Patrick (thinking): It’s not supposed to feel like this. Ever. Every Master is the most important person in the world . . . until they’re not.

When we belong to someone, we can’t imagine them dying. But after they do, we get to belong to the next one.

If he was still my Master, he could hurt me in any way and I ‘d still love him. And if he was dead, I could forget about him.

Instead I’m . . . this. Something that the experts don’t have a word for.