The only comfort I have, is that his death was slow and cold. Out in the streets, sobbing for his daughter lost.
Tomorrow, the day I have waited soloing for, the day I can go back down, can help those children from my own fate.
With a sigh, I get up and turn from my spot. I look at the wonders of the land before me. Rolling green hills and light blue sky's. Young children squealing in joy, the childhood I was never to have.
I head back my hut, feeling excitement for tomorrows morning and the excitement I am sure it will bring.
Sarah was my name. And now it has changed. As with my body, my mind and my spirit. I am now Vallerie. Strong, free and defiant. The past having changed everything I was.
My teachers are proud. My mother and father gone. I live by myself. Alone with my nightmares everyone believes I have forgotten. Alone with the eyes forever to be haunted.
Never will I allow another to share my fate.
With a great reluctance, I go to bed and close my eyes, allowing the eyes to fill my mind once more.