But He's Going to Die Soon
Dulcie glimpses a person's death the first time she touches them. Most people die in beds, with grey hair and wrinkles. But not Anselm. When Dulcie watches him breathe his last, he's underwater...and he still looks about sixteen.
Dulcie knows what happens when she tells people how they die: they live in fear and still die exactly as she saw. But Anselm, who's never met a cause he didn't care about, is concerned by her reaction to his death. He keeps asking her questions.
Dulcie avoids Anselm, content to go to school, come home, and drink just enough vodka each night so that the day's deaths fade, and she can fall asleep to a Disney princess movie.
Somewhere between avoiding Anselm's questions, and secretly helping him complete his bucket list, she lets him see the broken, romantic girl hiding behind all that sass and booze. And she starts falling for him.
If she gets closer to Anselm, he will eventually learn the truth from her, and this will destroy his final days. If she pushes him away, it will break both of their hearts, leaving him to die feeling rejected.
Great cover by @imjustawriter17! Thank you!