"Some days, the guilt dwindles and recedes into the back of my skull. Others, it creeps up and breathes down unto my neck. Even though I wanted to save you, the truth is, I ended up abandoning you, just as with everyone else. You were just an excuse, and not a reason, as we tend to see people not for what they are, but for what they mean to us. And in my blindness, I learned that's a most crucial mistake. It is because of this, that now you're dead. But it's already been too long, and with the flames of a past irreversibly gone, fades as well, my memory of you."