I'm such an asshole. The other day I got back early from my patrol and there's little Ellie, sitting next to my damn tent, petting my horse, all while crying her eyes out. So what do I do? I take off before she notices me. I mean -- what the hell would I say to her?
"Hi Ellie. Can you please stop crying? It's upsetting me. Thanks."
Yeah, that would've gone over well.
She's always so cheery with her endless questions you'd have no idea she's so sad inside. She wears that mask well.
I'm such an asshole.