This is a story about anxiety and gentleness;
about the cages that are built out of fear and then become part of the self;
about the small things that create the deepest bonds;
about dark places, arcane symbols, and havens bathed in morning light;
about what it means to be a demon, what it means to contain darkness;
and about unrestrained love and joy, not in spite but because of that darkness;
so, if you are willing to accept them, I offer you:
the gifts of darkness.