K’ain – OOG Mercy 02

(It’s dark! The sky so very very far away. Somewhere V’aliir soars in that sky. But not here. There is no way to know anything and no smell of flowers. Here the only light is the torch clutched in Ra’aviik’s black gloved hand.)

D’aa!

(K’ain reaches out for Rogan’s shoulder but his hand closes on empty air and he staggers to his knees.)

D’aa… D’aa! D’aa! Tah’d’aa! S’kar!

(He is shaking, gasping for breath as if he were himself being choked, sobbing. Bregg and Rogan can do nothing but stare, only Ra’aviik can understand his words filled with a desperate compassion he never expected from one of the empire’s assassins.)

P’aas Maniir maniin domnon kai Yagris Galgaa N’gaal Fiis! T’gul t’aar, lasc pa’gal boc manii e varai! P’aas Maniir… Agraas…

(He looks up at the man, bleeding, still supported by Bregg. “Should have killed him maniir maniin. You should have killed him. He doesn’t deserve life or B’aas. Like that woman, a hedge of flesh and fletching.” …but… “My sweet and tender K’ain. Alaasu maniin. Your heart is stronger than his.”)

Agraas… Agraas lasc pa’giir, d’aa manii s’ai…

D’aa! Agraas kaa! Fiir’ti Cóng S’ai a’maan d’aa kaa’b’aas toh’maniis! Fiir’ti Cóng Lag S’ai a’maan lasc pa’gal manii daa t’sujaak. Agraas! Kaa’b’aas agraas roh! S’kar a’aan ra… Kaa’b’aas agraas roh…*

*No!

No… No! No! NO! Please!

Strong brother, take us under your wing, Yagris crown of death. Give strength. Protect our allies and friends! Strong brother… We…

We… We are a shepherd not a wolf…

No! Take us! Fiir’ti blessed Dragon Father do not take this little child! Fiir’ti Blessed Dragon Mother protect the children of the four stars! Us! Take us instead! Please, holy one… Take us instead…