As he drew closer to The Gorgon, Hadrion could hear the sharp whispering getting louder in his head.
"You are a kind, brave man Hadrion. You have done so much for this kingdom, so much for your friends, so much for your mother. It is too bad they don't see you. It is shameful that they don't care about you, that they use you for your abilities but treat you like an outcast. When they do look at you, they look at you in fear, and disgust, only speak to you out of pity or duty because you are the prince. They call you a friend, but you know it is a lie, it is only because they feel sorry for you. They only see a bastard child, a child of the enemy. It is unfortunate that they will never see the real you. Why keep trying, end it now. Your mother will never love you like a real son, she has betrayed you. Give up, there is no reason to go on anymore when you know your efforts won't make a difference. You are invisible."