Question from a reader: Lady Vengeance is always fighting demons, but she never kills them–just sends them away, usually with promises to return and avenge themselves.
Why do the demons always get away?
1) Because demons are really hard to banish, much less actually kill. All but impossible, really.
2) The demons are a metaphor for Lady V’s past traumas, continually coming back to haunt her. At best, we can push our pain and mistakes and regret away for a while, but they’re always there–always coming back to haunt us.
Baggage we can’t leave behind.
Check out the story in question: “Baggage,” in the https://www.amazon.com/Shadowed-Souls-Jim-Butcher/dp/0451474996