23 5 / 2012
"‘She ain’t my girl,’ I say, low.
‘What?’ Doctor Snow says.
‘What?’ Viola says.
‘She’s her own girl,’ I say. ‘She don’t belong to anyone.’"
12 5 / 2012
Today, you moved your hand. I was elated, and watched for hours to see if there was anymore movement. Though there wasn’t, I wasn’t disappointed in the least. You moved, Todd! You’re getting closer to me with every passing day. I read your mother’s journal to you daily, and I love her more and more with each page. She is the kindest women there could be, and she really loved you, Todd. She really did.
The Spackle are taking such good care of you, Todd. You look healthier every minute. The wound in your chest will leave a scar, but I find it a bit dashing. It also stands as a reminder of what we accomplished. Together.
Ben has been uniting our two cultures magnificently. His wisdom and control is astounding. The Spackle listen to him and respect him, and I could see no other man being a more effective ambassador.
The land is starting to heal from the war. The fires caused havoc, but nature has a way of healing, even on New World. The townspeople are healing too, rebuilding the town.
I know you will come back to me soon, Todd. You’re strong. The strongest man I know. This is only temporary, but I am convinced your mother’s and my words with bring you back. I ain’t ever gonna leave you, Todd Hewitt. I will wait here by your side until you return.
08 5 / 2012