"Freedom is life's great lie."

It is. It is. Think it, think it, thinkit. I should rule/ they should bow/ a glorious purpose/ freedom a lie, a lie, lie lie – ( the man Fury leads, he must live)- freedom a lie, I am nothing, hail Thanos, hail -

The presence lifts.

You allow yourself a moment's relief under the harsh light. Harsh, but so much kinder than the dark.

The presence will return, this you know. They do not trust you, but they believe you broken. And you are, perhaps. Oh you are.

But you can lie. Yes, you can lie. And lie.

And you will.