There they go. Whizzing by into another world, leaving me behind again. You have to be cruel to do this. Leaving your child another time. Running off to your new adventure. You think I’ll be okay living with her. She never even came to say goodbye. She knew you were leaving, I’m sure you all planned it together. Why didn’t I see it coming this time? The looks, the restlessness, the secret whispers whenever I entered the room. I should have suspected you were going on another mission. The danger invites you, compels you to leave this ordinary family life behind, to pursue what? What you think is your duty? To protect me and other citizens here? Why can’t you realize I just want you here, with me, keeping me safe, right here by my side?