For several nights, Aomame observes the two moons closely. It is alarming to witness such a huge change in the sky—far more alarming than noticing a couple of new stories in two-year-old newspapers. The change overhead makes no difference to everyday life, but it is still hard to handle. She begins talking to the moons when she is alone, asking them questions she should probably be asking herself:
Have you gone to bed with someone in your arms lately?...Do you have any friends?...Don’t you get tired of always playing it cool?...
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