The whispers were all that he could hear now.
'Yooooouuu deeseeeerve thiiiissss'
Even without the crown he could still hear them.
'Yooouuuu shooouuuld haaaaavee liiiisteeeenneeed tooo uuuussssss'
They were angry at him.
'Theeeeeeeey aaaaaaarreeeee noooothiiiiing'
They were punishing him.
'Shhheeeee iiisssss noooothiiiiing'
He didn't know why.
'Fooooorgeeeet thhhheeemmm aaaaaall'
He remembered warmth for the first time in a long time.
'Ooooonly weeee caaannn saaaavee yoooouuu'
He remembered looking for something.
'Thhhheee froooost wiiiiiilll prooooteeect yooouuu'
It was important.
'Freeeezeee thhhheeemm aaaaall'
He remembered pushing the whispers away.
'Maaaaakeee thhhheeem sssstiiiill'
He remembered smashing, breaking, searching.
'Maaaakeeee thhhheeem jooooiiinn uuusss'
Yet he couldn't find her.
'Maaakeee thhhheeem sssuuufffeeer'
He had ignored the whispers.
'Ooooorrr weeeee wiiilll maaakeee yooouuuu ssuuuufffeeer'