Many people believe that retribution is morally flawed and problematic in concept and practice. We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing. Catholic Conference To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, it is not justice.
This work was adopted from fanfiction. I have edited it quite a bit since its adoption. The title for this chapter Sodalite is a reference to the rich royal blue mineral widely used as an ornamental gemstone.
The picture at the start of the chapter is a polished sodalite, but it's also what I think Saphira's egg may have looked like. See the end of the chapter for more notes.
Chapter Text Nari knelt down next to the riverbed, looking at the tracks the deer had left there. The tracks told her they had passed through here not more than an hour before. She stood, knowing that the herd would soon be bedding down for the night.
The doe was small enough that Nari would be able to carry it on her sled.
The sky was dark, and she felt the breeze pull at her hood. She groaned in dismay; the cold air meant she would be freezing that night. Clouds of frosty air from her breath surrounded her face, shimmering in the light of the moon.
The deer would be the rest of the meat to last them until the end of winter, or at least until Nari would be allowed to enter the forest again.
Nari was fifteen, though still not yet a woman. Not that it mattered. She was not particularly beautiful or exotic. Those who would not mind her looks disapproved of her hunting. She pretended not to find it sweet, but she could never muster up any real displeasure.
Nari approached a glen she knew well, barely following the tracks the deer had left. The deer often rested here, enjoying the abundance of grass and fresh, clean water.
In winter, the tightly-knit tree cover blocked most of the snow from covering the grass. Reaching the last hill, she dropped to her knees and crawled as quietly as she could.
Below her, the herd had already slipped into sleep. The doe she wanted lay at the edge of herd closest to her, her leg stretched out to ease the discomfort from the broken arrow shaft lodged in her leg.
Nari strung her bow and drew three arrows, notching one and setting the others beside her. She took a last breath and fired, already reaching for a second arrow, just before an explosion roared through the glen.
The herd bolted, and Nari quickly fired her second arrow at the doe struggling to rise. Placing her third arrow back in her quiver, Nari grabbed her second and headed towards the epicenter of the explosion cautiously. A circle of destruction radiated around a polished blue stone.
The grass in the center was charred and smoking while the grass farther away was flattened as though continuously blown by a fierce wind coming from the stone. The pine trees nearest the circle were mostly bare of their needles, some of the branches broken and hanging by a thread.
She watched for danger for a few moments, wondering if it would happen again, before cautiously approaching. Using her left hand, she reached out and tapped the stone with her finger her, pulling back quickly.Jul 31, · Capital punishment is said to produce an unacceptable link between the law and violence.
But in many ways the law is inevitably linked with violence - it punishes violent crimes, and it uses punishments that 'violently' restrict human freedoms.
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Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s. Capital punishment is the lawful infliction of death as a punishment and since ancient times it has been used for a wide variety of offences. The Bible prescribes death for murder and many other crimes including kidnapping and witchcraft.
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Jul 08, · Capital Punishment Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is the toughest form of punishment enforced today in the United States. According to the online Webster dictionary, capital punishment is defined as “the judicially ordered execution of a prisoner as a punishment for a serious crime, often called a capital offence or a capital crime” (1).