Five Sentence Fiction – The Feeling of Truth

He canted his wings to see them below, as warm and happy as the golden sun. How much things had changed since he’d first cut through these skies, seeing choking smoke and the sounds of battle and liberation.
“You see that, Cipher? That’s all you, and what you did for them,” his wingman chatted over, no doubt proud of his comrade.

But the Demon Lord could only shake his head, because those smiles below would not save them for what was coming, what they were flying out to meet.

And part two of this week’s Five Sentence Fiction challenge. Because those who have seen the worst parts of what the world can be can sometimes never find their place among those who haven’t.

I hope you all enjoy.

2 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction – The Feeling of Truth

  1. Mayumi-H says:

    Really like the contrast of the first two paragraphs with the last one: the build-up of hope and possibility, followed by the dash of cynicism, says a lot about your Demon Lord protagonist. (Does he ever get the chance to smile?) He’s grim, but determined. That feeling of duty – and the readiness to lay his life on the line – really comes through, here.

  2. Thank you 🙂 !
    You’d think, with all that I’ve put him through lately, that I didn’t like Cipher anymore. But you hit on a great point, that readiness and that duty tends to bring a pinch of cynicism with it like unfortunate marbling. So when he smiles, the whole world smiles with him. And when he gets angry, he earns his title of a Demon Lord.

    Always thankful for your feedback, Mayumi! I’m glad I can blow up your inbox for a bit 😀

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