Repair Shop

We are back again I see.

Yeah. It’s getting worse and worse.

No worries. Let me do that for you…Oh my. This is worse.

My apologies my friend. It has been harder for me to take care of it.

Well…

What is it? You cannot repair it?

Not exactly…but you do realize repairing these reopened cracks and hinges again and again can do so little as time goes by.

I don’t mind paying you every single time my friend…or are you getting tired?

No. Not at all. It’s my job after all.

Then what’s with this seemingly possible look of hesitation from you?

You don’t have to wear this thing all the time! You can freely be yo…

WE ALREADY HAVE DISCUSSED THIS! You already know I cannot do that! They must not know!

You only think that they do not want to know! They are actually tryi…

I don’t want them to. They…must not know. They think of great things of me wearing THAT thing.

Well. Okay then. I’ll repair this again. But I’m telling you, you need to at least show them what’s behind THAT thing.

We’ve been through this my dear friend. They must not know. I mean, why would they waste their time knowing about me?

Because they want to. And if you’re not seeing that they really want to. Then i should make these two holes right here wider. Haha.

You’re such a joker. You don’t have to do that to me. I’ll always be your number one customer. Haha.

There. All done.

Good! Now let me get my wallet…Here. Thanks again my friend!

With pleasure. Say…

What is it?

Have you ever thought about it though?

What is?

That someone might actually strive to completely remove and destroy that thing?

I’m pretty sure everyone is curious about me.

It’s not that they are curious. They think they might already know who you really are. And they want that thing to be removed.

Why would they?

I think it is because they look at that thing as a cage of some sort.

Enough with your jests, my friend. You and your metaphors…

Do you think that you’re trapped?

Excuse me?

Do you think that you are locking yourself away from your own ideals? Are you trapped and hoping that someone sets you free?

It isn’t a cage. That’s why I always come here for repair every time it’s worn out.

You know. Eventually, I might not be here for your repairing needs.

Then I’ll do it myself.

We both know you can’t and don’t want to! That’s why you’re coming here for me to do it!

Goodbye, my friend.

You forgot something.

Wha…oh.

Your repaired mask.

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