You're Not Alone
It had been quite some time since he could comfortably say he had more than one or two friends, the kind of friends he could truly count on. The kind who would stick by him no matter what, the kind he could feel comfortable around. But every time he thought it was all under control, when he didn’t feel so alone, it slipped through his fingers like fine sand. Often times, he would not show how much it bothered him, instead steeling his emotions, letting on that it was alright. There’d be others, and anyway, he could pour himself into his latest invention. Who needs friends anyway?!
But the more he worked, the longer the days became. The more he isolated himself, the more he lost himself to the thoughts parading in his mind. On occasion, said thoughts even drifted to Proteus, and those were the moments in which he could swear his heart began to break. He could feel it, nearly crippling him, and he so longed to just break down.
But there was no one around to lean on, to offer