Darwin sat wearily on the back deck of the steamer, gazing out at the islands and bidding them farewell.
A large lizard swam behind the boat, calling to him. “Darwin! Darwin, please… Don’t leave me!”
“I’m sorry,” he said to the lizard. “It would have never worked.”
“I’ll change for you,” the lizard called out. “I swear I will!”
He shook his head, knowing she could never change. Her children perhaps, but not her.