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To me, growing up in the shelter of the monastery, she was my world...
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All of the memories I hold of her—learning, growing, walking hand in hand—she left me in awe.
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If that's what makes her happy, then I will watch her walk away with warmth in my heart.
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If that is truly what will make her happy...
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Surely he will make her smile. That's all I wanted for her.
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To Sitri, confined within the monastery walls, he was her world.
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I saw the way her eyes glimmered when they spoke. And her otherworldly smile when they became engaged.
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The look on her face when she told me how happy she was to bear his child...
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It was enough for me to see her happiness—to witness it from a distance.
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She breathed her last, 21 long years ago. I have never forgotten.
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She died before she could see the face of the child whom she had so lovingly nurtured...
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The funeral was a solemn affair. We gathered in the graveyard, said our farewells, and watched as her casket was lowered into the soil.
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That was the end of her story.
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Or so I thought. Until 10 years ago, when I found her—her remains, hidden deep within Abyss. She looked as beautiful as ever.