Have you ever thought about that word, Servant of Light?
What it really means?
It means you are greater than I. That you forgive me, that you spare me — that you deem me suitable to exist. That you alone are equipped to know what is Just, and Right. You are the arbiter of the universe, and anything that you do not understand, or fear is worthy of destruction, but through your infinite mercy you will allow me to draw another breath in this world. That anything that is not like you is wrong, is contemptible, is evil.
Is it any wonder we want to destroy you?
That you, a child in this world – given only a few spare years of thought and life, can stand there before a being that has known and experienced more time than you could dare to even conceive, and have the temerity to judge me?
Long ago, before we came to this world, before the world before that, and the world before that — when we were first created in the very cauldron of the Beginning. Each being was given a choice. Will you Serve, or will you Destroy?
I think you know what me and my brethren chose. We are the Hounds of Necessity, the Storm Undying. We are required, we are in the bones of creation — I serve a far greater purpose in this universe than you could possibly imagine, I am EVIL, Servant of Light. And I am old, and I forget nothing and regret nothing. Do you know what Hell is, little thing? Hell is never forgetting, Hell is enduring, and Hell is dreaming of the day when you can break every piece of your disgusting little world, and all of the self-righteous false mercy that it holds.
To prove you false, to show your true selves – stripped of all your lies and empty hopes.
You are all animals, and I will not be judged by the mouse who offers me a crumb of his precious cheese.
So, no. I don’t want your mercy. And I promise you, there will come a day when you will understand the deepest well of my heart.
You all will.
–The King of Open and Shut
2 thoughts on “Mercy”
That was beautiful. Love the image along with it. Just a great piece altogether.
Thanks! This came out of my Pathfinder campaign, Lodestar from our current PbP forum.