Author: K. Mason PM
There was no way out. No way at all. We were going to die, killed by our own evil, our own stupidity. As far as I was concerned, there was no way out. But then He came. . . .Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,813 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 06-27-05 - Published: 05-19-05 - id: 1917233
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The rain drummed against the window overlooking the gray city.
"Why is the city always so dark?" Adlai asked. "Even when the sun is out, everything is dark."
Yeah. I liked the sound of hope better. Hope seemed even brighter than joy. I don't know, but hope is something I need more than joy right now.
"They wanted evil. It was more attractive to them. They stole and killed each other; they do even today, even though they know that's what killed them."
"Then it's their fault?"
"The what can we do to help them?" Adlai asked.
"Someone has to pay the price for what they've done. They've all committed the crime, so they all must pay."
"But Father -- "
"There is only one other way."
"Someone from here, from this great house overlooking the city, must go down the mountainside and live apart from evil in the city (which is no easy task, mind you), and offer himself as a sacrifice in their place."