Desire Is Not Enough

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With yet another rasp of metal, the hatch snapped shut. Rose was beginning to hate that sound. She considered all that had been said thus far, puzzled as to what it all meant. What did they want? She was invited, for chrissake!

The hatch opened once more, and the eyes that peered out this time were ancient and incredibly shrewd.

“What are you willing to sacrifice?” came the query.

Rose thought back upon her journey, upon the sequence of events that had led to her being here. She thought back on everything she had left behind, everyone she had ever cared about, all for the sake of following this singular calling — and she knew that there could be only one answer.

“I have already given it,” she said. “And I would do so again.”

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  1. Avatar HSAR

    Oh, well played sir.

  2. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Thankee, sai.

  3. Avatar Reaver19

    Is this from a movie? Jim, I could swear I saw this somewhere. Maybe it’s the result of two GENIUS’ connecting on similar brainwaves? HaHa nah, but all kidding aside, this was very cool indeed. I friggin’ LOVE that end line too bro. “I have already given it.” Catch phrase!!! That’s Terminator shit bro.

  4. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    I was actually thinking as I was writing this that this felt a wee bit like a Monty Python sketch:

    “Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see. "

    But no — and I’m sure it’s the same for the others — this is all original material. And it is, in my opinion, way better than anything you’ll find in a movie. :)

    So nice of you to call Robert Quick and HSAR geniuses, though. I certainly agree. :)

  5. Avatar HSAR

    I see what you did there ;)

  6. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Ssshh!

    ;-)

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With another rasp of metal, the hatch was closed. In the silence that followed, she considered her reply again and again. Did I say it right?...

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