Giselle tells Bertrand about Dorothy’s death.
Giselle: She passed away. 8:55 last night.
Bertrand: Oh, I’m sorry.
Giselle: I was with her at the end. I’d just dropped in and was just leaving and saying I’d be back to see her in the morning.
Bertrand: So you saw her go?
Giselle: She just sighed, like she was really tired, and that was her last breath.
There are certain facts commonly reported in the passing of a soul. The time of passing. Any last words. An expression on their face.
Conventions that clear the way for words of remembering and grief.