“It’s like you don’t even care anymore! But I know that can’t be true, because I could never stop caring, I could never forget what happened. It’s with me everywhere I go, no matter what I do. I could never be so cold.”
“Don’t you think I’ve already tried that a hundred times over? It doesn’t matter, no matter what we do, either he dies, or they die, or worse!”
“Yes, much worse!” he said quietly while sitting down on the half wall with his knees out, looking down at the muddy ground between his feet. Continue reading The Younger and Elder Conversation
Imagine you need to kill someone. How would you do it? Now imagine that the person you need to kill can see the future. It isn’t easy, is it? That kind of throws a wrench in your plans. Now you will begin to understand my challenge. They always seem to be one step ahead of you. I do have one advantage over you in this sticky situation. I can see the future too. Of course that doesn’t fix my problem, it just levels the playing field.
What’s that you say, “that’s ridiculous! No one can see the future”? I knew you were going to say that. You are also about to wonder why it is so important that I kill this other supposed soothsayer. “Can’t we all just get along?”
Now you are thinking “this is silly and those were both just good guesses, anyone would think those things in this situation. Okay, you can stop it now.” Sorry, people always need proof before they will take me seriously. Not that I have told many people, but you can imagine how they react when I do. Continue reading Always One Step Ahead