"i have lived a thousand lives. I have been the hero hundreds of times--I've been the villain hundreds more. Do not imagine for an instant you can beat me at this game when I am the one who forged it in fire and blood.
it was all too clear. As morbid as it sounds, she couldn't escape her childhood fear, not anymore. Closing her eyes, for what would have been the last time, she prepared as best she could for what would soon come.