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The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the LORD : "O LORD , save me!"
. . .
Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
. . .
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Psalms 116: 3-4; 7; 15



[The LP screen settled at an angle on its side from an insect's perspective, positioned diagonally to the side to take in the contour of the Archbishop's shoulder and the profile of his face. The screen blinked repeatedly before coming into focus, stopping dead on the Catholic's visage from his position on the leaf-covered ground. His hair was mussed to the point where it was almost ready to slip from its binding, several twigs sticking out at odd angles. The Bishop's vestments were in a similar state of disarray, body spread over the earth as though he'd just collapsed, his eyes turned skyward.]

Is this . . . ? Am I . . .?”

[ A hand drew level to shield oceanic hues from the glare of the hot sun, golden rays tingling pleasantly against his cold skin. The pale wraith of a man spread skeletal fingers across the span of a cheekbone and up along the bridge of his nose, vision fading in and out as the excess stimuli assaulted his fragile psyche. He did his best to take in the sounds and the sights of his foreign surroundings, trembling violently when he attempted to raise his upper torso. Weak. Weak as a newborn. ]

Am I dead?"



[His voice—already stretched thin—echoed across the empty woodland, spanning up and up through the trees until quieting into an insignificant whisper. He craned his head towards the sounds of the wildlife before an uncertain smile spread shakily over his lips, a thought striking him rather abruptly.]

. . . Is this Eden?"



[ A shuddering breath later a bloodstained glove reached towards the LP device unwittingly and hitting it askew, the frequency suddenly blanking out.]


[Text]

Date: 2009-12-02 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternalexorcist.livejournal.com
If you are silent, many times you may find you'll learn everything you need.

I am just a simple Medicine Seller.

Re: [Text]

Date: 2009-12-02 07:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silvery-serpent.livejournal.com
Archbishop. Archbishop Enrico Maxwell.

[Text]

Date: 2009-12-02 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternalexorcist.livejournal.com
Archbishop?

...

Ah, you are of the Western faith.

[Text]

Date: 2009-12-02 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternalexorcist.livejournal.com
Forgive me. I am rather ignorant of the wests culture.

There are many religions for the same deity, correct?

Re: [Text]

Date: 2009-12-02 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silvery-serpent.livejournal.com
Ignorant of God? From where do you hail?

[Text]

Date: 2009-12-02 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternalexorcist.livejournal.com
Japan.

[The key words are "from when" though~]

Re: [Text]

Date: 2009-12-02 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silvery-serpent.livejournal.com

[ Not that he'd believe in alternative universes, or anything like that. ]

Japan? But there's a Catholic sect there. You must be joking. I've communicated before with an exchange clergyman who was serving in Nagasaki.

[ There are Catholics in Nagasaki. Trufax. ]

[Text]

Date: 2009-12-02 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternalexorcist.livejournal.com
[This is true]

There is Shinto. And cults based off the Gods.

I have heard little of the west, Japan has chosen isolation.

[Oh don't worry. The MS knows about the opening of Japan and the influx of the west and such.

He just kind of didn't like that and is sort of based back in the 1600's.]

Re: [Text]

Date: 2009-12-02 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silvery-serpent.livejournal.com
Then you do not believe in Him.

[He didn't say this so much with hatred in his tone than as a simple statement.

Enrico's something of a fanatical Catholic. He's sort of the burn-the-heretics-at-the-stake type, but it's not like he's going to disregard MS completely. He doesn't take kindly to heretics, but being as the other has been so informative...]

I don't know what sort of country you -think- you're from. Japan has been opened to trade for more than a century now. The ways of the west have become integrated there.
Edited Date: 2009-12-02 04:51 pm (UTC)

[Text]

Date: 2009-12-02 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternalexorcist.livejournal.com
I have told you. I am from Japan.

1603.

Re: [Text]

Date: 2009-12-03 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silvery-serpent.livejournal.com
1603? Don't be ridiculous.

[Text]

Date: 2009-12-03 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternalexorcist.livejournal.com
Edo period... I believe it is now called?

Japan. 1603. Nearly two centuries before the borders were opened by General Perry.

Re: [Text]

Date: 2009-12-04 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silvery-serpent.livejournal.com
I find that extremely difficult to believe.

[Text]

Date: 2009-12-04 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternalexorcist.livejournal.com
Understandable.

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