He only wished to fight and cultivate an anger toward me, thus alleviating his guilt, but I would not abet him in this.
Note: love this dynamic
It is true, I thought. I am living a life.
the effects of her words stung me, and after she stole away I stood a long while before her looking glass, studying my profile, the line I cut in this world of men and ladies.
but I could not sleep without proper covering and instead spent the rest of the night rewriting lost arguments from my past, altering history so that I emerged victorious.