Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Last Sunset

There's a hole where my heart used to be. Literally: there's just a hole full of nothing. It felt weird at first, but I've gotten used to it.

My name is Number Nine. (It's not the name I was born with, but it's the name I picked.) I am an Agent of the Quiet and a member of the House of Nothing. Haven't heard of those? Well, that's okay, I just made them up. (Except for the House of Nothing -- I stole that from Neil Gaiman, but he didn't use it, so why can't I?)

I hate long introductions, so let's get right down to brass tacks: I'm a bad guy. A villain. (Well, villainess. Villainelle? Whatever.) I want to help bring about the End of Existence. The Final Night. The Last Sunset. And whatever other names you want to call it.

Anyway, that's who I am. There are no whys and wherefores. The Quiet doesn't want anything. It wants nothing. That's what it is and what it wants. And so, there's a hole where my heart used to be. It felt weird at first, but you get used to it.

Bye for now.

 -- Number Nine