Warmaster S Sadness

[08:45] <@Minaplo> [… Sera stood on a cliff, which jutted out from atop a snowy, rocky mountain.-
[08:47] <@Minaplo> [The air was clear, in all directions; and in all directions too he saw the world around him. Beneath him was a far green and pleasant land of gentle hills and deep green fields and clear, clean rivers, and forests old and strong. And beyond that he saw the trackless sea, blue and shining beneath the warm sun.-
[08:47] <@Minaplo> [He was not alone. Sitting by the cliffside was someone else. This person…-
[08:48] <@Minaplo> [It was hard to truly grasp what he looked like. Sometimes he looked like the most beautiful, healthy youth, endless potential brimming within; and then sometimes it seemed, without any real shift, that Sera was gazing upon what could possibly be the oldest man to have ever lived, a man not tired of body, but perhaps weary of spirit.-
[08:49] <@Minaplo> [He looked over his shoulder, his head moving slowly to glance at Sera before turning his eyes back to the sea.]
06[08:50] * Sept frowned at him. "What is it?"
[08:51] <@Minaplo> ["Why did you fight?"]
[08:52] <Sept> "Because you were going to ruin everything, and didn't believe us."
[08:54] <@Minaplo> ["What is there possibly left to ruin?"]
[08:56] <Sept> "The future of us all. We've lost nothing, Michael."
[09:04] <@Minaplo> ["Our future has been dashed against rocks." Said the Angel. "Our plans have come to nothing. What were we supposed to do here, Brother? Create a new world here, everywhere, so that when the Enemy returned, it would be weakened."-
[09:05] <@Minaplo> [The Angel stared down into the ocean. "But we are the weak ones now."]
[09:10] <Sept> "Relict."
[09:15] <@Minaplo> ["You are not wrong, Brother." Said the Angel quietly. "But it is not a bad thing to be so. Some must remember. Some must live as we lived, to know what it meant to be us."-
[09:16] <@Minaplo> ["Do you remember this place at all?" He pointed out to the plains and forests.]
[09:21] <Sept> "Hardly. I've been more concentrated on other matters in this cycle."
[09:22] <@Minaplo> [Michael looked at Sera, a sense of sadness about him, before turning back to the fields.-
[09:28] <@Minaplo> ["This is where we began, so long ago. Here in this land between the mountains and the sea, the first self-aware beings formed the first settlements, back when the universe was much younger. We weren't what we became back then, of course. Not even you and I are that old." The sense of a wistful smile.-
[09:31] <@Minaplo> ["But this is not unimportant." He said, the sense fading. "We learned. So many memories and sacrifices made by so many over the eons. The lessons we took to heart, became greater than we were."-
[09:31] <@Minaplo> ["Those things should not be forgotten. Especially by you."]
06[09:36] * Sept glanced at him. "Agreed. And to escape the stagnation those plans came from, some of this strife is necessary, not all of it."
[09:42] <@Minaplo> ["Responsibility. That is what we ended up forgetting in the end."-
[09:50] <@Minaplo> ["Our responsibility to ourselves and to everything else." The sense of a sigh. "I have never liked war. This strife you say is necessary. Once again I was made to fight. But I trusted you when you came up with your plan."-
[09:51] <@Minaplo> ["Everything is wrong, Brother. We are doing what we think is right, but ill comes of it. How can right things be wrong?"]
[09:57] <Sept> "The intentions behind those things, and what we do with the consequences, that's what makes a thing right or wong. Right now we can affect the latter."-
[10:00] <Sept> "Remaking a thing is faster each time. You lose less each time, and eventually it gets stronger. That's what I've spent my time here learning."
[10:02] <@Minaplo> ["So you still think there is hope."]
[10:04] <Sept> "Trust me."
[10:06] <@Minaplo> ["Trust? That's a word liars use."]
[10:07] <Sept> "Liars and madmen."
[10:14] <@Minaplo> [Michael glanced at him, a wort of wry amusement in the air.-
[10:15] <@Minaplo> ["Do not ask me to trust you, Brother. Just ask me to love you, and I will do it. My faith is always yours, even in the face of oblivion."]
[10:18] <Sept> "Don't worry. I'll make sure your time comes again."
[10:20] <@Minaplo> [The sense of a smile.-
[10:20] <@Minaplo> ["I will be waiting."]

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