Many, many centuries later.
Or perhaps before.
Sure, it would have been nicer had we known,
but what matters is that it took place.
Or that it will take place..
The Man & The Wolf..
MAN: Are you awake, wolf?
WOLF: I AM.
MAN: How does it feel, to end?
WOLF: LIKE NEVER. I AM NOT MORTAL.
MAN: How does it feel to be one?
WOLF: LIKE YOU!
MAN: Do you even remember?
WOLF: I NEVER WAS..
MAN: How long has it been since you died, wolf?
WOLF: LONG ENOUGH.
WOLF: LONG ENOUGH..
MAN: Long have you gone astray..
WOLF: ONLY TO SEE MANY MORTAL ASHES SIFTING IN A TRAY!
MAN: Long have you abandoned your cause.
WOLF: MURDER WAS ALWAYS MY CAUSE.
MAN: Have you forgotten, wolf?
WOLF: THERE WAS ONLY ONE WORTHY TO REMEMBER IS GONE.
MAN: Thus, your winters have been quiet..
WOLF: WINTERS ALWAYS WERE.
MAN: Will you ever remember how it was, to have a purpose?
WOLF: SHE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BURDENED ME THUS, LITTLE MAN.
MAN: What does all life have in common, wolf?
WOLF: I SHALL NEVER KNOW.
MAN: Do you remember a little lamb once, wolf.
WOLF: LONG GONE.
MAN: She is, for you made it so…
WOLF: SHE WAS MINE, THAT I MADE IT SO!
MAN: Your deeds have slain her so.
WOLF: I SEE WATER, NO LONGER.
MAN: Wolves don’t cry.
WOLF: I DID. ONCE.
MAN: You are a wolf, no longer. The rabid have no ilk.
WOLF: SO THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO END. TO BE MAGISTERED BY A PUP!
MAN: And for more.
WOLF: SO EAGER TO DIE, PUP?
MAN: I have already died twice.
WOLF: THE PUP HAS COME AS JUDGE, THEN?
MAN: I come as executioner. The judgment has already been made, and the verdict passed.
MAN: Later. When my time comes.
WOLF: NOW, PERHAPS..
MAN: I have skimmed death. But never have I shied from it..
WOLF: YOU BARE THE SMELL OF A LAMB ON YOU.
LAMB: Yes. He smells of me.
WOLF: AHH. IT’S BEEN TOO LONG SINCE I HAVE HAD A LAMB..
LAMB: You have had your lamb. I belong to another wolf.
WOLF: I SMELL FEAR.
LAMB: But not of you..
WOLF: NO. I SMELL MY OWN ON YOU!
LAMB: We have come to bring wisdom. For there is nons here, wolf.
WOLF: THIS HOW I END, THEN, LITTLE LAMB; AS A WISENED WOLF?
LAMB: You have died already. We are here only to remind you.
WOLF: I MUST DIE BY MY OWN.. OR MY KIN!
LAMB: Thus, she said..
WOLF: AHH.. AFTER UNCOUNTED MILLENNIA, SHE HAS FINALLY UNDERSTOOD!
LAMB: Her vengeance always comes.
WOLF: AND NEVER TOO LATE.
LAMB: Upon yourself, you wroth your doom.
LAMB: Are you ready, wolf?
WOLF: I WAS.
LAMB: There is no tomorrow.
WOLF: ‘T WAS NEVER PROMISED.
LAMB: Did she grief, wolf?
WOLF: NEVER AS I HAVE.
LAMB: It is time. How does it feel to die?
WOLF: LIKE, ALONE.
LAMB: Your time is short.
WOLF: TAKE WHAT IS LEFT. I AM DONE, ALONE.
LAMB: You will never feel hunger again.
WOLF: NO. THE HUNGER IS NOW YOURS TO BEAR. LIVE.
LAMB: You shall be free, wolf.
WOLF: ALONE, WAS NEVER FREE, LITTLE LAMB..
LAMB: How one dies.
WOLF: IS HOW ONE HAS LIVED..
LAMB: You have lived.
WOLF: THEN SOON, SHALL YOU FOLLOW. I AM READY. ARE YOU?
LAMB: That is for my wolf to decide.
WOLF: LOOK CAREFULLY AT YOUR LAMB, PUP. FOR SHE IS ME!
MAN: She never was. And she never will be..
WOLF: HOW SURE YOU SPEAK OF IMPROBABLE FATES AND UNFORSEEN CALAMITIES.
MAN: She has a heart.
WOLF: SO DID I, ONCE.
MAN: And a beautiful soul. That, you never had..
WOLF: IT IS I WHO BREATHED LIFE INTO HER. I SHALL FOREVER HOLD HER CHAINS.
MAN: With your fall, shall she be free.
WOLF: I AM WOLF!
MAN: Now, I AM, and I claim no chains.
WOLF: I AM LAMENTING FEYNOX.
LAMB: And I am LA FEY.
WOLF: I AM NOT MORTAL..
LAMB: You are to his blade, what his heart is to my mine. Goodbye, old wolf.
WOLF: GOODBYE, LITTLE LAMB.