Chapter 22: A sea of darkness

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!WARNING!

IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO SCENES OF VIOLENCE,
YOU MAY WANT TO SKIP THIS CHAPTER

IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO SCENES OF VIOLENCE,YOU MAY WANT TO SKIP THIS CHAPTER

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"We all lose sometimes.
We fail to get what we want.
Friends and loved ones leave.
We make a decision we regret.
We try our hardest and come up short.
It's not the losing that definesus.
It's how we lose.
It's what we do afterward."

Scott Jurek

She followed her way back to the forest, trying to follow the same path she had walked just minutes ago and looked down in every direction.

Because she was feeling like the most idiotic girl in the entire planet, and now her father necklace was gone.

 Because she was feeling like the most idiotic girl in the entire planet, and now her father necklace was gone

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Looking back, Lily should have known that running into a forest she barely knew was the most stupid, asinine thing one could do.

However, the idea of losing something so important for her, the last piece of memory that remained to her of her father, had made all rationality fly out of the window.

She had run all the way back, heavy breathing for the fatigue of all day, searching as best as she could on all the bushes and branches, under the fallen leaves and rocks, trying to reach any visible spot in which the pendant could have fallen.

Erebos had said he was coming back, alerted from Lily's panic, and in about an hour and a half, he should arrive at the same place where they had been that afternoon after the training, to be with her even if he couldn't do much.

It was only after twenty minutes of self-hatred and insults shouted to herself, after looking in every single crack she saw, that she caught a glimpse of the golden chain.

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