Though his world shook and his mind reeled, the body was still strong so the man soldiered on.
What else was he supposed to do?
It wasnt in his nature to cower in the face of adversity. He wasn't a child anymore. He faces challenges full on and face to face, that was his nature...
Bring it, he said. I fucking got this!!!
... and his ancestors laughed, nodded their heads in unison and agreed whole heartedly!
They would protect him as much as they would his children, whom he could no longer protect to the same extent as previously...
He felt safe in the knowledge!