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Exist"Tell me: What does it mean to you to exist?"
The man looked cross, yet eerily curious.
"To live, I suppose. To breathe air and merely survive...?"
He stood up and glanced out the window.
"Survival.", he muttered, wiping a smudge from the glass away with his sleeve.
"Typical ignorance. You are selfish to think that is such."
"Than what does it mean?"
The man turned to face me again.
The wrinkles upon his skin weaved tales of wisdom and truth; yet, his pale, emotionless expression shrugged off any amount of certainty. His eyes were scarred of countless ruined generations, and still glimmered with hope. Advanced had given him the open mind to see... but even still, he was blind.
We all were, in a sense.
"That is the true question, is it not?"
"The meaning of existence. Why are we here? How did we come to be this way?"
"...nobody knows, right?"
He sat back down, with a grunt.
"We have our hunches," he mumbled, sipping away at his tea. He crossed his leg ov
V For VenganceThe crowd cheered.
The always cheered for her.
"It's been twenty-six years, almost three decades!
A whole generation has come and gone since the bombs dropped...
...but we still stand strong!"
The mob of ignorance was at full bloom now;
people had flocked to the stadium to hear her speak...
...to be fed lies, to be filled with what they wanted to hear:
but not what needed to be heard.
Did she forget the blood she had shed?
The countless lives she'd trampled upon to get to her 'pillar'?
To them, the people, she was a saviour. A hero.
...to those who knew her? To those who loved her?
She... she was a villain.
Pure born and bred evil.
Sometimes I wondered:
How did this happen?
What had become of the woman I had spent my entire life with?
Where was her sense of good... her compassion?
What foul curse had killed any sense of morality within her?
I lifted the rifle up and perched the
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