Raiaki Prequel, part twoRaine had fallen asleep. In the pile of garbage. She woke up with a plastic bag stuck to her face, and several articles of Kurokens dirty clothes stuck to her own. After peeling them off, she dug through the piles of junk on the desk to find a clock that read seven-o-clock. And judging from the fact that it was early morning outside, Raine concluded that it was, in fact, seven in the morning. She found a note from Kuroken stuck to the door.
Raine, she read aloud, I have several important matters to attend to today, so please make yourself at home. Theres breakfast downstairs, and Emilys around so she can answer any questions you might have. If you dont want to use the elevator, take a right after leaving the room, instead of a left and the stairs are on the right in the small lounge. Signed, Kuroken. She sighed. So, he had left he
Raiaki prequel, part oneDarkness. She could remember nothing but darkness, and that was all she knew, even now.
Are you awake?
She opened her eyes only to squeeze them shut again against the intense glare of the lights. She stretched and sat up, her eyes slowly adjusting to the brightness of the room. The place she was in looked much like an operating room in a hospital. No windows. There was no escape.
Ah, good, said a man in a white lab coat and thick glasses, standing next to the newly awoken girl. His hair was dark and greasy, pulled back into a ponytail.
Where am I? asked the girl, realizing that not only did she have no idea where she was, she had no idea who she was.
Youre in the government headquarters. You know the government, right?
The girl nodded. She did indeed remember the government, despite knowing nothing about herself. How strange.
-43- No One Mourns the MothI hear the day awaken, but I know she doesn't love me
because the night was my only lover, the moonlight my only love;
the rain never seems to sting as much in the dark, because
you can't see what's drowning you or the fading of the light.
I wait patiently through the dawn and ascend with the sun
because I've got to find a job today, the bills need to be paid;
uses for those like me are few and far between, because
hope is nonexistent in the gutters of an empty street.
I blend into the grey and cloud splattered sky and wish
because wishing is all I've got left, my optimism has run dry;
the butterfly always gets higher, even when we both fly because
the sun loves her and so does the wind and the whole earth.
While I wither and die.
The Banananana SongI was walkin' down Country Avenue,
almost late for an interview
when I saw a solitary shoe
and he said, "Bananananananananananana."
Then I was climbin' up the highest mountain
and I happened upon a fairy fountain:
empty, but the rocks were shoutin'
and they said, "Bananananananananananana."
And I was swimmin' through the deepest sea
feeling grand and oh, so free
and the waves and the clouds were singin' to me
and they sang, "Bananananananananananana."
I was floatin' fast up towards the moon
in my lil' old hot air balloon
and the stars were hummin' that familiar tune
and it went, "Bananananananananananana."
So I was spelunkin' in that yonder cave
and through the darkness was I brave
but another voice did I crave,
then came, "Bananananananananananana."
Then I was trudgin' through a salty marsh
and the rain was pourin' mighty harsh
and the drops were fresh as early March
and they cooed, "Bananananananananananana."
I was restin' on quite the lovely day,
sitting next t
-73- Audi ex VentisI was stuck standing at the foot
of a mountain, staring up at you
if I would ever be able to follow you up.
But, I knew
that I never could.
I was there, standing outside
your house, ready to
knock on the door:
hand poised and everything
in the end, I always
gave up and went home.
I never was able
to make myself bother you.
I was always listening
for your voice on the wind,
I knew you were never really
it always made me feel better
I could never make my fingers
dial your number.
I was waiting,
always waiting for you
in places I knew you would
never even come
because just the
made me feel at ease.
I never even dreamed of
asking where you were going.
I was reading
because, I thought,
maybe in them,
I'll find what you found
that made you want to
leave this place.
I never did like playing
follow the leader.
I am tracing the remnants
of your existence,
just looking for a
little piece of you