Too many foes over too many years left too many cracks to ever think it could work the same again. But it was never meant to always work the same way. It had to struggle. Evolve. Adapt. Overcome. And so through those cracks it pushed out a new life. A new perspective. A new strength. A new warmth.
The more they chipped away at it, the more it grew. Better. More capable. More determined.