Some back story. For 15 years I was an investigator for Adult Protective Services. I originally wrote this in 2017. It is very reflective of many different emotions and stories I came to know. The young man with me was in a learning position, new to his job, who was accompanying me but not doing the same job as I. To the young man’s credit, he heard, he learned. To the elderly man’s credit, he taught, though he was exhausted, and life had drained him of more than the young man had learned to understand yet.