when the Hawks’ rescue party broke into his cell, Guts was the only
responded to. His first impulse was to strangle him, but when Guts broke down sobbing and
embraced him, any bitterness
to keep him from running away, I cut the tendonsh in hish armsh and
legsh. Then whenever he washn't eating or shleeping, I'd take off hish
shkin and nailsh. I'd ushe hot ironsh, boiling water, you name it. Thish
pasht year, I've sheen to him conshtantly, like we were hushband and
wife. I'm alsho the one who'd nurshe him sho he wouldn't die. You
couldn't shplit ush apart, we wash sho closhe.” Warden, Vol. 10 Ch.
most important consequence of this was that
you know. When you're ash professional a torturer ash I am, beauty
ishn't jusht shkin deep. When I peel the shkin away, I can recognize the
beauty of mshcles and blood vesshels too. Oh, I wash sho moved. When I
opened up that beautiful fasche, the pink mushcle that peeked out at me
from the wound... His shkin and flesh are one in a hundred... No, one in
a thoushand.” Warden, Vol. 10 Ch.
And to top it off...
“Oh, yeah, yeah. Thish is the besht part of my collection. Look. Eeheehee. Thish, thish. My good-luck charm. A tongue. Hish tongue...” Warden, Vol. 10 Ch. 7
I’m sure he could’ve gone on and on, but at that point Guts snapped and rammed straight through the door to impale him on a wall with his sword.
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