The Crown Princess - Aphasia
There will come a time when I can no longer protect you.
Darkness will swallow our precious land, destroying all you hold dear.
Amid the dark, flames of vengeance and hatred will roar.
And my fears of watching them consume you will manifest once more.
There will come a time when you will no longer dream joyously.
You will see visions of death and hellish nightmares in their stead.
Weep not into the empty abyss, my darling.
I will not be there to comfort you then.
There will come a time when the world hungers for content.
The rains of spirit will no longer fall, and the lands will go dry from perjury.
Unease will lay barren the lands for seeds of doubt, and in turn, sow plants of restlessness and violence.
When the world betrays common sense, you will be the voice of reason in a chorus of disharmony.
There will come a time when I am too weak to act.
They will worship vices in my stead, but you must not anger.
They are pitiful creatures lured by false security.
My darling, you must become the shepherd to guide the straying sheep.
There will come a time when they will spit curses in your face.
Lay claims of heresy and call you a fool.
They will say I have forsaken them when they've forgotten me.
They will say I am wicked and cruel when they brought this upon themselves.
My darling, there will come a time when you will mature and grow cunning.
Face hardships and grow wiser, challenges that will make you stand tall.
Use your wit and talent to protect those closest to your heart.
And when the time for action comes, know that you stand on the side of righteousness.
There will come a time when I no longer stand beside you.
Though I lack a body, my spirit is with you.
The universe may anger, but I stand beside you.
If you lack direction, my heart will guide you.
There will come a time when you will stand atop the highest summit.
The world will be yours then and you, the strongest of all.
Your destiny fulfilled, and your soul, complete.
You will be loved and hated.
Feared, revered and worshipped as it should be.
You will stand proud of your accomplishments, and I will be proud of you.
My darling, at the end of it all, my only wish is for you to remember one thing.