Thanos

Today, I lost more than you can know. But now is no time to mourn. Now is no time at all.

I would death to imprisonment! Pride: my one fatal flaw

Going to bed hungry. Scrounging for scraps. Your planet was on the brink of collapse. I was the one who stopped that. You know what’s happened since then? The children born have known nothing but full bellies and clear skies. It’s a paradise.

I finally rest, and watch the sun rise on a grateful universe. The hardest choices require the strongest wills.

In my heart, I knew you still cared. But one ever knows for sure. Reality is often disappointing.

I used the stones to destroy the stones. And it nearly killed me. But the work is done, it always will be. I am inevitable.

I’m a survivor.

I ignored my destiny once, I can not do that again. Even for you. I’m sorry, little one.

Fine. I’ll do it myself.

The universe required correction. After that, the stones served no purpose beyond temptation.