The Older Brother
The one who is born first must protect the second one, younger. Because the first one is given more – the parents were young.
The second is born so that parents can die themselves – they have fulfilled the Law. . . .
Who does not fulfill – will be destroyed. . . so the second is born with the thought of death. . . about how the older brother will help the younger one grow up. . . .
The first was conceived with the thought of the beloved, the second with the feeling of the approach of death. . .
So the second ones were born weaker and weaker. . . .
So it was in that Big Cycle, before ours. . .
Now it’s different. . . The Law says that the first boy will be ugly. . . But the second boy will be handsome.
We know why He said it – so that the older brother would hate the second one – for his beauty, for being a freak because of him, the younger one.
Then the Law said that the younger one should teach the older one. . . he’s a stupid freak – he doesn’t understand anything and can’t do the job. . . So the younger ones began to despise the older brothers – stupid, disgusting freaks. . .
Then the Law changed again and the brothers began to raise together in one day.
Raising it is when you have to die for the Law. Yourself. . .
You need to come and bring your brother. . . Find him if he’s hiding and force him to. . .
The older ones did so. . . to live. . .
If you brought a younger one to be raised, then you will still live. . . for now. . . .
I have a younger brother and I’m a monster.
But I don’t want him to be raised. . . I don’t want to bring him to These. . . there. . . where they raise. .
My younger brother came by himself. He’s very young, but he knows everything. . . He knows what the Law ordered me to. . .
He put his arm around my shoulders as I sat and snuggled up to me, the freak. . .
Then he said that we should go. . . then one of us will live – they will find him anyway. . . the others. . . they will track him down and drag him to the Law. . .
Then he will be raised, and I will be destroyed as a freak who can’t even kill. . . .
I turned to him. . . he is so handsome: smooth skin, blond hair, gray eyes with rays. . . I am covered in scales, bald, with yellow eyes. . .
I was waiting, dreading the day when I would have to bring my brother. . . I was trying to avoid him. . . and he always wanted to be next to me. . . he wanted to do everything I did – kill and eat the living. . . He tried to kill once, but he didn’t eat. . .
After that day I didn’t see him for a long time. . . then he came to see me, but less and less often.
I wanted him to disappear, so I didn’t have to take him to. . .
And now he’s back again and I have to. . .
I want to die. . . I want him to live. . . instead of me. .
But freaks are raised only after younger brothers.
I don’t know what to do. . . it’s almost noon and I have to go. . . with him. . . to These.
My brother will be the first. . . The first one will die for me. . . so that I will be born after him. . .
The first boy born accepts the curse placed on our genus. . .
And we kill him. . .
It’s not a big deal to kill a freak. He was a freak before he was conceived, so he shouldn’t live. That’s what the Law says.
I’m a freak and I’m about to die for my brother. I’m almost not afraid. . . I don’t think it will hurt very much. . . like it was in my other life. . . .
But my brother can be born and I will love him. . . from there. . . from another world. . . from the Abyss. . . Thus speak.
I don’t want to tell you what happened next. . . In the next Big Cycle, the second ones were not born at all. . .
And if they were born, they were immediately killed. . . This is the Law.
Because there was a younger one who came to die for the older one. . .
He was of the O genus. . . the cursed genus.
Did you have a brother?