Heaven is Other Roko INA part 1Heaven is Other Roko INA part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A roko's life does not belong to himself; it has and always will belong to all roko. For this reason, on behalf of the Upper Court and the nation of New Haven, you are hereby branded with the white cross, which shall not be erased until you turn thirty years of age.
Sharikola swung the sword in a wide overhead arc. The runes painted on the wall appeared to burn in his vision as he threw his concentration onto them. The whole room shook with a fervent, percussive force that rattled the crates and the stones in the chamber wall.
Shari did not forget what had been taken from him. Shari did not forgive, despite what the nation decreed.
With a wide, round motion, he sheathed his sword, then stood up straight. Although he was small and thin, even for a coni, he had keen muscular strength, which showed though his thin summer fur. He never felt winded anymore, even after going through the kata three times in one afternoon.
The kata was of his own invention. Though heavily based on the G