The Warrior of Darkness looks to The Crystal Exarch and sees everything he used to love in Haurchefant Greystone: a man kind, loyal, and true, with a smile brighter than any Flood. He looks to him and feels--even more than a long-dead hope of being loved and understood--bottomless terror that history will repeat. That he will open his heart for it to only be proven better shut, that anyone he dares to love will ultimately sacrifice themselves for him and leave him to survive the guilt alone.
The Warrior of Darkness looks to Emet-Selch and sees a man who cannot see him in turn. He is a man who wills the Scions into an unwanted partnership based solely on his interest in a fragment's whole. He is a villain obsessed with his past, who despises all humanity, commits atrocity after atrocity, and the Warrior of Darkness knows with all certainty that he will never regret felling the Ascian when he finally plays his true hand.
He doesn't love him and he won't miss him. That ironically makes Emet-Selch an easier target for the feelings the Exarch carelessly reawakens than the Exarch himself.
Blessed Children, go forth and seek.
It was a nightmare that he found no release from.
- Part 1 of bygone stages
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21 Nov 2019