Her eyes were the green of life. Everything she touched became infused with that vital energy; plants grew stronger when she tended to them, people’s hearts warmed, and the frosty barrier that had enveloped him since he could remember melted slowly. He started to appreciate the things that he never thought about, the blue of the sky, the sight of a flock of birds taking flight, the delicate green shoot that would one day become a source of food. It was a power beyond magic, beyond anything he had experienced.
The truth in her eyes was that anyone could live.