The overcast skies had the colour of deadened stones, and seemed closer than usually, as though they were phlegmatically observing my every movement with their apathetic emptily blue-less eyes; each tiny drop of hazy rain drifting around resembled transparent molten steel, the pavement looked like it was about to burst into disconsolate tears, even the air itself was gray, so ultimate and ubiquitous that colour was everywhere around me.

Just as I had done, my father sleeps off and on for days. Sometimes I sit by the bed in Marta’s house and stare at him until I feel like it isn’t a dream anymore. Sometimes Jimmi joins me and sometimes, when I’m alone I weep and I am not sure why. Maybe it’s because of everything I had been through to get to this point or maybe it was for everything I had lost. Part of me thinks that I should be glad for all of the things I had gained.
But the hero doesn’t get the reward. The hero pays the price. As it is in every story.