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The Boy That Could Not Cry
It was a cold dreary day. The man slowly, without a care in his life,
sulked off the bus and stepped onto the iced over pavement. Sebastian was
his name, a weathered old man who stood approximately 6 feet and was as
scrawny as if he hadnít eaten in 3 weeks. Sebastian lived alone with his
companion Rusty, a scraggily, blind, three legged dog who had severe
arthritis in his hind paw. They lived in a forgotten lighthouse that sat
upon a rocky bluff on the north shore, but they didnít mind the quiet life
because they had the excitement to change the world, also they were both
deaf. The two cohorts had a quest to collect the tears of all the children
lost in the wars of our past, present, and future, but in this scenario
they were after the tears of the boy that could not cry.
Meanwhile there was a boy; his name was Clark. Clark was ten years old who
was rejected by his parents and was cast off to live in an orphanage.
However, Clark escaped the orphanage and lived alone on the streets under
a damp, rusted, derelict piece of sheet metal. The reason of Clarkís
misfortune was that he was born without eyes and thus was incapable of
crying. The only thing to keep him sane was his loyal friend Manuel, a
crippled parakeet that Clark found in a garbage can.
Sebastian and Rusty walked the streets of the dying city looking for some
light, some hope-that might lie deep within the haunted city. They walked
every alley, searched every corner seeking a boy who could not cry, but
alas they could not find this boy. As they morosely walked up the frozen
steps of the cathedral, they found a boy praying for hope, and a chance to
have something better, but this would not come as Sebastian approached
him. Clark little by little, inch by inch crawled away from his piece of
metal he called home to greet the man that traveled so far to meet him.
Sebastian looked at the boy and cried, and collected his own tears into
his vial. Clark puzzled by this sound could not find it possible to
comprehend its meaning, but Sebastian knelt down towards the boy and
Sebastian, out of pity decided the only thing to do was to show kindness
which was one of many things that Clark never had. Sebastian gave Clark
his own eyes so that Clark could have the ability to see, imagine, and
cry. When Clark was the face of this angel committed such a bold task of
kindness to give him the ability to see, Clark began to weep, and with his
weeping completed Sebastian and Rustyís task. Clark was now free from the
hatred that the world had shown him.
After he was done crying, Sebastian was gone. But the love that Sebastian
showed on that cold winter day still remains with Clark and all the lost
children in the world.