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405. There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hands on kings.

(TRIGGER WARNING. This meme deals heavy with death and also possibly with strong violence or with suicide/depression. If you are not comfortable reading about that, please PLEASE do not proceed further.)





The Last Words Meme


This is it. The final curtain. You're at the end of your life, and there's someone here you really, really need to say something to before you die.

CAUSE OF DEATH
1 - Accidental. Nobody meant for this to happen, but it doesn't matter now. Due to negligance, arrogance or just plain bad luck, you've become gravely ill or injured and are now in your last moments. This covers all kinds of accidental deaths--strangulation, drowning, car accidents, unintentional beheadings, whatever you can think of.

2 - Murder. Somebody really didn't like you. Enough to kill you, it seems. You're now dead by someone else's hand. (Maybe even the person replying to you?) As with accidental death, this covers all types of intentional, malicious murder, regardless of method--so poisoning, stabbing, shooting, etc., all work here. Same with all the below options: any possible variation you can think of on it will work!

3 - Suicide. There is no hope for you, and no way out. You've reached the absolute bottom pits of despair, and the only recourse you have is to take your own life. Someone shows up to stop you... but they're too late to help you now.

4 - Terminal illness. You have cancer, or tuberculosis, or cholera back when people got cholera. The doctors have done everything they could and it wasn't enough. The only thing to do now is give your loved ones the bad news.

5 - Starvation. So thirsty. So hungry. Maybe you've been traveling in the desert for hours, or maybe you're just really poor. Whatever the reason, it doesn't matter, because you're slowly wasting away until you're nothing but skin and bones.

6 - Death in battle. You've died a hero's death, and gone out in a blaze of glory. Or maybe you were a coward who got shot for deserting? Either way, you're now a casualty of war. Will you be honored with a parade or scorned as a traitor to your country?

7 - Natural causes. You've lived a long, happy life, and now your story is at an end. In a warm bed, surrounded by your family and friends, you peacefully drift off. Just make sure that you've made a will somewhere, or at least use your deathbed to set the record straight. Otherwise, who knows what kind of squabbles might errupt after you leave this world?


TIME LEFT
1 - A few minutes. You're fading fast and you don't have much, well, any time left. Better tell the person with you that you love -- or despise -- them with your last breath, because you'll never have the chance otherwise.

2 - A few hours. You haven't got much time left. Is there someone you still need to kill? To kiss? Better do it quick. (Note: last kisses not recommended for people dying of highly contagious illnesses.)

3 - A few days. The doctors have given you the news, and it's not very good. You've only got a couple days left to live. You should start trying to make peace with people and saying your final goodbyes with the days you have left.

4 - A few weeks. Take that vacation you've always wanted to go on but never had the chance to. Go do that thing you've never thought you'd be any good at. You've got only weeks left to live. Don't waste them.

5 - A few months. While you aren't quite on death's doorstep yet, your lifespan has still dwindled considerably from what you probably thought it would be. How are you going to spend your last few months on Earth? Making the world a better place and telling your family you love them? Or raising as much hell as possible?


RELATIONSHIP
1 - Lovers. This is your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, mistress, whatever you call them they were the person you wanted to spend your life with. Too bad you don't have much of a life to spend with them anymore.

2 - Siblings. Your beloved little or older sibling is just standing there, watching you slowly waste away before their eyes. Can you say anything to comfort them? Note that it doesn't necessarily have to be interpreted literally; adopted siblings and friends so close they might as well be siblings work too.

3 - Parent and child. Nothing is worse than a parent having to bury their child... except, maybe, a young child now alone in the world after losing their parent. As with the sibling prompt, this can be expanded to include parental figures and people who are LIKE a father/mother to you as well as actual biological parents.

4 - Co-workers, teammates or classmates. You were fighting for the same side. Or you worked together in the same office for years. Or they sat behind you in biology all semester. However you met, how do your react when you find out someone who used to be a fixture in your life is going to die?

5 - Friends. You're the best of friends! You go everywhere together, know all each other's secrets, and are never seen apart. At least, you didn't use to be. Now one of you is dying and the other one is left alone in the world. Or maybe you're dying together. Wait, is that better or worse?

6 - Bitter enemies. You hate, hate, HATE this person. In fact, maybe you killed them. Or they killed you. Or maybe nobody killed anybody and they're just bitter that Mother Nature got to you before they did. Regardless, they want to confront you one last time before you bite it, if only to rub your nose in your imminent demise and their ability to outlive you.


HOW IT WORKS:
1. Using it random.org or a similar site, the first character to post rolls for their cause of death and how long they have left to live. They then post to the meme with their name, canon and the results of their roll. (For example: "Jane Doe | That One Series | 1 2" would mean Jane Doe from That One Series died of accidental causes and has a few hours left to live.)

2. Responding characters then roll for the relationship between the two of you. Optionally responding characters can also share your cause of death/time left to live or roll for their own, but that's not required. A living character caring for (or horribly mutilating) a dying one is fine, too.

3. Tell the person what you need to tell them before you bite it.

4. Have fun!



((Snagged from an earlier post from way back when... Different pic, but it's pretty much the same.))

Elle Bishop || Heroes



Edited at 2011-11-20 05:32 am (UTC)

2 | 1 | 1 | CoG

Elle! No, nonono, honey, no... [He's trying to stanch the bleeding, but it's far too much--]

Re: 2 | 1 | 1 | CoG

Ben? [She looks at him, her eyes focusing slowly. His hands are red, but she doesn't understand why even though the sight and scent are making her stomach twist.] I think I got hit. What'd they hit me with?

Silver, Ellie, they shot you with silver bullets, oh, God, please, no... [He's been shot in the chest with silver himself, but this is more bleeding than he's ever done, it must have hit something bad...] Stay with me, honey, don't go.

They shot me? They shot me? Why'd they shoot me? [She starts to panic, the blood flowing quicker for all it's sluggishness.] Where's Zepar? Zepar can fix it, right? What about the other one? Ben? Ben, I don't want to die, Ben.

[He's easier to keep in focus, but something is still wrong. No, not something, everything. She can't feel anything but a burning through her chest, and everything else feels cold and numb. And then she realizes what all the red stuff is and manages a weak sob of horror.]

Because they're assholes, I killed them for it, but I think I was too late, oh, Ellie... [And he pulls her into his chest, embracing her with desperate need.]

[She whimpers, but he feels so nice, and he smells good, despite the sweat and blood. She swallows thickly and tries not to move much. Not that she could, all her limbs are so heavy.] Ben. D'you think my dad'll be there?

[He's crying, he never thought he'd lose her this way, and it hurts that he's not able to save her this time. He tries to keep his voice gentle, but it comes out choked.] I don't know, honey. Do you want him to be?

No. [She's crying and she doesn't understand why.] I don't want to die. [But she can feel herself fading away. It terrifies her more than the blood.]

I don't want you to die either. Oh, honey. [He strokes her hair and kisses her forehead. So much blood.] Please, stay with me, if we can just get Zethel... [He fumbles his phone out of his pocket -- and it comes out in pieces, smashed in the fight.]

If your dad's there, you come tell me. I'll come and kick him out for you.

Really? [She manages a weak smile, because Ben saying that always makes her feel weirdly happy.] Ben. I really lo-

[And then she goes still.]

Ellie? [He chokes out a sob and clings to her body, rocking it.] Honey, don't go--

[He'll just sit here and hold her for awhile. Time enough later to cut a swath through the remaining people responsible for this.

He knows who they are.]

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