percy | scanlan.
[ sharp, intense yelp of pain ] Nope. Nope, still can't leave the room.
I was. I was trying to hurt all of you. When I said all of that, it was... bitterness and exhaustion and frustration that none of you had seemed to notice that I was struggling as much as I was.
And that's why I left. I've been having a really hard time of it lately, Percy. For awhile, really. And there was a time I could do something to make it less difficult, easier to get through, but with the Conclave dead, I couldn't just... throw myself into something else and expect to come out the other side mentally intact.
I've still got Pike's nightgown. It needs a good wash.