By: Steve Fite
He stood motionless, nothing to say or do. It was done.
He’d watched so many people do it before him. They didn’t think it through. They came up with excuses as to why it was necessary, even though deep down they knew it was wrong.
It wasn’t until he’d saw the hurt he’d caused that he realized his reasoning was just an excuse, too.
He wasn’t better, or more enlightened, or somehow more deserving of the victory. He just stood, realizing that no amount of honesty or apology would change what he did, or the inescapable pain that would follow.