August 21, 2014

Poseidon of the East (33)

In T.S. Eliot's version of the death of Thomas Becket, Murder in the Cathedral, King Henry II complains aloud, "Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?" A contemporary of Becket, Edward Grim, records a less poetic version:

What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household, who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric?

In either case, several of the king's men took this to not be a hypothetical question and killed the priest. The difference here is that Atsuyu intended the ends to justify the means from the start. All he wants is plausible deniability.

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# posted by Blogger Aozora
8/21/2014 12:29 PM   
Thank you for this new chapter. May I ask how many chapters is the whole volume?
# posted by Blogger Eugene
8/21/2014 12:36 PM   
The last chapter is 41. (I started at zero, so there are actually 42 chapters total.)
# posted by Anonymous Jinx
8/22/2014 1:36 AM   
Kouya is really going to have to spend 500 years seeking to atone for his sins after this.
# posted by Anonymous Lims
8/22/2014 3:17 PM   
"Most had were charged with treason and locked away." --> "Most were charged..." ot "Most had been..."??

"The servants in the Inner Palace say they can hear the him moaning and weeping." --> "...they can hear him moaning..."

"With a gleeful shriek, The youma bounded after her." --> "the"

"As Kouya looked down at this hands, the sounds of the masticating youma still fresh in his ears."
--> "...the sounds of the masticating youma were still fresh..."

Thank you for the chapter!!
Well, this has turned the recent several chapters into a chiller and chiller ride!
Kouya is really lost.