Reprise -- Revisited


by Saber ShadowKitten
Revisited III 1






Time stopped.

//Angel...//

The light shines in the darkness.

//Angel...//

But the darkness has not understood.

//He does not wish to hear.//

//But hear he must.//

The darkness was blinding.

There came a man who was sent;

Black as night. Black as coal. Black as death.

He came as a witness to testify concerning that light,

//Angel... listen...//

So that through him all men might believe.

Death.

//..."Strong is fighting. It's hard and it's painful and it's every day..."//

//..."The good fight, yeah? I get that now..."//

He himself was not the light;

It doesn't matter. None of it matters.

//... "But I know it's important to keep fighting and I learned that from you..."//

//... "They make mistakes. They fall down. But they keep caring. Keep trying..."//

If there wasn't evil in every one of them, they'd all be angels.

//... "You can't imagine the price for true evil..."//

He came only as a witness to the light.

It's not the demon that needs killing, it's the man.

//... "I've been all wrongheaded about this. Weeping, crawling, blaming everybody else..."//

//... "Is that what you came back from Hell for? Is that your higher purpose?..."//

Why?

//... "Would knowing why you were here give you peace of mind?..."//

Yes.

The true light

//... "Never been anywhere, myself. Always wanted to see the world..."//

//... "Close your eyes..."//

//... "I could pick the wisest and bravest knight in all the land..."//

//... "You walked down the steps and I loved you..."//

//... "I thought I'd take it slow. I've been hurt, you know..."//

//... "When I kiss you, you don't wake up from a deep sleep and live happily ever after..."//

That gives light to every man

//... "Without passion, we'd truly be dead..."//

//... "Close your eyes..."//

//... "It... hurts..."//

//... "You'll fight and you'll shag and you'll hate each other 'til it makes you quiver..."//

//... "You're not alive. You're just running. Afraid to feel. Afraid to be touched..."//

//... "I'm trying to think with my head instead of my heart..."//

//... "I won't let you die, Angel..."//

Who comes into the world.

//... "It's called addiction, Angel . We all have it..."//

//...It's not the demon, it's the man...//

//... "Don't go..."//

//... "Need me to stay..."//

//... 'Loved by both the darkness and the light...'//

//... It was the man, not the demon...//

//... "I need you..."//

//... Line and borders no longer existed...//

//... A new set of boundaries...//

//... "Don't go..."//

He was in the world,

//... "I'm scared..."//

And though the world was made through him,

//... "Don't go..."//

The world did not recognize him.

//... The soul and demon had been silenced. The man had won...//

It's not the demon... It's the man that needs killing...

//... "Do you remember, Angel?..."//

He came to that which was his own,

//... "I remember you laughing..."//

But his own did not receive him.

//... "You'd shook your head and smiled and told me that you loved me..."//

The light shines in the darkness,

//... "I'm leaving..."//

Don't go.

And the darkness cannot overcome.

Darkness.

//The darkness is coming, Angel.//

Darkness.

//You must remember the light.//

Darkness.

//... "What do I need?..."//

Darkness.

//... "Me..."//

Time went on.





End