Formalin. He recognized it immediately, pungent and familiar. Outside, the fading sounds of late-night revellers returning home drifted toward him from the street. He breathed in; the formalin permeating his uniform, soaked in during the day on the wards, seeping into the cloth. He remembered it and experienced it, all at once.
Remorse is a story of regret. But how far would we be willing to go to change our reality, and what would be the cost? For first year Nurse Steele, the past will haunt the future. But even if can understand what he must do, he can never comprehend the consequences.