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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. . .

 

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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. . .     .

 

 

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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. .

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Did you have a brother?

Really?

 

 

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