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The Last Stand
There was obviously a large amount of blood in the middle of the street now. Laskey carefully checked the bloodstain, which had completely stain his abdomen. Although the blood had not splattered widely, the amount of shed didn't seem to be from a light wound. With his experience, he concluded he wouldn't live. He stared for a moment then made a small sigh before falling but instead, he ended up sitting up on the street."Hook, line and sinker" he would say under his breath as time slowed further down as he then launched himself at Laskey swinging his right arm followed with his left arm swinging his sword aimed at Laskey's abdomen. "Flurry Rush"
Laskey casts his eyes away from the link and takes a cigarette from his pocket and lights it. The smoke dances to and fro like an impossible, unreal illusion. He takes a long drag from his cigarette and then breathes out the thick gray smoke. The smoke from the cigarette wafts toward the sky, catching the light in a hazy pattern that tells of some obfuscated mirage. "tsk." His voice is a surprised whisper, and after he speaks that word, his mouth remains ajar enough to let the cigarette previously affixed to his mouth to fall to the floor. his eyes suddenly open like he's seen a ghost. "so much for calling common courtesy," he finally mutters.
And so he again looked at the Link. Through it, he can sift through the patterns and discern what real happiness is. If Link could see the streams tracing out into the infinite, observe all those whose lives lacked for justice and deliverance, then perhaps he could arrive at something that could be called true joy. Perhaps he could give meaning to all the meaningless deaths he had caused. If the world and everyone in it reached their end, then he could observe the true worth of mankind. And even in the simplicity of that observation, there was value. That was the only common salvation he could find for him.
He finally slips a new cigarette into his mouth and lights it. Laskey looks at Link with an eyebrow raised. "If you didn't let the past die. You will go on suffering from that loss."