Some fight for freedom;
others, for happiness.
A few years ago, a human commenced a journey of recovery. On the way, hurdles and obstacles continued to hinder the progress of said human. Nonetheless, the human persevered along the way.
Having learned from past mistakes, this human chose not to befriend demons but instead to slaughter them. This part of the adventure resulted in the human overreaching and causing collateral damage along the way. Although many demons were slaughtered, among the collateral lay the souls of many innocent beings who simply reached out at the wrong time.
Ah, a new lesson taught. The human ventured on the sequential part of the story and was inevitably faced with a Greater Demon. This one almost sucked the life out of the human – literally and figuratively. The human took weeks to recover from the injuries of this battle, hoping that there was not as much unnecessary damage this time.
This battle was, too, ended with the victory of the human. Although this Greater Demon was much larger and stronger than in the past, the human, too, was equipped with weapons much grander and more efficient than in younger years.
Weeks after the war, the human awoke one morning and decided to take a short sabbatical from demon hunting. It was time to make a friend.
Back to humanity, the living soul put on its human suit and faced demons of the world.
Unfortunately, these ones bore the bodies of humans.
It was hard to make friends when they were disguised as humans; it was hard to discern which humans weren’t demons.
“How would we ever learn…?” muttered said human, crawling back to its cave and under the blankets, feeling safe.