But then, he realized that he hadn’t actually been replaced….it had never even been his part to play. He was the odd one out. The anomaly. And the other was meant to be with them. It was always going to be that way, ten times out of ten. And that was both an easier and sadder truth to accept. He just thought it was nice to finally feel like he belonged. Like he was home. That realization was the spark that kindled the fire of his heartache. It was fierce…and cold. But then again, he thought…he’d always liked the cold, hadn’t he? Perhaps then, it was fitting. Things would change. Something else would reveal itself, inevitably. And it need not be better or worse. It could just be. Everything just was. That too was a sad commentary. But truth…truth sometimes is that way.