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I found Death crying in the alleyway underneath my apartment window. He crouched, shaking and whimpering out his little mouse of a cry that was muffled by the rumbling cacophony of city night life. He didn't make himself seen and, like the child he was, huddled down and hid his face with his mitten-covered hands. 

Death made eye contact with me as I watched him from the fire escape. He stared with bright blue eyes perfectly framed with long eye lashes. The chill bit and reddened his nose and cheeks, and his tears left frozen paths of black ice against his face. I didn't mean to, it was an accident, he pleaded with me.

I watched him as he shamefully picked up his victim, a tiny little kitten that was half frozen and curled tightly into itself. He tried to stroke it back to life, begging and pressing the small animal into his plush winter coat.

I'm sorry, he lisped, wiping snot onto his sleeve as he cradled the corpse like a beloved baby doll. My eyes followed his tiny footprints in the snow while he looked for a proper location to give it a funeral. 

I saw Time stand towards the entrance of the alleyway, taking deep drags from his cigarette and watching his companion. He didn't stand long, but trekked with heavy steps to poor Death and put a hand on his shoulder. 

We need to go, no more playing, Time assured as he led Death to my apartment's set of garbage cans. I watched as Death dragged his feet through the snow on his way to the trash, and as he reluctantly dropped the little kitten corpse inside. It resonated with a loud gong and echoed against the building walls then up to the night sky.

Time took Death by the hand and led him out of the alley to the sidewalk, where they made sure to look both ways before crossing the crosswalk. 
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Given 2014-06-22
he cried because no one cried for him by CelestialMemories personifies the concepts of Time and Death, offering new perspectives on these elusive ideas, and provoking deep thoughts and questions for those who read it. ( Suggested by SpiralingSpontaneity and Featured by GrimFace242 )
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LittleKuroiNeko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to make fanart of this but I know I could never do it justice . ♥ 
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so very much for the compliment. :huggle: 

I'm sure you'd do an excellent job! :)
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RezzyRezdevoir Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh nnnoo
nno the kitten
thIS REMINDS ME OF THE NIGHTMARE I HAD WITH THE KITTEN


i love this, though. it's so sad. ;v;
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh no ;n; I'm sorry. :huggle:
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   Writer
OH WOW!  This is amazing!  Holy cow!  Yeah, feel free to do more of these!  I can see how this got a daily deviation!  There should be monthly deviations; I'd vote to put this one on that list.  Yep.  This is also making its way into my Favorites!  WOW!  This is simply amazing.  It's so elegant and touching!
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so very much! :huggle: I hope you are well! 
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   Writer
I'm doing okay and you'll be hearing more from me.  Hopefully, you're doing well...and writing more.  I just saw your latest, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.  I plan to dive into it this weekend, once I'm over whatever this is I'm getting over...it's a chronic condition, really, known as underpaid employment, and it leaves me exhausted!
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QQI25 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful. You are amazing. 
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nerdlantern Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Aww, poor Death Crying  I just want to give him a hug and take him out for a burger or something.
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Jeonsa Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Is it bad I cried? That was absolutely beautiful and I love the idea of death being a child it's a very beautiful piece!
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