Short StoryThey say battle-hardened like it's a badge you can just carry around and remove whenever you please. Its highly suspect that any of these people really know what that term means. I suppose being cynical was my only saving grace among this room of social pariahs. They neither knew nor cared for anything beyond their own glittering world of jewels and parties. For my own sake I must say that if not for my upbringing I would be like those self-absorbed creatures. I suppose at this point my bitterness begins to rear its head, surprisingly this bitterness arises from neither jealousy nor hatred. Simply put this bitterness came about due, not in any small way, to my own foolishness.
This tale I tell and it for all my knowledge is truth through and through, remains hard to believe. Night after night I review what has happened and all the horrible things that led to this. I suppose the best place to begin would be roughly 4 years ago, our very first meeting of course. Though neither of us at t