Know Thyself

‘Til that moment I never knew myself. –Elizabeth Bennet, A&E’s version of Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice


It was so simple; he wondered why he hadn’t realized it before.

Being Chaos-souled didn’t mean you were evil or even particularly influenced towards doing things that could be considered evil, and not just because there was no such thing in real life as ‘evil.’ He wouldn’t go so far as to say anything about there only being power, but there was a grain of truth in the fact that there was no good nor any evil in the world.

There was simply Chaos and Order, nothing more and nothing less.

You could be more inclined to Order, but everyone had Chaos in them even if it wasn’t what gave them life in the same way as it gave life to the Chaos-souled. You could never be only one versus the other; there would always be a mix.

So why should they be trying to destroy Chaos? Why should they not be welcoming Her to join them just as they welcomed Order into their lives?

It was madness to try and destroy one of the stabilizing influences in the universe and yet that was what the Guardians and the Queens and the Galactic Alliance was trying to do.

He knew then what he had to do.

He had to find Her.


You’ve Ignored me, Now I Ignore You

I am entitled to know all his business.
–Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Reality never seems to show what’s there;
I find that demands are constantly placed here.
Getting in the way of my life, because you believe you have the right?
How is it that someone who has never cared
To help me, opinion’s now what I should share.

Alex said nothing as his father ranted and raved at him.

“Why you should take this little nothing into our family when she is just that! A nothing!”

He had to sit and listen to his father, a man who had never done a single thing in his life to deserve the title ‘father’, degrade the choice of his son to adopt a woman as his sister without his ‘father’s’ approval.

Alex stood as his father began to speculate on the connection between him and his new sister.

“That is quite enough. I will hear no more from you.”

Alex left the room, his father still yelling after him to come back.

‘You spent decades ignoring my cries, Father. Now it is your turn to be denied.’

Another little part of my Former Guardian universe using a character that I wasn’t even sure was going to show up. Alex’s father is not the kind of character that I like to write about and I honestly never thought he’d show up until he was yelling and screaming at Alex.

I really don’t like him.

Anyway, this is partially inspired by the revisit of the Dungeon Prompt: Entitlement Ideology from Sreejit.