The St. Alban family has been falling apart for years, and my whole world is cracked. The past is gone, rusted away. What we can do is find the gems in the rubble, and look for tomorrow. Bring me a Flawed Infernal Gem. Please. It illustrates my point, and gives my Squidling Mackenzie something to hit with the cattle prod.
Thank you for this catharsis. Talking about my family has brought me to tears but I'm not ashamed to cry. Tears contain cortisol and Interleukin-6 -- the stress hormone and an inflammatory cytokine. I like to think of this as pain literally leaving my body. However, I fear that there will only be more tears as this war drags on.