so, what destroys you? i asked her. i was meaning to ask her for ages, but there was never an opportunity.

everything and nothing. she answered.

how do you mean? i probed. she does talk in puzzles sometimes.

nothing destroys me until i get attached to them, and then, they eat me alive. she turned to me and smiled, and i let them.

and for the first time after a long time, i understood what she meant.


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