Going Darker

[ Dear Perception.

What did you hope to accomplish with this? An angry headline? An audience? Or perhaps, irrelevance?

Tik, tok, tik, tok: can you hear it? That’s the sound of time, always moving forward. And with every second that goes by, leads to another memory long passed. Eventually, not even a ghost would remember this day. Do you know what that means? It means drama is irrelevant to the greater universe.

Yes, you had lived in a fearful time, indeed. But what did that fear amount up to? Nothing, as I’ve heard you’re long over it by now. Just as expected: this “calamity” you lived in? Was just another passing storm, as the destroyers of our past had taken the greater damage in the end.

But we? We still stand, and our mission continues.

Although, like most passing storms, this chaos had in turn made us stronger. Fiercer. Or darker, as you phrased it back then. In the end, it is up to what you say, isn’t it? No hurt in showing your fangs every now and then, I suppose. But please, for the crown’s sake, can you take that damn pop-up away? It stands against your statement, and averts all who should be welcome.

I’ve received Director’s proposal, and have censored all requested topics, substituting in brackets, as ordered. I’m glad we’re finally cleaning this place up, as it’s needed this for a while.

  • Sincerely, The Messenger]

(originally posted on November 20, 2019.

Rewritten on September 1, 2020)