Entery Seven: The Journey Ends
Date: December 31, 2009
What question is that? I don't know.
The stranger stares at the master, feeling lost about his sayings.
The master lifts up his left arm, closes his eyes, and wispers something in his sealed mouth.
All of a sudden, the chamber darkens and the colours fade, the light dims and the meadow deserts.
The moonlight penetrates the windows, casting on the grant sands, and a carrack flashes into his eyes.
What is this?! What is happening?! Where are the flowers, where are the creatures?!
The stranger cries out aloud at the master, shaking his hands.
It is time for you to go... get on that boat and leave my garden, now.
But I won!! I won the bet!! You said that you would reward me if I win the bet!!
The master smiles with contempt and turns his back to him.
Who said you win?
The stranger stuns with great chock.
You forget to ask me if you win, that is the question...
Actually, you lose, you lose because you accept my assumption, you think it for granted that there will be petals left on the stalk.
Didn't you ever notice that when we passed the path covered by the dead roses this morning, there were no petals left on each of the stalks.
The stranger holds his breathe and goes down on his knee.
But why...why...why would you still show me around of your garden... I don't understand...
The master takes a step to the darkness.
This is the punishment.
You could get to know the mystery of the flowers, but you will never get them.
You will sigh every night dreaming about having them, but they only exist in your illusion.
This is my punishment to you. It starts from today, ends to your death.
The master steps ahead, and disapears in the dark.
The stranger kneels at the sands, watching the carrack coming to his way.....
The Journey Ends.