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The Reluctant Soldier: XXXV

The Reluctant Soldier: XXXV

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Gracithe1andonly

by *Snow* Songs in the Night
in wardly searching

 

Unus:

I am frustrated- now that the time is nigh,

The commanders seem to want to drag it out.

Can they not see that we have already gone

Too far to back out?

 

Duo:

Every heart beats to the sound of a drum, or

Perhaps the drums beat to the sound of our hearts.

There is a comfort in familiar tunes,

Comfort and new strength.

 

Tres:

There is a single tree growing atop a

Hill that, though alone, makes up a whole island.

Canalope is like the little tree; we

Are the sea below.

 

Quattor:

I’ve swallowed the sourness, it seems; foolish,

I know, to deny the sweetness mixed in too.

For sweetness there has been, undeniably;

In comrades and friends.

 

Quinque:

The spears will rain and war will reign. I see this

With the eyes of a prophet-soldier whose soul

Works in accordance with his reason. I wait,

I watch, vigilant.

 

VI:

Fey, fell faces around me, beside me; dream,

Dream, lying lyrist, of your comrades as they

Must, will inevitably, become. I hate

What has changed us all.

 

Septem:

The word reaches the world that it will soon break,

Along with the men who will stand at daybreak

Beside one woman and storm the towers of

Righteousness himself.

 

 


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So intense ;-; I can't wait

So intense ;-; I can't wait to read what happens next!

 

"You can't be grey." - SilverSnowLeopard, 'Ignite'

Posted by Schismsre on Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:05
Guy's I think someone stole

Guy's I think someone stole my brain. Seen anyone with an extra brain? Good, for thrilling! To SliverSnowLeopard: Don't tell me what to do, I can turn any color I want.

Posted by wildflamingo on Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:16
xD lol it's metaphorical.

xD lol it's metaphorical. The character who says this quote struggles with depression, and during this scene he's contemplating life on the black and white gradient, white being the amazingness of the rest of the group (he's one of the only people in said group without a power), and black being his depression. Everything else is grey. Grey is being ambigious, it's being normal, it's being forgetable. The character has come to understand that the only way to keep from slipping through the cracks is to settle yourself on either end of the gradient. "You can't be grey" is his message to himself, a reminder that he either has to be better, be something more, or give up and die.

It's probably needless to say, considering I just wrote a paragraph about a quote from a questionably-well-written wattpad book, but I identify (possibly too much) with this character/quote. I'm tired of being grey.

You, however, can be whatever color you want, my dear.

"You can't be grey." - SilverSnowLeopard, 'Ignite'

Posted by Schismsre on Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:12

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