Please,” Kendra said. “Think of all the lives that will be destroyed.” “I have,” Mark said. “Believe me, darling, I grasp all aspects of this, I really do. But how much has the public I’m protecting worried about me? My sanity, my happiness, my right to find peace?” “They made no promises,” Bracken said. “They are not preventing the end of the world. Those who know about your sacrifice appreciate you immeasurably. Your life may not be fair, but it is absolutely necessary.