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Caution: This is a very depressing story. It doesn't have a happy ending. It's an angsty, introspective, claustrophobic piece that covers a very dark period in Winterhawk's life. If you like stories with happy endings, you might want to move on to something like Home for the Holidays and give this one a pass.
This story takes place 3-4 years ago in the current fictional timeline (which doesn't necessarily correspond to the game timeline).