The Grandfather OW
I’m 500 years old. . .
I can make everything out of copper. . . everything you need. . Cauldrons, bowls, and so on. .
I can also make weapons. . More precisely, I figured out how to do it. . But for this they destroy.
I had been hiding the thought. . . For a long time. . . Waiting for something. . . I didn’t have time. . . I didn’t make.
I liked her right away. . A long time ago. . . When she was just a little girl. . . Gray-eyed. . .
I loved her without any reason. . . I am a slave, so I will never have only my own . . . so that no one can. . . dare. . . even think. . .
I just watched from afar. . . like others did her. . .
She was not pregnant from anyone, although she was fucked by everybody. . .
It means that she didn’t want anyone. . . Didn’t want to have a child from them. . .
Many years have passed. . . Usually, those who don’t want to conceive a child are killed. They didn’t want to kill her easy way – she was a beauty even at fifty.
Only she has got such light hair and dark gray eyes.
She was brought to me by these. . . They wanted her to have a baby. . . For them. . . From me. . . They thought so. . .
She probably liked me too. . . Yes. . . She liked me. . . That’s what she thought when they dragged her in. . .
I always liked him. . . So she thought. . .
She thought of me before, even though I don’t have one leg. . When I was a little boy they cut me off above the ankle so I wouldn’t run away. . . I quickly learned to jump on one leg. . . then the second leg was broken. . .
She was pushed towards me. . . She looked into my eye. . . The whole one. . . and I realized what I had to do and that she wants this baby. . . son. . . which. . . which. . .
These stood nearby and watched. . . They heard her thoughts as well and chuckled.
She was dragged away as soon as I finished. . .
I never saw her again.
That’s when I started making a knife. . . Olonock, for us. .
I knew what to add to the copper to make the blade sharp and hard. . .
The casting was already finished when the guards came running. .
The metal was still in shape when I was knocked off my knees – I could only do everything on my knees. . .
Then it is clear what. . .
You know about execution by dismemberment into many parts. . .
It’s a pity I didn’t have time to finish the olonock. . .
I hardly remember this life. . .
I only know that my mother and I were killed when I was two years old.
When they kill you when you’re young, you can’t remember anything. . . You know that, don’t you?
I don’t know what to tell you about myself. . .
I’m a coppersmith. . I learned it myself. . . Watched from afar how others were melted ore. . .
They didn’t want me to learn. . . they banish me away so I wouldn’t look.
I thought I could make a furnace and melt it myself. . . I was ten years old then. . . It didn’t work at first. . . then I figured it out. .
I was badly beaten for it. . . By the ones who melted metal. . They said I stole their secret. . And I didn’t steal any secret – I just understood, guessed – as it should be.
Do you know that we hear the thoughts of those who think of us? And I heard. . . at night. . He told me how to do it. . . Said he is a coppersmith, too. . .
Was a coppersmith. . . when he was alive. . . And now he’s not alive. . He said he would teach me everything. . . that he knows. . . .
I don’t know who he is. I know that he’s good. . . That he’s O. That he was murdered. . . For making weapons. . . Almost. . . He didn’t have time to sharpen it. . . .
He also said that I should make weapons. . . but not tell anyone how to make copper solid. .
I realized what he was saying then. . . .
Then he didn’t speak, but I knew that he was there and that he loved me. . . That he thinks of me. . . and I will understand – how to do everything. . . .
Then that was gone too. . . It became empty. . . Not in my mind. . . no. . . my heart was empty.
I lived alone in my hole. . . My parents were killed a long time ago. . . I hardly remember them. . . I remember my mother a little. . . Remember that she is beautiful. . .
I don’t remember, I don’t want to remember how she was raped and then killed. . . .
I ran away and hid on the mountain. . .
Then I found a small hole in the mountain. . . someone else’s hole. . . So I lived in it. . .
Then they caught me and made me carry ore to the coppersmiths. . . Then I grew up. . . Then you know. . . .
I’m twenty years old and I know how to make a good weapon. . . For These. . . .
I have my own furnace and I work alone. . I don’t want to see anyone. . . When you’re alone, no one bothers to think. . . Think about what He wanted to tell me and what I couldn’t understand. I still remember what He said. . . .
Back then. . . Long ago. .
Also I often think about women. . . What are they like. . .
I think they are beautiful. . . That they are somewhere. . .
That I want to make myself a weapon and run away to. . . where they are. . . .
I heard His voice again in the night. . .
He said there are women, but I won’t find my own. . .
That they all belong to These. . That they don’t give birth to O anymore. . . I’m from O, you know?
I didn’t believe Him. . . .
Then others, as dead as He was, said there was no woman for me. . .
They also said that I was the last male of the O Genus. . That they don’t know how to explain it to me so that I would understand. .
And I understood ..
The weapon went into the overseer’s throat easily. . . he couldn’t even scream. . . he was wheezing and spinning in a pool of blood on the ground, and I kept pushing and pushing on the handle. . .
I killed the other two as well. . . They didn’t even have time to realize. .
I went out and breathed fresh air. . . Then I walked. . . just like that. . . just not to stand and wait for others to come running. .
There’s nowhere to run. . . And I can’t get over the wall in time. . . .
They’re already running. . . . With the weapons I made for them once. . .
There are a lot of them. . . Red-faced and huge. . . But they were afraid to approach. . . They throw the net. . . and tumbled me down. . . .
What else can I tell you. . . . You know how rebels are executed. . . This is called 1000 pieces executing. . .