Xen was shock. He stood atop a hill surrounded by darkness. He had just completed his usual one mile run and was about to start running back, but he instantly froze up as he turned around.
Why haven’t I seen this before? This is.. this is amazing.
He was completely enamored by the view before him. A view of the city glowing in the night sky. Staring at the lights glowing in the distant helped to remind him just how small he really was. It didn’t scare him because it only reminded him that there was so much more out there to see.
The unusually strong winds threatened to carry him away, but he stood strong. He didn’t want to go yet. He wanted to take in this moment.
As he stared into the distance he thought to himself, I’m glad… that I decided to slow down today.