When I came close to dying, he offered me a lifeline.
When I needed a family, he gave me his.
He was selfless and gentle, and everything I'd convinced myself I would never have.
Deacon Rutherford opened a world that had been out of reach to me for a long time. I would be forever grateful to him, but I couldn't rely on him to fight my demons forever.
At some point I would have to face my past. Would his lifeline be enough to keep my walls from crashing?