I looked the demon in the eye, and it was I. I was the person hunting myself. My sleepless nights, my daily terrors. It were my fears and my traumas, they had caught up to me. But instead of flinching away like I did in the past, I took a step forward. We were there, face to face, my demon and I, I and my demon. I opened my arms, and let it fill me, I felt every single thing, every terror I’ve faced in my life and although it was frightening, above all it was freeing. It was the biggest battle I’ve faced so far, looking myself in the eyes and being honest, dealing with what had happened to me and dealing with what it had done to me and then… accepting it. And once I did that, once I accepted it, the demon I faced smiled and just like that, a ray of light appeared, and it turned to dust.