Scenery has peeled away in layers over the years. '09 through '12 really saw the wallpaper too long-wearing and ignited it. I've been surrounded with embers that I know can't really be extinguished. There are lessons in those embers, memories, even characters. I'll see the burning red-orange eyes of Aftermath should I glance down; and I often do.
Standing with me is my Alex, my brothers Macen and Zac, my family, and my friends. All that's left now is to open the gate to Chapter Ten.
We, the Sanctuary Guardians, have reconciled to open the doors to The Sanctuary in the Steel City itself. Permanently.
Let there always be never ending light.