Theme: Five Loves of Life
Death was before our eyes.
My hands trembled too heavily to even wipe my own tears. He closed the dead soldier's eyes with a swift prayer; two swords
on his shoulders as he stood up.
I tried to put my anger and confusion in words, but they twisted themselves into a tight knot at my throat.
"Are you gonna ask me why I hadn't quit after seeing this repeat itself?"
He had me on my feet with a forceful tug.
"I'm here because I owe it to them to live their share."
His eyes bore the hint of a plea.