ceremony of twelve. Asher and Fiona receive their assignments but the chief elder skips over Jonas.
Such a selection is very rare, we only have one receiver as we failed in our last attempt.
The chief elder finishes assigning jobs to everyone except Jonas, whispers begin to spread throughout the auditorium as they realize she skipped Jonas, the chief elder silences them and apologizes for skipping Jonas and causing him anguish.
Jonas, you will be trained to be our next receiver of memory, thank you for your childhood.
No, I don't I can't.
The chief elder explains that Jonas has been selected to be the next receiver of memory which is the highest honored job in their community.
JONAS JONAS JONAS!
The chief elder describes how the past selections for receiver have failed and resulted in events that they would rather not talk about.
Jonas feels very unsure about his job as receiver of memory. He feels he has been wrongly chosen and that this job is not the right choice for him.
The crowd jeers and chants Jonas's name out of honor of him being selected for such a high ranking job as receiver of memory.