Mac reached over and picked up his spectacles. He swung his tired legs out of bed.

‘And so the day I always knew is right here now.’

Mac looked out into the darkness.

‘If you are reading this then you will know that we tried. We really did.’

Mac paused and a small tear began to form in his tired eye.

‘I suppose it was always the case that an old man and a young child would be no match for all the evil that the world has never seen.’

Mac smiled.

‘When the inevitable darkness comes for you be assured that it wasn’t the whole world that surrendered.’

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