Yeah, I'm still working on this one new section to get it done, then I can go back and get Honor all refitted and gussied up and made readable. At least in a way I'd want to have seen in public. But damn if this last section isn't a downer.
I mean sure, I've written about some really unfortunate parts of history in this series (don't want to spoil them here), but this current section is a downer unlike the rest of them. It's the ultimate "don't ask how sausages are made" moment for me. But it needs to get written, because it's a fundamental part of the history in the section I'm in right now. Leaving it out is not an option. But damn, history, you depressing.
I swear it's enough for me to sell everything and go live on an island somewhere. I'm reminded of that quote from 1776 when Col. McEwan says (of Congress, as he's told to go fetch a dying comrade to help win the final vote for independence), "what a bastardly bunch we are."
Yes. Yes, we are.
Back to work.