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The PageantI have everything and nothing at the same time.
I am his entirety and he is my undoing.
I live in a place where ignorance sits thick in the air and empathy is
nearing extinction. Every room is filled to capacity with something you
might file under 'Love' or 'Care' yet my call for help falls on
oblivious although apparently considerate ears.
If I were null of voice and what restricted movement I have left I would
be nothing but your trophy to covet. I have no concern that if I ripped
out my own wretched voice, you would speak for me. My only fear is that
you already do.
I look up to see you and not the strings. I know this dance, it has been
rehearsed. I am your marionette, you are my master.
I am not happy here and alone in this confession I have realised I have
Cut the strings or my wrists.
Is this is what love feels like?
Vanguard, Chapter 1: DuncanDuncan's Journal: Day 1288
I consider myself a good man. I respect women, elders, my equals, and the dead. I say a morning prayer, and an evening one. Hell, I even thank the gods for a meal, instead of immediately chowing down in the voracious manner as the other soldiers here do. By all logical means, I should be in paradise. No really, not just because I'm a good man, but also because I should be dead by now. So I ask myself: why, oh gods up there, have I ended up in hell?
1288 days. 1288 days of my life have been spent in this misery, and I'm beginning to lose faith in the glory I was promised. Some of the rookies still live in their ignorant bliss, but I've lived long enough to realize that there's not much glory to find here. “Sing the songs of glory and march into battle—-join The Crusade today!”. Such were the words of the posters The Crusade has spread all over The Mortal Realm. Gullible fools practically stand in line for these songs of glory that th
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