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[Video] Week 4, Day 2

[ The screen records a peaceful Himorogi morning. Light from the rising sun dances down the trunks of the large trees into the gently swaying grass. As the clouds roll easily on their way across the sky, the pink of dawn disappears into deep blue day. It is peaceful. Not a blade of grass is bent nor a branch broken.

The forest is awakening to the sleepy pitter patter of rabbits through the brush.

The eyes of the world are opening again.

The heavy blossom laden boughs shift with the gentle west wind as leaves flutter and twirl their way to the ground.

A rain of green, gold, brown and red, the land on the grass without a sound. Yet several have gathered on a strange guest cradled between the roots of a wisteria tree, blanketing him and hiding him from the flow of time. It is a A small boy, pale and thin, napping lightly in the sea of green. 

His soft and shallow breath sends small petals tumbling away and he makes a small sound in his throat before being stirred from his dreaming by the twittering of curious birds.

He rolls. His delicate face turning upwards towards the sky and his pink lips part in a soft yawn. As the crisp air fills his lungs he sits up and rubs and his cheeks. His hat, far too large for him, slips down over the bridge of his nose and momentarily disorients him before he reaches up thin gloved fingers to shift it back. His eyes are finally revealed.

Those eyes. Such an intense blue as to challenge the sky, but such sadness as to be the cold depths of the sea.

He is so small, and as he begins to move and stand, the bulkiness of his black winter coat makes him look even smaller. Everything he wears seems a size to large. His pant hems hang over his plain shoes, and his sleeves hang empty past his fingertips. The collar of his turtleneck is bloody.

Stepping quietly forward the boy stops and bends with a distant gaze to gather up the Hitomi. He purses his tiny lips. Such a thing he had never seen before, not that his siblings would have ever let him touch something so fascinating. He is entranced by its foreignness and he briefly twirls it by its strap.

How magnificent.

The child reaps joy from the simplest things and a fragile yet glorious smile quirks the corners of his small mouth as the light breaks in different directions off the surface of the hitomi.

It is a kaleidoscope for the child who has only known the dust of a cage.

Still smiling softly he brings it to rest in his palm and spins around. It is sinking into him. The world without bars, the songs without jeers.  Looking at the sun and the flowers without fear of a strike or a kick, he lets himself be overwhelmed by the colors, the sounds, and the smells.

He knows where he is. He knew he would be here one day.

He lets out a magnificent laugh]

I am dead!

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erase_to_forget
Apr. 10th, 2010 09:46 am (UTC)
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[Sora was beginning to feel upset. It seemed everyone shared the general consensus that he was alive.

This was not good but he knew that they were all trying to be kind. They just didn't quite understand why he needed to believe it was all over.

So he paints on another shy smile and gives a little bow to her through the Hitomi]

I a-am glad to hear that all these wonderful people I have met a-are not dead...

[He specifically leaves himself out of that statement]

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erase_to_forget
Apr. 10th, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
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[Before he can rethink it he blurts out]

Is it really so bad to die?
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erase_to_forget
Apr. 10th, 2010 10:02 am (UTC)
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I think it sounds wonderful. It would make my family smile.

[Then silence... followed by that smile. That ever distant smile... so sweet yet so empty.]
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erase_to_forget
Apr. 10th, 2010 10:15 am (UTC)
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[Sora can't argue for or against this. It wasn't like he had experience with other families]

I cause them sadness.... so don't I owe it to them to die?

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erase_to_forget
Apr. 10th, 2010 10:23 am (UTC)
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...I killed my mother

She.. died giving birth to me....

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erase_to_forget
Apr. 10th, 2010 10:32 am (UTC)
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[He nods weakly]

..o-of course. If i weren't here she would be and father and my siblings would be happy.

I ruined their happiness.
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erase_to_forget
Apr. 10th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
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[ Sora nods quietly before changing the subject ]

u-umm... whats your name?

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erase_to_forget
Apr. 11th, 2010 07:57 am (UTC)
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[He blushes shyly]

Sora of the um... basement.
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erase_to_forget
Apr. 11th, 2010 08:38 am (UTC)
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[He looks down at his feet]

...its quiet.... but at least I have a blanket... a-and sometimes brother brings me paper and pencils...
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erase_to_forget
Apr. 11th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
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[He thinks for a long time before perking up]

Y-yeah! I found a book under the water heater!

...and last year brother brought me socks.
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erase_to_forget
Apr. 11th, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
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[He nods, smiling]

Yes! I get to go outside once a month.

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erase_to_forget
Apr. 11th, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
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[Sora looks away bashfully]

I like to go see the colored glass....s-so when I g-get to go outside... thats where I go.

Have you seen the colored glass?
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