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Challenge #03557-I268: An Overdue Appreciation

Death is used to the living fearing them when they come to take the living to the next world. But this living being, as they lay waiting for Death's hand to take their pain away, holds out a simple silk flower, enchanted so Death may hold it close. This being's way of saying thank you. For in the end, Death is usually the kindest being of all. -- Anon Guest

[AN: I am using everything in my power to not steal Sir Pterry's version of Death and having them TALK LIKE THIS.]

They say Death is cruel. Death is harsh. Death is cold and merciless and an enemy of life. The problem with this is that life needs Death. Every living thing eats, one way or another. In order to eat, they also have to kill.

Without Death, life would be in misery.

That said, Death is only doing their job. Making certain that life can persist. It is not necessarily cruel, or cold. It is merely a process, like all other processes. Just... one with a personality.

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Challenge #03185-H276: Divine Intervention

Poor Kevin. Due to the nature of his fate, or perhaps destiny and prophecy had decided to be particularly interesting, a new bow showed up one evening as everyone slept. It only worked for Kevin, each time he pulled back, an arrow forming. The arrow type depended what was on his mind and in his heart, from healing ones that, when striking an ally, healed their illnesses and wounds, to deadly ones. He shot in anger into the trees after someone insulted

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