There are consequences to every game. This journey began with intentions of maintaining righteousness and purity; no hearts were meant to break. That was the last thing either of us wanted. Tempted and tried, we righteously played by the rules, pure we remained… my heart however was my ante and regardless of playing by the rules, I played, and I lost. So, the turmoil I am experiencing resonates somewhere between where my heart should have remained; guarded, and where it ended up; broken and left behind, unwanted at the end of the game.