“Looking back, I don’t regret the time I spent with the Deserters. But I do regret not taking more time for Tarsus. He deserved better, it… it wasn’t his fault. I was so angry at everything going on, so fixated on my… my rage, I didn’t want to know him. Didn’t want to feel myself warming up to a damned little soldier kid. But I should have. I should have spent more time trying to show him that it was worth being just that… a kid.
He deserved better.”