The hero looks at their foe
Who are they
to have believed that what they had done
was the one right thing to do
when all their actions have wrought
is nothing but despair?
The warrior places their hand
on the hilt of their sword
as they get ready
to deal the defeating blow.
With one movement the sword
is pulled from the sheath
and its blade shines menacingly
in the dimming sunlight.
The hero points the blade at their foe.
A look of fear crept onto the foul villains face
as they begin to beg for mercy.
“No mercy for one who has committed such evil”
the hero says.
The hero smiles as they thought
about how finally this would all come to an end,
how the one who had destroyed their friend
would finally meet their justice.
But as the hero rockets forward
and pushes their blade through the villains flesh
a realization is made.
The evil one bleeds red
like any other human or beast,
so why then did they do what they did?
Were they truly evil to begin with,
did something happen in the past
to make them this way
or were they just doing
what they were told?
The hero draws back
after this revelation.
They swing the sword once more
to fling away the blood
before replacing it in its sheath.
A terrible atrocity has been ended this day,
the grim reaper would not come.
The villain lives on
to rethink their actions,
and the hero continues with the knowledge
that they did the right thing.