He hadn’t been to the coast for some time, so of course, now that he was here, he couldn’t help but want to spend some time walking along it. Doing so was pleasant and, at times, would allow him to find some peace of mind. And that was definitely something Jay hoped he might find, out here, this evening.
The sky was overcast; dreary, blocking out any hopes he might have had of observing a sunset. But that was alright. The scents and the sounds of the water alone were more than enough and eventually he paused, coming up close to the water to peer down at his murky, but recognizable reflection.
His eye looked good. The best it had, anyway, since before the incident had happened. The scars, which had once been so pronounced and fresh were healed by now, and the worst of them covered by thick, white fur. They were the lingering physical evidence of just how much he had been through. Of everything he’d lost, and of how he had lost himself, for the longest time.
But he had found some good things again. Athena, of course, was the biggest. Along with his sister. The Rangers too, and the friends he still had among them. Then there was the Alliance, and his daughter. Both had been good.. but both were also gone. And.. therein lie the problem, and the cause of his current angst.
He had no children left. And he would have no more. The reality of that was crushing, more so with the arrival of winter. Jay.. couldn’t, and wouldn’t, blame Athena for that. He knew the reasons why, and he understood them, but that did not make it any easier to cope with.
It had been one of his biggest hopes, but had turned out to be nothing more than another shattered dream. Another thing that had been torn away. Another thing that had once been, but never would be. One more scar to add to the invisible collection - though, he wasn’t sure how long it would take for this one to stop stinging.
Jun 27, 2018 08:59 PM
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