The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man
Sacrifice, release, martyrdom

The soldier walks out towards the middle of the battlefield, his arms extended outward towards the sides.  He moves slowly as he crosses the distance between the two armies.  For the first time, the battlefield is silent.

The opposing archers don’t release their arrows.  The soldier knows that the sight of an unarmed person walking through No Man’s Land must be confusing.  He also knows that soon an officer will order them to fire, and he will die when that happens.

It will also release the dark spirits inside of him.  He smiles to himself.  Everyone will die with him.

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