Thus dark desire sends Hope towards damnation,
Or simply to answers explaining creation;
Red realms receive her, all built to deceive her,
Sweet warrior, Hope, you will never leave here.
Rest your eyes dear,
There’s no need for fear;
Take your time,
You’ll soon be mine;
The door ahead is always open,
We’ll meet again once you’ve been broken.
Pondering purgatory and it’s transitory tranquility,
Hope musters her courage to venture into hostility;
A world of monsters and fires and sin –
Can she truly succeed here, or even begin?
Just take one more stride,
Come towards me, my side.
I have waited far too long
To see you where you belong;
You must face this hellish test
If you seek to be blackened, blessed.
Countless ages converge as fate sets in stone;
Hope finally arrives, to face hell alone,
Determined to prove she is more than just crone –
Hope, my dear child, at last you are home.