She never missed a day.
Even in rain, sleet and snow, she’d see me after school. We would chat about this and that, about what she’d learned in class, or how my calibrations were going.
After a while, she brought gifts, curiosities, treasures from the old world. The skeleton of a bird, picked clean by vultures. A small, slim device used to keep in contact. A ribbon.
But then they saw me. Saw me wear it, demanded to know the whos and whys. Kept her away, forever, maybe.
And then, I wondered why…
Why I felt heartache without a heart.
Song by LittleJayneyCakes
Dripping in blood and
A desire for you and me
Is that not enough?
“Well, when you’re young, there’s a kind of urgency to everything. Getting a job, finding a home, love…it all has to happen fast. Still, you should know by now that there’s nothing wrong with wanting to slow down.”
– Aaron Fletcher, When Death Passed
Song by Neal Acree(?)
While hope yet remains
Overwatch will return, for
Heroes never die
We’re keepin’ on keepin’ on.
Best out-of-context line?
“I figured you wouldn’t get along since you’re…”
“A villain and a hero?” Faith suggested.
“I was gonna say ‘a disaster waiting to happen’, but sure, that works too.”
– Rika and Faith, Elf Story
Song by Blue Stahli
To traverse darkness
And do what has to be done
I’m up to the task
“Aw, sis, that’s so sweet of you! Or, at least, it would be if you could actually lie at all.”
– Seraphina Fletcher, When Death Passed