The Transformation Story Archive The Visionary Saga

A Conversation

by Brian Eirik Coe

You can stop, you know.

No, I can't

You should have stopped.


Long ago.

At what point? That child in London? The woman in Vienna? The man in Madagascar?

Does it matter?

To me.


You know

Do you?

Please, I have work to do.

When will you rest?

When my work is done.

But you don't need...

Yes, I do.

Do you want to rest?

Of course. But how can I?

You don't change anything.

I change lives.

The destinies are the same.

Only the big ones.

What else is there?

The big is made up of the small.

You are but one.

Sometimes that's all you need.

You will not stop?

Someday. When my work is done.

Why do you help these people?

It's my penance.

A penance long paid.

It's my penance.

A penance never requested.

It's my penance.

Please, stay.

I must leave. I hear a call.

It will wait.

No. It won't. I must leave.

Who is it?

Does it matter?

Yes, to me.

It is a child.


Does it matter?

Yes, to me.

The Cape of Good Hope.

Don't forget your hat.


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