The legendary home of the exiled warrior
The front is protected by a gate forged from centuries old steel
The back is roped off by tangles and tangles of the sharpest briar patches..long since dead
To the left you'll see a..what is that..oh yes, a brick wall. I thought for sure it was the mountains it's so tall
And here on the right we have a moat
Just a moat
Don't want to know what demons live in there
But those walls, they're crumbling down.
The gates foundation is being melted by..is that fire?..No, it's compliments! Amazing!
Look, look! That brick wall! It has indentations made from what could only be understanding.
The briar patches! They have flowers! They must have been watered and fed by the type of support that can bring back the dead: affection
But that moat..it looks impenetrable
But impenetrable Dangerous
But impenetrable Dangerous Wicked
Should we take the chance of crossing it?
What will we find behind it anyway?
Is it even worth it?
Besides..we're being watched
Those four corners of these barriers, they have watchtowers topped by fire breathing greed and flanked by sword bearing emotions
Surely they'd destroy us if we cross them
Will we risk our lives for what lies behind these barricades or retreat?
It's a boat!
It's crossing the moat!
We were right. The moat indeed wasn't defenseless at all
The boat, it's rocking. It's being attacked by slimy limbs of hate.
Long tendrils of anger
Gnashing teeth created by disgust
Harpoons of betrayal
Evil creatures born from forced trials
Monsters made of abuse
The boat..it's stopped
How could it stop? It's so close! All it'd have to do is float into the golden inner gates!
It's met by the last demon.
The scariest one
The smallest and biggest, the weakest and the strongest, the most fearful, the most brave
The boat's captain is leaving his ship.
He's swimming to shore in the murky, bloody water filled with despair
He's risking himself and for what?
What does he see??
He heaves himself onto splintering dock shiny with tears
He is tired. Battle worn.
But he stands and stares around him, his mouth open in wonder at this last and final demon.
The demon is snarling, eyes lined with silver. It's running away, but throwing grenades behind it.
The brave captain deflects these last attempts at blockades and falls to his knees, head bent, doing what no human being has ever done in this situation
He is asking permission
Permission to continue into this crazy, beautiful world none have reached before.
The demon howls, resisting with each and every emotion it has
Then it sinks to its knees as the captain has
It is not surrendering. Not even close.
It's giving the captain one chance. A test with only one correct answer.
The captain lifts his head, heart in his eyes and poetry in his lips
He reaches out a hand to the demon, who shows an emotion no one knew it to possess
The captain penetrated this demon's steel walls, it's turn back signs and warnings
He crossed the emotion filled moat because he knew, with all his heart, that what was behind it all was worth it.
The man saw what no others had seen
He saved a life that day
He saved the demon from itself
Is true love