The opening of the series: "I was once happy, content, sloshing around in my own private, primordial pool. Then one day, for reasons beyond my control, I was repeatedly crushed by the cruel cervix of my mother, Leslie. I put up a good fight, but I lost, for the first time, but not the last."
Death - Time
Perhaps her death is the last time she loses?
Also in the opening of the series, Rue describes moments in her childhood: "Every now and then, if I focused too closely on the...