[ DeviantArt ]
To hide oneself; to shield one's own eyes from the world. It was something a child would do, was it not? If you cannot see them, they cannot see the wrong you've done.
But no, some were doomed to bear the weight of their sins, some could not hide, no matter how they try. To be manipulated by a demon and do their despicable work, to shed innocent blood and toss misery onto the undeserving, they were things which one could not banish away into the shadows of their past. She removed the cover of her eyes, looked blearily back into the sunlight, and stood--stood firmly for the first time in what seemed to be ages.
She was no angel anymore, no doubt, simply...simply...she did not know. Was this what humanity felt like? The demons that had held fast to her existence had dragged her down to the likes of the mortals. Was that all she were now?
But all she wished for now was absolution. Nothing else mattered.