There were those who had been forced to grow into adults, though they were still young. There were those who had forgotten what it was like to be a child, those who longed to push away their childhoods, and those who fought to prove themselves as fully-grown adults. And there were those who still felt the child inside them, who wrapped him in blankets and walls and protected him from the cruelty of the world that they had grown to know. We were like them. We were the children of war.
— The fanfiction Forbidden, by nayahasmyheart