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Atena no Komoriuta (Athena's Lullaby)
« on: November 20, 2007, 07:26:13 PM »
A/N: a one-shot about the end of the first season, for Saga-chan. 


'There is no pain.  I thought the end would hurt more than this.'

In your heart there reflects there
Flames of courage
Or else the spreading red of scars


'I hear her singing to me, from within my soul, I feel her Cosmo.  Who is she, this goddess?  Oh, yes, she is my goddess.  The one I tried to kill.  I didn't mean to.  I didn't mean to.  I really didn't.'

Come now, go to sleep on my chest
The young men are the fallen words of dreams
Called adults, aiming at the sky
Falling, run uphill again


'It's warm here.  I want to sleep here forever, bathed in the kindness of her golden Cosmo.  I it feels like nothing will ever hurt again, like I can let go of all the guilt and agony, like I can forget about everything that happened in the last thirteen years.  As if I'm only a child again, and I can sleep in peace.'

Oh stars, oh stars, even when dawn comes
I will still watch over you
Oh stars, oh stars, this radiance
Do not part with it, for a long time


'She seems to be talking to me, telling me that everything will be fine...that I'll be forgiven.  Could she forgive me?  Even after everything--the murder, the lying, the chaos, the suffering I caused to all the others.  She speaks to my Cosmo.'  Saga.  You are one of my precious precious Saints, and so I will always watch over you and help you and forgive you.  I love you, Saga, because you are one of my beautiful, loyal Saints.  And he was suddenly crying. 

In your eyes, there shines there
The hope of tomorrow
Or else something—sad memories


And in her voice, he heard that "perhaps" that he needed.  The maybe that lifted him from absolute despair--that maybe he wasn't completely a failure.  Here, in his beloved goddess's embrace, where he felt so at home, even though he knew with a horrible realism that he didn't deserve to be here. 

Come now, forget everything, go to sleep
The boy’s day flies like the wind
Even difficult things become buried
Unnoticed, in the sands of time


Athena's gentle voice probed into his mind again as he vaguely felt her gently lowering his numbing body onto the ground.  Saga.  It'll be all right now, and forever.  Just rest now, and forget about everything.   He felt himself fading even as she spoke.  I forgive you. 

Oh stars, oh stars, as rain falls at night
I will still watch over you
Oh stars, oh stars, Wash away your troubles
Quickly, put on a smile


The stars wheeled above.  The warm tears dried on his cheeks.  He smiled slightly.  And then, Saga, Gemini Saint of Athena, took one last breath, and died. 
« Last Edit: January 06, 2008, 04:18:45 PM by AuroraExecution »
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Re: Atena no Komoriuta (Athena's Lullaby)
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007, 08:01:54 PM »
Another of your fics I can't find it in myself to degrade with sarcasm.  Saga's death truly is tragic... and he certainly suffered the most in his 13 years as Pope.
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Re: Atena no Komoriuta (Athena's Lullaby)
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 03:26:31 PM »
Thanks, SSA. 

The fic's formatting has been re-edited to look nicer, without all the horrible bold stuff.  Hopefully it still makes sense. 
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Re: Atena no Komoriuta (Athena's Lullaby)
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 11:45:44 AM »
This a beautiful story.  Did you create that song/poem/lullaby? It is beautiful and suits the story as well as Saga.  Great job!!!

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Re: Atena no Komoriuta (Athena's Lullaby)
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 03:55:19 PM »
Thankies, Valora.  No, I didn't write the song, sadly.  It's actually a translation I did of Athena's Lullaby from episode 30 of the original show.  If you go here: http://saintseiyafan.com/Forum/index.php?topic=341.0   That's where I posted the translation originally.  At any rate...it's a lovely song.  I'm sure you've heard it before, but if you'd like a refresher, try http://megumichan.free.fr/accueil.htm, and scroll down to her radioblog and find "Lullaby."
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Re: Atena no Komoriuta (Athena's Lullaby)
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007, 05:52:52 PM »
Actually hearing the song makes a lot more sad ;o;
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Re: Atena no Komoriuta (Athena's Lullaby)
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007, 08:19:54 PM »
I feel like I should post this here, even though it probably should have its own thread in goodies.  But this is what inspired me to write this fic: http://youtube.com/watch?v=kabAailebdQ
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