The Flowers Of Evil (Part III)

With your “flowers”, what, if anything, should Darksiders be doing differently with them?

I think that maybe the more volatile breeds ought to be confined to being shared amongst other Darksiders, with only the most deliberate, calaculated exceptions. That’s one of the reasons I reprivatized the Dark Training. We openly affiliate ourselves with the Dark, we signed up for this, we expect to be treated viciously and without mercy by each other from time to time, and understand that it’s something we are encouraged to do to one another… as needed, and within reason.

That’s an interesting way of looking at it.

You have to consider another angle of this to. What we grow, shape, and harvest… we cherish these. It doesn’t make sense to dish them out without purpose, without intent, and so freely that their value becomes diluted.

We’re sitting here talking about flowers, but that implies gardens, groves, gardeners, and the way you talk about them, one could even infer that gardens can be segragated, act as retreats, private stashes, and other things like that. Am I reading to much into it?

Not at all. I wrote a poem about one kind of ‘garden’. It’s called Seductive Oasis if you want to dig it up. That was about an oasis of complacency and atrophy. The plants, the water… everything about the enviroment whispers in your ear that it’s safe to rest, that it’s okay.

I make it out to be a bad thing to most of the time, but that depends on the person. I tend to get swallowed up by such things… it’s an Achilles’ Heel of mine. But for some people, an oasis like that reinvigorates them, and the seductive nature of it holds little or no sway over them.

What about the Gardeners?

It’s the gardener’s nature that determines the nature of the plants, their enviroment, their food and water… there are all kinds of things that make up the process of manifesting flowers and other such greenery. I note the differences specifically between Lightsiders and Darksiders simply because that’s the context I work with. If you keep breaking it down into minute detail, we’re all different. The way I look at it though is just a way of seeing the differences – and their dynamics – in a way that’s relevant to me and what I’ve dedicated my life to.

How does your concept relate to this exchange between us?

Well… *shrugs* Every answer I’ve given is a flower. And they’re flowers that probably won’t hurt you, at least not right away. They might lead to some pain and risk down the road, but that depends on how you feel and react to their fragrance, their appearance… if they tug at you, if they appeal to you at all, I might’ve harmed you.

That doesn’t bother you at all?

I gave you this fresh cut bouquet for a reason. So no, it doesn’t bother me. Not in the least.

Well… thank you for your time. However evil you claim to be, it’s been a pleasure.

*smiles* Likewise.

Back to Part II

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