Post by mauve morganstern • 3f [kiah] on Sept 22, 2020 7:28:48 GMT -5
I L L U M I
"Love? Friends?" The venom laced in my fathers voice causes the fine hairs on her arms to rise. "The family is all you need," he spits as his fingers run along one of the knives laid out tauntingly to my left. "The only thing that will bring you happiness, my dear, is blood. Is pain. Is death." He picks up the knife, my feet scrambling on the cement, the chains around my wrists painful as the were suspended above my head.
"Fa-father no! Please!" I beg, tears filling my eyes as he leans in close, his eyes void of emotion as he presses the tip into the tender skin below my elbow. Scream on my lips, the blade digs deeper. It's for your own good, he whispers in my ear, drops of scarlet landing on my cheek. Pain is happiness.
"Why can't you understand, Kill?" I whisper, crouching down before him. His body was retrained against the wall. Ankles bound, wrists suspended above his head. He refused to look me in the eyes, his lips pulled back in defiance as he spit blood onto the ground. "Why don't you understand that it's for your own good? That- that I do all of this because I care about you. Cause I love you!"
He didn't understand like I did. Like father had taught me. The only way that we would ever feel happiness, fulfilment was through bloodshed. Through the rush of power at taking the life of another. But just like father had trained me, I would train him. Absently my fingers trace one of the hundred scars that painted the flesh of my arm. Why did he constantly seek ways to disappoint father? Constantly forcing my hand. Clenching my teeth my fingers close around the hilt of a knife.
"The family is all you need."
He would understand one day. One day he would understand everything. His eyes will open as he will realise that everything I've done is out of love. Everything I've done, will do, is for the good of the family.
"I love you, Kill," I whisper, the knife digging into the flesh just below his collarbone.