I picked up the small plastic disc that represented every last penny I had to my name, and closed my eyes. I tried to clear my mind, tried to let the universe speak to me, to let it tell me where I should put it.
But it remained stubbornly silent, so I sighed and went to flip it onto the felt, but when my eyes opened, they locked onto hers, through her tears.
“Please, please don’t do this. There’s no coming back from this.”
I considered her words, then placed the chip across both zeroes.
Seventeen to one, thank you…