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I'm older, certainly. An old man, you know.
Do you have any idea how many years have passed me fleetingly by?
Towards the end, it gets hazy,
So you'll have to remind me of how long it's been.
Where was I?
Of course I know. I just like saying that. Well,
I'm older, but no wiser.
They said I'd get wiser. They did. And then they died.
In the past, in the past,
Too far long ago to count the years gone by. And I can't anyway,
My memories were far too precious to keep. Seems I let some
Numbers slip away as well.
And wiser! Sure, it's all well and good to be brilliant
But when you know how to use your talents
That's when you really start to learn.
I never did.
Oh hush, saving people (and hunting things as the kids say now, or did, I don't know why) is brilliant as well!
But did I ever save the people without lighting their funeral pyres?
They can do the same for me, I suppose.
So stupid... so reckless...
Gadding about the place,
Never realizing for one instant that my actions have consequences!
And I never risked my life without a backup.
I never put my life on the line without someone willing to sacrifice themselves for me.
Do you think me cruel?
I did.
It's too late now to blame myself for anything, and yet,
I do.
They're too long gone to do anything about.
Soon, I'll be, too.
So long.
And thanks for all the memories.
A detective with a scarf, a hunter with a gun, and a madman with a box- who do you think is dying, and who is listening to them speak?
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athr10 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah! I know who it is! You've captured --- ------ (or any one with mixed memories such as his) in the dregs of his years near perfectly. We shall see what everyone else thinks, eh?
Also, I think this would work really well in a straight play. Would you mind if I started writing one based off of (and including) this?
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221Bananasaregood Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I would mind not a whit! And thank you for your glowing praise. But I do want to hear your thoughts- who is there beside him?
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athr10 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's see... -------- ------, correct?
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221Bananasaregood Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Seriously?!
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athr10 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What?
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221Bananasaregood Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The dashes! It won't be revealing the answer if you say the person's name because there is no right answer!
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athr10 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, well... At this point we've already talked about what my thoughts are, so 'tis not needed. Hast thou recovered from the previous day's trauma, madame?
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221Bananasaregood Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have, thank you for asking.
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