Soothing memories seem to go by way too quickly - and you will catch yourself trying to reach out to them, as they bring delight and comfort into your life. But piercing memories, those who will haunt your consciousness until they manage to gradually drive you insane, will somehow find a way to run their thorn into you, in order to fulfil your heart with their bittersweet poison. You may try to find a cure for your hopeless agony - but in the end, the message is clear. Even after numerous years of acceptance and distraction, those memories will stay with you forever. And that is the truly tragic thing about them.
Made up an au where everything is the same except genji’s cyberiization didn’t go as smoothly as Mercy would have liked and becomes a NGE unit-like creature instead. Genji’s mind being locked behind feral berserk instincts he is kept under high security as Overwatch’s resident living weapon for the demise of the Shimada clan until his eventual escape…
The “catalyst,” the sage had called him. Catalyst of what? He was but the messenger: what would his mother think of him now, should she know her son’s great destiny was to deliver news to the dead? He refused to believe this is how it would end!
If you follow my sketchblog you may recognize the thumbnail for this! A friend told me it had a Page of Wands tarot vibe, so I made up a melodramatic caption accordingly.