And then they are silent, and I am able to begin.
“Behold, a dream came to me in the night, and the Lord did show all this to me” (King 277). I stopped, and looked up at the Blue Man before referring with a flourished hand to the fields of corn where just last month Joseph, our nineteen year old sacrifice, had entered and never returned. Everyone here still remembered his departure. It was filled with tears from his girlfriend and brothers and sisters, of whom there were many. Under my round-crowned hat and with my grave face and serious tone, I continued: “And in my dream, the Lord was a shadow that walked behind the rows, and he spoke to me in the words he used to our older brothers years ago. He is much displeased with our recent sacrifice” (King 277).
Indeed, Joseph went without faith. The Lord knew this. I watched as they all looked at the surrounding walls of green. “And the Lord did say: Have I not given you a place of killing, that you might make sacrifice there? And have I not shown you favor? But this man has made a blasphemy within me, and I have contemplated this sacrifice myself. Like the Blue Man…who escaped many years ago. So now is the Age of Favor lowered from nineteen plantings and harvestings to eighteen” (King 277). I went on relentlessly, watching their faces twist in horror. ‘Tis all true, every last word. The Lord was not pleased. He was disgusted, in fact. We could not have him angry. I had to please him. “Yet be fruitful and multiply as the corn multiplies, that my favor may be shown you, and be upon you” (King 277).
I stopped then, and watched them only to see what they thought. I knew there were many who were eighteen or almost eighteen, which was why this had to be done. The Lord would be overjoyed with my many new sacrifices and keep us in his good graces for many years to come.
*Okay, so this pretty much came straight from the book, so if your character is 18 or almost 18, you can either have them sacrificed or just change their age.*
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