22 / epilogue

I liked today because it was sunny. I liked the heat, the brightness, the happiness. It was comforting. I liked the sounds of heavy traffic, bustling chatter, and, hell, even sirens. This was the city, and it was full of people.

I reached my destination after a long walk through the city. Almost forty-five minutes. The library, large, red, green, yellow. Many colors, colors for the kids. I entered the building, checked in with the front desk to ask where the group of kids had gone.

Upstairs. I went upstairs and I saw him and the little kids. The kids, all in grade one, seven of them. He looked at me and smiled, waving me over.