Your first mistake was running. You can’t outrun your enemies when they’re all around you; you can’t hide in a city built by the oppressors; you can’t escape a system that hunts in packs. They will always find you. They will always catch you. So why not be the wolf in the cage? Why not use your containment to your advantage? Wear the face of a wild thing cowed by iron bars and in that way await your moment to retaliate. Eventually they will become lax; eventually they will believe they broke you. Eventually they will treat you like a dog, not a wolf – and that is when you strike.
[ Daren doesn’t usually react to things on my side of reality, but something about the story of that imprisoned transgender teenager who escaped from a treatment facility (only to be soon caught) rubbed him the wrong way. Interesting… ]
Nicely written. It is too bad that so many people need to follow this route
Thank you very much. And yes, it certainly is.