Word Count: 918
Summary: Despite the pain, waking up is worthwhile. Won second place for the fma_fic_contest prompt #64 "touching/touched".
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To suffer in ways he could outwardly express was infinitely better than the lifetime of empty numbness he had faced down, where only his heart still knew how to cry.