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I see him there.

He follows me.

Cheshire will not go away.

He knows I'm afraid.

He knows I don't want him to hurt me.

But what he doesn't know

is that I have the power

to overcome fear.

I know he's going to try again tomorrow,

or maybe even later today.

But this time,

I'm ready.

He won't hurt me.

I have Sierra.

I have Mab.

I have you.

And as much as I'd hate to hurt him,

I also have a can of pepper spray

and a taser.


it won't come to that.

I don't believe in such things as lost causes.

They may exist,

but I don't believe in them.

I have a story.

One day,

a reporter is visiting Albert Einstein's home.

She notices that,

over the doorway,

there is an upturned horseshoe.

But surely you don't believe in luck, do you?

she asks.

Of course not,

scoffs Einstein.

Then why do you have a horseshoe on your doorway?

presses the reporter.

Because it works whether you believe it or not,

he says.

You may not believe

that there is good in everyone.

Cheshire may not believe

that he can lose.

He may not believe

that with my friends

I can beat him.

He may not believe

that I can draw a circle

and take him in.

But that doesn't matter.

Because I can.

4 curiosities:

Hakurei Ryuu said...

Be careful, Schrody. I believe in you too.

Overmatter said...

Optimism is a fine thing in 99.99% of situations.

That last 0.01% is a situation where you might be held at gunpoint.

Believe that there's good in everyone. I never said there wasn't (heck, I think the same thing). But for God's sake, don't let your optimism get in the way of your ability to survive. Please, Schrody.

Elaine said...

Be careful, and good luck. We're rooting for you.

AmalgamationSage said...

Do what you can Schrody, but don't be a hero. Just stay alive.

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