Nightingale

Cherry blossoms perfume the air, decorating it with the fall of their petals. I stand before her, my katana soiled with the blood of her enemies. Her rescued family is my wedding offering.

I have read the tales of heroes. I fashioned my armor, my habits, my life in imitation of them. I completed their trials, their feats. I am the greatest of them.

I smile at her. I have read the tales of heroes, and I know how this will end.

She turns, walking away under the cherry blossoms.

As in all the tales of heroes, a nightingale sings.

Popular posts:

  • If there's one Nazi (or a racist) at the table...
  • Word Porn Quotes
  • SOLVED: Command line BPM (beats per minute) Analysis in Linux
  • Bash string padding with SED
  • The difference between boundaries and rules
  • Everything Is Awful and I'm Not Okay, in multiple formats.
  • Whole house audio, easily, freely, for Linux and MacOSX using SnapCast