Robin knows that he is slowly dying from radiation poisoning from the
Start: Because you know a hundred years ago you’d probably be in the ground by now. Dead from… Flu, or an ear infection...childbirth even,
End: and I know what you’re about to say, you’ll say you’re her mother, and you’ll want to talk about duty, but what I think, what I honestly think is this is your duty, you have a real duty to that child, to f#ck off at some point.
For full extended monologue, please refer to the script edition cited here: Lucy Kirkwood, The Children, Nick Hern Books, 2016, pp. 99-100.
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