“How unique to be acquitted, not in lieu of, but in view of being covered in someone else’s blood. It is on me all over. I am drenched. And though I murdered him and his blood is on my hands, yet it is not, but lo, I am drenched with it all.

     This inundation indicates that I was a savage deserving of death. He died, not deserving it and no longer am I a savage. Yet here I am with a spear through his heart. With a spike, I nailed him while he lived.

     In his death, I stabbed him and he felt it not. He nailed me to himself.”

-Clavius Ivan Romanus,
ficticious centurion
May 33 A.D.