A Voice Lost in the Crowd

Martial, Epigrams 1.97

When everyone is shouting, that’s the only time you speak,
Friend Naevolus, and then you claim you’re an advocate and lawyer.
According to your logic, there’s no soul who can’t be eloquent.
But look!  They’ve all gone silent.  Friend Naevolus, say something!

Cum clamant omnes, loqueris tunc, Naeuole, tantum,
     et te patronum causidicumque putas.
Hac ratione potest nemo non esse disertus.
     Ecce, tacent omnes: Naeuole, dic aliquid.

Three Lawyers Talking, Honoré Daumier, 1843-48

O Fortuna…
Velut Luna,
Statu variabilis:
Semper crescis
Aut decrescis;
Vita detestabilis
Nunc abdurat,
Et tunc curat,
Ludo mentis aciem.
Dissolvut et glaciem…

“O Fortune…
Like the Moon,
You are changeable:
Always waxing
And waning;
Hateful life
First oppresses,
And then soothes,
As whim takes it.
Dissolved as ice…”

Nunc pro tunc - lalunaticscribe - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov, Katsuki Yuuri/Viktor Nikiforov
Characters: Viktor Nikiforov, Yuri Plisetsky, Phichit Chulanont, Christophe Giacometti, Sara Crispino, Mila Babicheva, Georgi Popovich, Katsuki Yuuri
Additional Tags: day and night au, Day/Night AU, Worldbuilding, Alternate Universe - Fantasy, Japanese Mythology & Folklore, Missing Sun, Missing Moon, Exploring, seduction via strip-tease on upside-down tub, warning: chris, Marriage Proposal, crackish, Innuendo
Series: Part 2 of The Conditions of Day and Night

His Grace, Duke Christophe of the Day Court came that day at the mouth of the cave in pomp and circumstance – twice.
TL;DR: Yuuri hides in the Heavenly Rock Cave, casting the Night into darkness, hence Phichit devises a way to get him out. It involves Chris.

O Fortuna (O Fortune)
velut luna (like the moon)
statu variabilis (you are changeable)
semper crescis (ever waxing)
aut decrescis; (and waning;)
vita detestabilis (hateful life)
nunc obdurat (first oppresses)
et tunc curat (and then soothes)
ludo mentis aciem, (as fancy takes it)
egestatem, (poverty)
potestatem (and power)
dissolvit ut glaciem. (it melts them like ice.)

Sors immanis (Fate - monstrous)
et inanis, (and empty)
rota tu volubilis, (you whirling wheel)
status malus, (you are malevolent)
vana salus (well-being is vain)
semper dissolubilis, (and always fades to nothing)
obumbrata (shadowed)
et velata (and veiled)
michi quoque niteris; (you plague me too;)
nunc per ludum (now through the game)
dorsum nudum (I bring my bare back)
fero tui sceleris. (to your villainy.)

Sors salutis (Fate is against me)
et virtutis (in health)
michi nunc contraria, (and virtue)
est affectus (driven on)
et defectus (and weighted down)
semper in angaria. (always enslaved.)
Hac in hora (So at this hour)
sine mora (without delay)
corde pulsum tangite; (pluck the vibrating strings;)
quod per sortem (since Fate)
sternit fortem, (strikes down the string)

—  Carmina Burana Lyrics