i am sorry, cheryl.
i know, you will not forgive me. perhaps, i should not be forgiven.
as soon as this is posted, i shall tell you the truth, in person. why the hound is following us. how we escaped. we may not get another chance, after engaging sycorax and caliban.
i know. in truth, i have always known.
lightning struck. we were battling the monsters, in their home, and lightning struck, and in this lightning was a window.
we did not have long. so i grabbed your hand and ran through the window, and into our world once more.
we left those people behind. in the tempest.
we left them to die or worse.
no, that is not correct.
i left them to die, cheryl. i left them.
i could not grab them. i could not bring them through the window. i did not know how long the window provided by jupiter's terrible lash would last. i could not take the chance there would be another. i could not lose you, not after just having met you. it would have been like losing cordelia all over again.
do not hate yourself, sweet cheryl. i made you do it. it is my fault they died. or worse.
it is all my fault.
as soon as i post this, i will tell you, in person. this is a practice speech, of sorts.
i'm sorry, cheryl. i'm sorry. this is all my fault.