Just Another Wall — Ascend

“You’ll forgive me if I find it hard to believe. That you, knowing the hunt was coming, would wish for someone like me to be what... your savior?”

“I wished for something that no other would grant me,” it said with an edge of bitterness, “Dignity. Whether in my final moments or at the inception of a new journey. I didn’t wish for you. I didn’t even know of your existence. But that you’ve listened so far, that you’ve bothered to entertain the notion, proves you are the universe’s answer to my feeble plea.”

“And so now that I am here, now that you’ve entrusted your dignity in my hands, how should I respond?”

“Simple,” it chuckled, “You should do what you came here to do.”

“I came here to hunt you. You don’t mean to suggest-”

“You came here to ensure I could never again imperil your kind by brokering their wishes. There are other ways to accomplish that than to kill me.”

“Such as?”

“Well I’m sure you can find plenty of ways to keep me occupied. I’m quite easily entertained.”

“Me, entertain you? I think you have this backwards. If I’m going to play along with your little charade, you’re going to have to prove your value to me.”

“And how would you propose I do that? You don’t hunger for the power I can give you. There isn’t even an errant fantasy in your mind that my bones might power your next great weapon. What do I have to give you?”

“Yourself,” you laughed, “In entirety.”

“No holds barred,” it chuckled in return, a hint of innuendo in its voice “nothing left to the imagination.”

“You’re not suggesting-”

“And if I am?” it – he – asked, lifting one leg to show just how serious he was.

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