• True Love

    Once upon a time, there was a small town in the hills of Ireland. In this town lived a young man by the name of Daniel, who spent his days wallowing in despair at that fact that he had no wife. He was very sad and lonely, and because of this, no girl would come near him. He took to many unkind and immoral habits, such as drugs, drinking, and theft. As he wandered home from the bar one night after a large number of beers, he took a wrong turn and ended up in a another village far from his home.
    In this village lived a beautiful young girl called Reinheit, the envy of those around her, for she was perfect in every way. She was kind, forgiving, compassionate, but most of all, extremely devout. It was for this reason that she would not accept a man any man as her husband. It just so happened that the minute Daniel laid his eyes upon Reinheit, he fell hopelessly in love with her and her only.
    Daniel spent days in this village, unsuccessfully trying to woo his love. With each passing rejection he grew more and more frenzied in his devotion. He saw Reinheit talking to a man, and his devotion twisted his mind into believing he had Reinheit's attention. And so, in compensation, Daniel lured the man out of the village, andl killed him with an ax. However, this did not make him any more viable to Reinheit.
    For this, he fooled himself into believing that Reinheit refused to marry him out of a preoccupation with her family's welfare. So to gain her attention, he secretly slipped into her house one night, and took a knife from her kitchen. He used this knife to kill her entire family in their beds. This only caused her to retreat further into the safety of her religion.
    Lost in a mire of pain and misery, Daniel finally approached Reinheit one night in a fit of drunkenness. When he asked her why she refused to love him, she simply replied that her heart belonged to God. Upon hearing this, Daniel realized that he could never hold her affections. He stumbled back to the shack he had rented, and collapsed sobbing.
    He remained in the shack for several days, not once venturing out. And yet, during this time, Daniel's despair turned to anger and bitterness. The rage grew within him as he lay on the shack's bed, not eating or drinking. Until finally, the rage found it's outlet.
    He turned his vengeful sights upon the object of his affection, poor, innocent Reinheit. On a rainy and dark day, he stalked her throughout the village, never once seen. When Reinheit finally went back to her house, Daniel quietly slipped in. He confronted Reinheit and gave her an unholy ultimatum: She must give up her faith and love him only, or dire consequences would be brought upon her.
    Reinheit naturally refused, and Daniel flew into a tirade of blasphemous rage. Anger blinded his eyes, and he wrapped his hands around Reinheit's neck. He took her to the bed, then killed her, saying that she truly did belong to God. When Daniel realized the next morning what he had done, he was distraught. The villager's had also discovered his crime, and burned him at the stake as punishment.
    And so now you must realize, that love is not the key. Rage burns in the heart of the those left in misery. Sadness begets violence, and violence begets death. The is truly the moral of the tale told to thee. And now, my dear audience, I must flee; but know that I do so with a feeling of glee. I leave but one request, that you once again come visit me. Have a good night, filled with nightmarish dreams.

    I sincerely hope that my stage remains forever in the darkness of your minds.