To Dusk and its Ruins

You once told me that Dusk was safe. It was a heaven between the burning sun and cool, cool night. You said it was as close to perfection as possible. You lied…

Why? Tell me that at least. When the sun fades away, and the darkness cloaks all. Don't you see, can't you see? You've caused so much darkness to rest inside of me. I'm trapped here, and I can't be freed. Why, why? Now and here, you're taking all I have left.

… They said it too, is that perhaps why? Why, and the reasons for all of your lies? Everything I have, dusk has taken away. It's gone from my grasp, too far away. I'm fighting, and fighting, but I can't remember what for. My head dipping under the water, and I'm inclined to let it rest. To the darkness and the evil; the malicious intent. Why can't I be who I want to be? Must I be the perfection you crave so badly?

Still doll, still doll, you're my little puppet. I'm the puppeteer, don't think I haven't realised just what you want me for. No more, no more. I'm not lying broken here on the floor. The crimson roses crying around me…

Just what have you taken me for? Am I a fool, a liar and a cheat? Deep down, that's all you see in me. Think once, just once, over what you've said to me. I'm the liar, living the lie. Yet the first liar was you, you pulled me in and down and tore me all apart.

My family, my friend, my loved one, so precious…

So, here's to dusk, and the ruins it's forged all around me. The crimson tears that cry no more. The empty, hallowed halls let them crumble, and let them fall. It's just like me inside, with nothing left to possibly hide. My family are gone, and so is my pride. I'm hollow on the inside, with a mask on the out… Where more can you take me? Where else can you go?

This double-edged dagger, you've fallen onto. Bleed when I'm gone, but you're bleeding right now. The crimson tears do fall so silent. What can you do now? Everything has been to take everything I have away I'm your lifeline, the one you sought to destroy. We'll both go together, and I'll be glad to be rid of you…

My name is Dusk Hallows, I'm the pureblood princess, and this is the toast I give to the dead.


Also uploaded on Animeleague and the Dusk facebook page.