[Once upon a time, there was a Man, and a Doctor, and a Boy, and his Father
(Not the Father
The best Father
a Boy could ask for.)
And this Man, and this Doctor
Were being chased by the trees
The Man having been raised surrounded by them, farmed for fear and fame and glory
And the Father and the Boy were being chased too.
So it goes.]
no no no NO NO DON'T TELL THEM PLEASE
[The Man had done work for the Father before, a client, like any other. Except...
The Father had a House, or rather, he had found a House.
A place, he bemoaned, that had a
That caught the Man's interest. He thought that the House would keep him and
Safe from the trees.
(And it did,
until it didn't. But that's
The Father, however, knew better than that.
Because he knew that Man was not really a
why are you doing this to me I don't want to remember
I DON'T WANT TO REMEMBER
He was a Mongrel. A wolf in sheep's clothing. And he had a rather bad
Of throwing people away when he was done with them.
On a long enough timeline,
The survival rate of everything drops to
So the Father refused. But the Man was clever and wily and knew nothing of mercy. So if the Father wouldn't protect them from the trees
Then he wouldn't be protected either.]
Haha, is that what this is? Am I being punished? How about we tell them everyone's story, huh? How about Doc? How I burned down the mental institution she was in to leave no tracks behind? How she was legally DEAD?!? How about how I took Todd off the street, practically a Proxy himself, and made him into a fucking experiment?
[The Man lead the trees to the Father, and let him decide the fate of the Boy
A hostage situation
Fit for kings
He gave his answer.Then the Father looked at the Man and told him that he pitied him; He was dead soon after that. So then there was a Man, a Monster, a mad Doctor, a broken Boy -Who all played their parts well- Who all, maybe understood each other...]
How about Amanda, then? How she was young and quick and how I needed a runner that could outrun everything and anyone and Steele who I KNEW would come back, his interest caught, after I had nearly killed him and Sam
oh god she's going to die too
She's going to DIE AGAIN
[The reluctant Hunter, the crippled Crow, the hubris infected Lion, the innocent Lamb
And maybe this wasn't so bad after all. The Boy might've known the entire time. But as it turns out
Life isn't fair.
The Boy died before the Mongrel did. But a Monster can't have that kind of luck forever.
The Boy knew that
And the Father knew that
And the Man knows that
It's just a matter of time before the curtain call.
Needless to say
There's no need for a Mongrel in the next production.]
I don't want this
please, for fuck's sake
make it stop