"The Giver" Epilogue

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The Wakening

Jonas was startled at first. He had awoken to find himself in a bed. The room was warm and he felt a feeling of comfort. He was wrapped in a warm blanket, and he was wearing new clothes. Beside him was a small table with a glass of water on it. He looked around. Gabriel was not in the room. On the wall was a window and he saw that it was light outside. Jonas heard voices on the other side of the door. Someone began to open the door. He laid back down with his eyes open as an elderly women walked in with some hot soup. She went beside him and asked how he was feeling. She stroked his hair with her delicate comforting hand. "Hello, my name is Jonas, I am feeling better than before." He said, trying to sound friendly. "Where is Gabe?" Jonas asked. The women helped him up and they walked out of the room together.

Jonas saw a girl. She was holding the baby and rocking him in her arms. Jonas went over and she handed Gabriel to him. Jonas smiled. It had been a long time since he had smiled. He didn't know where he was but he was happy he was there. The girl said her name was Leonna. She had long blond hair and her eyes were as blue as the sky. Jonas thought she was about his age.

This is my grandmother she told him. Jonas was filled with delight. He had met a grandparent. "What is your name?" he asked Leonna's grandmother. "You may call me Mrs. Parker." She replied.

Choosing five

In the community, things were very chaotic. The giver had gathered everyone into the auditorium. "Now" he said. Our reciever in training has left us once again, a tear ran down his cheek. He longed for Rosemary, and Jonas. But he continued. "I would like for everyone to try and grasp something. Please stay quiet. Think of a time that you are walking in a field of green grass, the fresh air." Everyone was silent, they attempted to pull forth this memory. Then, the giver told them to raise their hand in the air if they remembered. He had been teaching them these...
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