Prelude 1: Sacrifice

Again, possible spoilers for players… I’m just messing around though, so there’s not any real information.


“I’m afraid.” My voice came out softly and the shame I felt came with it.
“THERE IS NO NEED.” As always, the voice was a contradiction, all-encompasing yet soft and pliable – a very gentle, loving hurricane. “IT IS THE NATURAL THING, MOREOVER A THING WHICH YOU KNOW I LOVE.”
“I do know, and that is what gives me strength.”
“DO YOU HAVE DOUBTS AS TO YOUR CHOICES?” I could hear the sudden hint of concern in his voice, the idea that all of this might fail because of me, and I shook my head, knowing he could not see it.
“I have no doubts, only fear. It has been a very long time for me.”
“THERE IS NO NEED. YOU KNOW WHAT BENEFIT COMES OF THIS. YOU KNOW YOUR PERSONAL REWARD.”
I nodded, but at the heart of me, at the very core there was a sweet, rotten cylinder of fear. “I know. You’re right, I do know…”
“AND YET YOU FEAR.”
I dropped to my knees, my hands clasped in my lap. My head hung low between my shoulders and tears dropped on the backs of my crossed thumbs. I could not answer, although I tried several times.
“WOULD YOU KNOW THE TASTE OF WHAT IS TO COME?”
I blinked. “I… I couldn’t. We…”
“IT CAN BE DONE. ASK.”
I stared into the silence of a room in which I was the only occupant, hoping against hope. “If it can be done, then… yes, I would dearly like to know.”
“MY DEAREST SERVANT MERELY NEED ASK.”
And then I knew what was coming; I knew the length and breadth of it, the pain and the great, great joy.
And I knew that it would be enough.

– from the Thought-record of Sisera Twice-born


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