The griffin crouches on a stone.
He keeps his vigil, nights and days
And not a thing escapes his gaze.
I climb on up to see his glories,
Bring him treats, and tell him stories.
He is polite, accepts my praise,
But keeps his watch, on guard, he stays.
At night you look up and can see
His glowing eyes that ceaselessly
Go back and forth across our town
In search of things that call him down.
No thief dares skulk among our homes
For endlessly the griffin roams
And checks our doors and barns and locks
Then goes back to his couch of rocks.
We feast, or revel, he looks on
And guards until all guests are gone.
We eat and dance in peace and laughter
And he stands guard, stands by, looks after.
No robbers threaten us, for he
Patrols our fields endlessly.
He finds lost children, calms their weeping
And leads them home, and guards them sleeping.
Because of him, we fear no foe.
He’s with us when we come, or go.
He watches us, keeps all secure.
TF2 X Reader
The fire in the fireplace and the twinkling Christmas lights did little to lighten the mood around the playing table, a few sighs shared and disheartened looks falling onto the worn wood. Everyone was like this, since the Administrator didn’t release us from this hellhole for the holidays and no one was permitted to leave the base, not even to go to town for drinking away the pain.
Instead, we were meant to sit around and do nothing, not even fight since the snowstorm hit a few days earlier and prevented us from releasing our stresses. The only good thing was the generators kept the power up, thanks to Engineer’s brilliance in mechanics. But even that did little to lift the dark spirits in us.
“I hate life.” Scout exclaimed quietly, slumped into his arms.
“I agree completely.” Sniper said, almost falling out of his chair from slouching.
“Aye. Here too.” Spy and Medic conferre
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