Summary: He doesn't even know how to grieve properly. He stumbles through the stages in the wrong order not because he doesn't know any better, but because somehow this feels less like dying.
Notes: This was an entry to the Review Game Writing Challenge Contest on fictionpress. The prompt for May 2014 was 'Some people burn bridges running from monsters. (And the flames, well, they're pretty too)'.
Niel dreams of standing up against his father ((link leads to FictionPress))