'So here we are. Overlooked and forgotten. Watching the dance from the sidelines. What have we got left to look forward to? Us refugees. The flotsam and jetsam of death. Maybe, if we still deserve such a thing as mercy, we find each other. In the company of horrors, I learned about friendship and loyalty, sacrifice and courage. Humanity isn't a species. It's a state of mind. It can't be defeated. It moves mountains, it saves souls. We were blessed as much as we were cursed. In this little enclave of the lost, I witnessed the very best of being human. We were safe here. While outside, the monsters prowled.'