Our Father Who Art in Heaven
Mello glanced up towards the sky as he drove the van into the abandoned church. ‘Forgive me Wammy,’ he thought. ‘I’m sorry Matty. I never meant for you to die.’
Hallowed Be Thy Name
He took his rosary from around his neck; he heard his father’s voice saying “It’s bad luck to wear a rosary around your neck, boy.”
He slowly began to count the beads, muttering a prayer under his breath.
Thy Kingdom Come
Kira’s downfall was approaching fast and Mello knew he would not be around to see it. Kira saw himself as a god; he was nothing but a false idol. An evil that was to be stopped, no matter the cost. He had caused a war and finally, God’s real kingdom would come.
Thy Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven
Mello squeezed his eyes together and held back the tears that threatened to fall. He knew he didn’t have long left.
‘If this is your will, I accept it,’ he thought.
He looked at the tiny screen where Matt’s body was being shown to the world. ‘Idiot’ Mello thought as he saw a small smile on Matt’s face. He still had a cigarette in his mouth. ‘At least you’re free from all the pain I put you through now Matty.’ As the cigarette fell from Matt’s mouth, Mello sighed. ‘On Earth as it will be in heaven,’ he thought.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Mello stared at the chocolate that was lying unopened on the dashboard. ‘And there I was thinking that stuff would be the death of me’ he thought as he fingered his rosary.
And Forgive Us Our Trespasses As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us
‘Forgive me my wrong doings Lord. Forgive me for manipulating otherwise innocent people. Forgive my sins as I have forgiven those who have sinned against me. Forgive me for bringing death upon people who didn’t deserve it. Forgive me.’
And Lead Us Not Into Temptation
Mello closed his eyes. He could feel himself being drained of life. Still fingering his rosary, he repeated his prayers over and over again. He had been tempted into life at the mafia. He had been tempted to give it all up. And he had tempted the only person to truly give a damn to his death.
But Deliver Us from Evil
‘Take me away. Away from Kira. Away from the true evils. And take me away from the good. Away from the innocent that I corrupt, away from those I damage. For I am the evil as much as Kira.’
For Thine Is the Kingdom
‘This world we protect is yours, Lord.
‘The power that doesn’t belong to me. The power to push me away, the power to keep me focused. The power to stand by my side when I tell him he’s going to die if he stays. Everyone thought I was more powerful than him; the truth is, with one touch he rendered me powerless. Matt had more power than anyone gave him credit for.’
And The Glory
‘The glory I seek. The glory that doesn’t belong to me. The glory that will go to Near, the boy who will never grow up, but is still more mature than half the people I associate with.’
‘Forever I will regret fighting against Near. Forever I will wish I had told Matt to leave it all to me.’
‘Forever and ever the Lord will punish me for my sins. And should I ever be forgiven, I’ll be punished by remembering Matt’s battered and broken body. Bullet holes drilled into his perfect chest instead of him smiling and laughing.’
“I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
Full of Grace
the lord is with thee
blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of death