Showing posts with label Fury-161. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fury-161. Show all posts

Monday, 13 January 2020

Elegy for Newt

They may use The Furnace, 
but I want everyone in lockup by 22:00 hours.

We commit This Child and This Man 
to Your keeping, O Lord.
Their bodies have been taken from 
The Shadow of Our Night.

They have been released from all 
Darkness and Pain.

The Child and The Man 
have gone beyond Our World.

They are 
Forever Eternal


Ashes to Ashes
Dust to Dust


Why are The Innocent punished?

[ Rotweiler whimpers ] /
[ Ox Caucus Rumbles Deep and Heavily ]

Why The Sacrifice?
Why The Pain?

There aren't any Promises.
Nothing's Certain.
Only that some get Called.
Some get Saved.

She won't ever know 
The Hardship and Grief for 
Those of Us Left Behind.

We commit these bodies to 
The Void, with a Glad Heart.

For within each Seed there is 
The Promise of a Flower.

And within each Death, no matter how small – 
There's always a New Life
A New Beginning.



St. Helena :
I just wanted to say thanks for what you said at the funeral.
My friends would have appreciated –

You don't wanna Know Me, Lady –
I'm a Murderer, and Rapist of Women.

St. Helena :
Well, I guess I must make you nervous.

Do you have any Faith, Sister?

St. Helena :
Not much.

We've got a lot of faith here.
Enough even for you.

St. Helena :
I thought women weren't allowed.

We've never had any before – 
but we tolerate anybody...

Even The Intolerable.

St. Helena :
Thank you.

That's just a Statement of Principle, nothing personal.

We've got a good Place to Wait, Here.
And until now... no Temptation.


Dillon and the rest of the alternative people embraced religion, as it were, about five years ago.
Take two.

St. Helena :
I'm on medication?


St. Helena :
What kind of religion?

Some sort of apocalyptic, millenarian Christian fundamentalist...

St. Helena :

When The Company wanted to close the facility Dillon and the rest
of the converts wanted to stay.
With two minders and a medical officer.
And here we are.

St. Helena :
How did you get this wonderful assignment?

How do you like your new haircut?

St. Helena :
It's OK.

Now that I've gone out on a limb for you with Andrews, damaged my less-than-perfect relationship with him, and briefed you on the humdrum history of Fury-161
Can't you tell me what you were looking for?

St. Helena :
Are you attracted to me?

In what way?

St. Helena :
In that way.

You're very direct.

St. Helena :
I've been Out Here a long time.