Life is a beautiful thing. It is a precious gift. When it is spared, it is a glorious thing. Kristin is alive and well, the boy should be happy with that. I know I am. I hope that her recovery is speedy and might serve as a warning that we will bring her nothing but harm. I hope for her sake that she stays away.
Not all the news is joyous. Two of my graduate students are dead, and its all my fault. The wolf returned, and it was after us. It was not enough that it trashed the Senators house or ravaged the journalist. It started attacking campus. It started attacking the students, my students.
I have two lives now. There is what I was and what I will be. Now is the time that they intersect. Until now, I managed to keep the two separate. The key word is that I managed. The one life was safe from the other. Parts started to infringe but everyone was safe. That illusion has vanished. That thing killed my students to get to me. I cannot stand by and allow that to happen. We killed the wolf but what if it happens again.
In the wake of the recent tragedies, I am requesting a leave of absence from the school. I don’t know how long this will be. At this point I don’t even know what I will do. All I know is that there is a world of trouble gunning for us and I need to keep my students safe. With the titans running about and that crazy Helfer still alive, I need to keep my students safe. And the only way I can do that is to keep my distance from them. I don’t know what I will do, but I am sure I will survive.