The first half of the story starts slow with a melancholic, sad, and lonely tone that picks up beautifully during the other half, pushing this story into the 3.5 category. Because this story is in Aiden's POV, we get to know him better, and we celebrate each little step he takes towards his recovery and salvation. I would have liked to know more about Luka because he was such a romantic and tragic figure. The way he wooed Aiden was practical as well as lovely, and again, romantic, so I'm hoping that there might be a follow up to the story. More than anything this story is about survival -survival of loneliness, survival of monotony, survival of hopelessness as well as the survival of the monster that lives in the back of both characters.