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Lion and Lamb Rikuroku Entry 2
The Lion and the Lamb
They called me a lion.
Fierce, Strong, Handsome, always up for a challenge.
They saw me as a leader, someone who could always take charge in times of peril.
And sometimes, I agreed with them.
But then they looked at you.
Your messy blonde hair, your deep blue eyes, your short girlish figure.
They called you a rat, because they thought of you as messy, unruly, sickening.
They only saw what they wanted to see.
So that they wouldnt be able to admire you for whom you really were.
Something that was better than them combined.
And to me, you were a lamb.
Gentle, Innocent, Beautiful, someone who cares for everyone.
Can be cheated by others, but can still hold its pride.
My only pride is from what others see of me on the outside.
And I admire you for standing up to others the way you do.
I may be a lion, but you are a lamb.
The only thing that can really make a difference in my life.
ReflectionsVal's pursuit led him to the foul beast's domain. The hollowed-out cavern reeked of blood and rancid meat. The dim light he had seen as he charged through the tunnel after the monster could now be identified: torches. Rows of mysteriously lit torches lined the walls of the huge cave. At its center was a substantially large labyrinth of mirrors.
He spotted the beast entering.
He spun his silver broadsword in his hand and hurried in behind it.
His garb was a simple blue and white crusader's leather with thick armored pads and reinforcing steel studs. Lightweight and flexible, but quite effective defense against blunt blows and – in a pinch – the slashing claws of the unholy spawn of the earth. All monster-hunters wore a similar variety in Val's experience. It would serve him well in these close quarters of the mirrored maze.
Right, left, forward, left, right he turned, always catching a glimpse of the beast's tail as he wove his way through the corridors. Every so often he sp
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