1. Wolves aren’t the only shadows in this forest.
2. He can’t control the world at large so he builds one in miniature and controls that instead.
3. This is someone else’s story; she can feel it in the fabric of the world– it’s too worn, too thick with history to belong to her.
4. Sixteen is young and sixteen is old, an arbitrary age that means less now than it used it.
5. Time will wait, if you ask it politely enough.