"If we cannot live until old age, then let us die together." Annika surprised her husband-to-be as she willingly cast herself into the grim battle. There was no hope of survival, yet her staunch will inspired him to levy a steep cost upon their foes' victory. "'Til death do we part!" they declared, swearing their eternal love for the other. There was no priest, no family, no friend to celebrate their union, and battle cries and clanging blades flew through the air in place of doves. Together, they strode down the scarlet aisle of carnage...
Artwork by Hoang Lap.