Chapter 11 Drifted to Sleep
- I stood close to the altar and took one flower from its stem. The flower she intended to give me. I slid it in my pocket, went out of the chapel, and breathed in the fresh air for the last time.
- Deo’s car looked like a hearse waiting to take me back to my grave. I was slowly dying as the car took me back to the villa. Every weight that I thought I left at the chapel suddenly sprung back. When the gates opened, the lonesomeness of the Mansion greeted me. I wanted peace but the silence inside that cage wasn’t healing me. It killed me more instead.