Emile Cromwell is a character from Kaori Yuki's Godchild. He was my favorite character, and died so tragically I nearly shit my pants! I wrote this poem with him and his sister Lukia in mind. If you read the second volume of Godchild, then you will know that Lukia's Emile's older stepsister, and the only one to ever pay attention to him.
Emile killed his mother Abigail because she drove Lukia's mother Tohko to suicide. You'll see a lot of butterfly symbolism in this because Lukia's symbol is the butterfly, and the leather glove comes from how Emile wears those leather gloves on his hands to cover up th evidence of his self-mutilation, and also used the gloves to poison Abigail by making the poison soak through her skin. The gloves prevented the poison from killing him.
Cain found out and told Emile that he would save him. Emile was about to accept Cain's help when Alexis came into the scene and told Emile that his "soiled soul" would only hurt Lukia and everyone else. Emile took those words to heart and threw himself off the top of his home. So sad... And he was so young too, dammit!
Well, that's my brief synopsis. Please review, I worked really hard on this.
A poem by Melissa, AKA The Tacochickenwings
Dedicated to Emile Cromwell from Godchild. Long live Emile!
I took it from your hands and you stole my heart, butterfly
The only one to see me, to care
I sat in the dark and waited for nothing
But you came, you were there
You can look, but you can't touch the scars on my hand
You're hardly around me, but I can see you standing there
Away into the fantasies you love
But I know you'll always care
I pulled her wings for you, butterfly
Poisoned her with this leather glove
In doing so I kept your face in mind
So please don't leave me, you're my only love
Don't listen to him, the one with the gold-green eyes
He can't tell you where to go
He doesen't know his place
I'll murder him and you'll never know
Don't say you'll try to help me, butterfly
I'm lost and there's nothing you can do
I'll take off this leather glove and burn it
If only to protect you
Intruders in this cursed place
They don't know these things
I'll hide the things I've done from them
So you can spread your wings
He says you can leave here, butterfly
Says you can go and live your dreams
But did you forget me in this labryinth?
Do I seem ok? Not all is what it seems
Don't you try to touch these hands
They've done the things that dirtied me
My soul is soiled, so let me go
I'm a sinner, don't you see?
You're the only one who loves me, butterfly
And it's you I love alone
I'll cling to this tattered life for now
Until you've gone and flown
The secrets I've been trying to keep
Are out, thanks to my leather glove
I've been named a murderer
But all I want is your love
I thought I was alone, butterfly
Buried in a hole
At last, someone's come to save me!
But I have a soiled soul
There are scratches on my hands
And bruises on my heart
But it's this darkened hole, my grave
That shall forever keep us apart
Please don't cry for me, butterfly
For this leather glove and I
Have left here to protect you
So spread your wings and fly