Title: only a butler
Summary: Butler removes his blue diamond
The lasers bite into his flesh. The heat sears his skin.
Diamond can scratch granite. Diamonds bring freedom through a blind guard.
With enough heat and pressure and time, dinosaur shit is covetable.
The gnawing pain is an unequal penance. The priest had listened to his confessions and offered rest, not forgiveness. He said there was nothing for God to forgive.
Butler knows better.
...clack of lobster claws on bright white tiles ... slow creep of blood mixing with water ... the perfect eclipse ... a bullet entering a brilliant brain...
Light destroys diamonds.
The heat consumes Butler -
- no, Domovoi. He's only a butler.