Now you have it all… a short story.

What happened to you she asked in an attempt to understand his newfound demeanor. I remember a more loving and caring you in the past.

And he replied to her “I grew up… I stopped dreaming and decided to open my eyes to reality”.

To what reality she asked,

With a smirk on his face, he answered, “The world is full of monsters dear, you need to become a bigger one to be at the top of the food chain… my only regret is that I didn’t realize it sooner”.

She looked at him in surprise and awe, realizing there was no coming back from where he’s been, she shook her head in disappointment and began putting on her clothes.

After she was done, she opened the door to leave the room but hesitated for a moment, looked back at him, and asked “Now you have it all, how do you feel, do you have peace?

He took a deep sip of his brown cigar, puffed the smoke in the air, and was silent.

Realizing he wouldn’t reply, she closed the door behind her and walked away.

Now talking to himself in the silence of his room, he said in a calm tone “peace is a luxury I can’t afford… no one is truly happy”.


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