Theme 5 - Unbreakable To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casketsafe, dark, motionless, airlessit will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
- C.S. Lewis
Screams echoed all about the beast, but they did nothing but excite it further. The beast danced back an
Another's Blood They had lied to her. Deep down, she had known it, but she had so badly wanted to believe those liesbecause then it wasn't her fault, because then she didn't have to live knowing she had another's blood on her hands. But lies were not the truth. The half-elf was not in the hospital; he was dead.
To her, hearing the truth of things for the first time, it was as if she had lost him all over again.
She still remembered it, the first time she had seen him. It had been right after a full moon, but he hadn't been bothered by the sight of her covered in a stranger's crimson. No, instead he had followed after her, even as she had tried to