The latest chapter of Transitioning Home is intense, especially the end. It is shocking and a slap in the face and hurts. And is the kind of fucked up situation that someone could find themselves in during battle. This story does not deal with only the PTSD aspects of Thomas' life but they are a part of his story. Any vet who has done time in combat can tell you that. Facing intense situations and screwed up situations changes you in profound ways. That is one of the transitions that Thomas has to deal with. He has to get part of his mind out of the desert and back to the states. Thankfully his therapist is skilled with dealing with all of this and Thomas is on the right track. But healing hurts.
I am sorry if this triggers people but that does fade as more healing occurs. He is in the darkest part of his soul now.