Julia didn’t hesitate when she heard about a disastrous nuclear leak in Singapore. She herded her family and fled Singapore, getting the last available air tickets to Taiwan.
Her last-minute arrangements caught everyone by surprise. After a mad scramble to safety, they returned after finding out that the nuclear leak was a false alarm.
But they returned home to an alarming realisation that their dear pet, Laika, was dead.
Julia had to justify her decision to leave without Laika, and her son Francis blamed her for the death.
It was a long and uncomfortable ride back home and to the crematorium.
They had dodged a disaster, and somehow, they’ll survive this disaster together, too.
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