A great start and the addition of Deacon's POV. Things are going to get very interesting.
33%That’s how it was in this house. You were constantly being tested and failure was not an option.
71%I stood beside Ara, hands crossed behind my back. I felt a strong sense of loss as I watched my two sons walk out of the room, ordered by my Father, and not me. It would be years, maybe even centuries before I’d ever see them again. Never once did I ever have to see one of my sons leave me. This was going to be an adjustment.
Re-read: 2015, December 15th
Well...I'm sucked in again but...