PrologueAfter our parents died, I had to take care of Beatrice, because our Grandparents hated us.
My Uncle Dexter died last year. He wasted his minutes.
It seems like everyone in my family is greedy. My Grandparents didn’t even help him, and they knew he needed it. I tried to help him, but he told me that I needed it.
People that were poor had to use their Life minutes. Down here on Earth, we have two types of currency, there were the normal dollar bills, and then there were life minutes. People that had no money used their life minutes.
The government only gave us 80 years to live. You would still age, but if you used your life, you would have less time to live.
But on Venus, the people lived to be 2,000 years of age. They were called Venusians. They were elegant, beautiful, and are mysterious to our kind. The Queen forbids Venusians to go to Earth. The Venusians that do go tried to protect their young from “Judgment Day”.
Judgment Day was the Day the Queen decides if you were worth enough to live on Venus. She killed any child with the slightest imperfection. They were sentences to Death.