∴ I tried all that I could to stop it. I fought, and searched across the seven continents. Hope had served as a beacon to guide me, a light to show me darkness isn’t all there is. But alas, as I reach the final place, and hope still shines bright, the realization hits me. I take a breathe of air in, crumpled by the crushing sense of defeat – there is only one thing left to do. Accept that it is spreading.