Characters: Nii/Ukoku (even he's probably not sure which he is anymore), others at Houtou in the final days.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 for mild profanity, end-of-the-world violence, worldweariness, and general bleakness.
Summary: While the world collapses around him, Nii has an epiphany. Too bad it's not going to do anyone any good.
Word Count: ~800
A/N: Challenge #72, myopia. Time allotted: 45 minutes. Time taken: 1 hour, 30 minutes, including time spent looking up poetic (or overwrought, depending on your view) synonyms for various colors. I decided to take the time to write a complete story the way I wanted to (albeit under time pressure and without the opportunity for reflection or anything beyond barebones editing), yet I still couldn't write as many as 1,000 words.
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