March 21st, 2017


It had been, he thought, as he arose from the ashes of the days and weeks and months which had been shared and suffered between them, a purgation by fire.

One which, if one lived through it, could leave one changed forever.

And that, he decided, is what he would believe for both of them.

That is what he would carry with him, to heal and sustain him, in whatever days and weeks and years might follow...