Hope in a Smile
Gather around children and listen, for if you don't heed this lesson it could be your last. I recount to you a legend who's roots are so deep and penetrating that they overstep the bounds of human history.
For once upon a time, long past where we dwell today. All of humanity lived in relative harmony, every man had his place, and every one had a woman beside him. Though this may stir disbelief and seem like a utopia born only in the most deluded of minds, it is a truth that is far from echoed today.
Back in those bright and beautiful days, people were as happy as people can reasonably be, though dangers still lay in wait. The seeds of horrors to come were germinating, but so subtly hidden that no-one could suspect a thing.
I speak of the only blight of what was called the modern era, and the horrors we face today were similarly faced back then. Though it was distilled, the terrible moments drawn out in intense sessions, believe what you may, but these were by appointment. Willingly the