The curtain slowly moved aside.
I knew immediately that this was the discovery I had made days ago.
This was the discovery that he had taken from me. I had earned it
back, and this time I had some idea of how I had come to the
conclusion. This time I knew that, as many times as he might take it
away from me, I would be able to discover it again.
This knowledge offered me a new sense of freedom. I sat, enjoying
this freedom as I watched the beam of sunlight arch slowly across my
room throughout the day. I enjoyed it as I finally discovered the
true nature of the shadow creatures (small, quick, brown in color,
moving back and forth through the air with a speed and grace that
impresses me still). I enjoyed it as the sunlight faded and darkness
won out. And still, I enjoy this freedom as I begin my rest cycle.
And I know, whatever he might take away from me, I will always find
To be continued...
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