"How about this prayer: Please let there be something greater than me. Greater than the relentless evil that seems to devour every place where I lay my head. Please take away the pain and loneliness and memories I no longer want.
Here’s what I would say to [God], if I ever see his face: Give me quiet. Give me peace. Give me rest at last.
So there you have it, [friend]. If you ever hear my story, will you judge me? Will you call me a coward for leaving, yet again? Maybe others would, but not you. When you look at me, you see all that I could be. When I look at myself, I see only what I should have been."
Elspeth Tirel, “The Lost Confession”