!qw2cdBTZAc 09/03/11(Sat)05:56 No.16164052|
"No... that's not what I meant..." You say, the anger leaving your voice. Michael still sobs as he looks over at you. "What... what did you do? That was so horrible, I mean."
Michael looks down at the ground, remaining silent for a few moments. He looks back up at you.
"I originally was brought into this world in a place far, far away from here, called Hesse, in a country today called Germany. But when I was summoned, I was taught that I was brought into der Heiliges Römisches Reich." He says this foreign phrase with a perfect German accent. "I was told that I was to cleanse the demons of the Reich. And they taught me to kill their enemies. They used magic to cover it up." He pauses. "I don't know how many humans I've killed. But I managed to flee, to here. I stayed onboard a ship with a magician who'd fled to escape persecution. And I could tell she'd be invaluable. So, anyone who came against her, I killed them as well." He looks at you, guilt evident on his face. "And when I helped her make you, I told her we would raise you all. I told myself I would change." He turns away from you, walking towards the wall. "But, then, she... All the men I'd killed, they had friends who wanted revenge."
"...I too killed a man. It was horrible what I did. His pleas as I..." You stop for a moment. "Something that I'm not proud of... but if you just keep killing the next threat in your way, it'll never stop. Ever. There's bound to be another Don to take his place; will you just strike him down as well?"
Michael turns back to you, his mouth open, but no answer comes from it.
Hugh puts an arm around him, and says in his best John Wayne impression: "Well, little lady; Ole' Peacock Bill wanted your land. He sowed blood to try n' get it, so he's gonna reap it. But not me; no, I'm gonna sow somethin' pretty. Like a flower."