Illucius possessed no emotions. It made no difference whether she was praised, tormented, even beaten. Ever since childhood, she had felt nothing at all. Yet she knew that she lacked something, and that this made her abnormal somehow. She hated being different. Illucius wished to laugh, scream, and cry like everyone else. So she became an assassin. She would shoulder her clients' grudges, lurking in the shadows until she could exact revenge upon her unsuspecting quarry. And in that fleeting mortal moment, Illucius was able to feel "hatred".
Illucius probably derived from masculine name Lucius of Latin origin and negative prefixe il-; from latin word Lux (gen. lucis), meaning "light" (verb lucere "to shine").
Assassin a person who kills someone (such as a famous or important person) usually for political reasons or for money.
Artwork by Choi Won Chun (Doo).