Today, I broke. I didn't break down (per-SE), but my heart did break. My heart broke for "her". Who is she, or better yet, who was she? She was a girl I knew so dearly, a girl who'd dedicated her life to protecting me. She'd done everything in her power to get me what I wanted, but in the end, I had to let her die. I had to stand there and watch her die a slow and agonizing death, but she was a fighter. She fought hard until the end, and even when I thought she was dead, she'd open her eyes once again and start fighting off what she believed to be my adversaries. It's amazing how much fight she still had in her after all she'd gone through, and it's amazing that she still wanted to fight for me after I'd made the decision to let her die.