Knowing the Narcissist : Razed To The Ground



I am the master architect. I will amaze you as I create golden cities that reflect the magnificence of our relationship. With glass and chrome I create those skyscrapers that soar high into the air as a testament to the sheer height to which I will take you. Clean, sparkling rivers run through the centre of these cities, spanned by intricate bridges. The stonework on the most elegant buildings bears the hallmark of the master craftsman that I am.

My technique and brilliance surpasses anything that you have seen before. Carefully landscaped parks and gardens provide a verdant oasis at different parts throughout these cities, a haven for flora and brought to life with the sound of birdsong. Beyond the city limits lush meadows undulate away to the imposing grandeur of mountain ranges. I keep the sky an amazing azure through out the day, save for sunset when I allow a few clouds to wisp across the horizon and contribute to the breath taking hues of red, orange, yellow and violet that I weave through the sky.

My empire is vast. It is resplendent and awe-inspiring. It is all my own work, achieved through my careful application of building something worthy of representing our relationship. It is built on the most solid of foundations, from the most reliable and durable of materials. There has been no corner cutting, no use of cheap and suspect stone, wood or steel. Nothing shall fall but instead it will prevail for ever in tribute to you and me.
Yet for all this splendour that I have single-handedly created I will take a match to it and bring about an all consuming conflagration. I want to see it engulfed in the inferno of my making. It makes no sense. There is no logic to burning down what I have created. The wanton destruction of such beauty is abhorrent and flies in the face of any reasoned individual. The flames burn with such intensity that the steel melts, sizzling drops of molten metal that scar the stone which fractures and crumbles. Glass shatters, blackened shards that collapse to the ground, the noise of destruction masked by the roar of the flames.
I will stand and watch this terrible destruction with a twisted grin on my face, my hollow eyes reflecting the shooting pillars of orange flame. You are knelt beneath me as I hold your head in my hands, forcing you to watch this display of carnage and obliteration. Your tears stream down your face, cutting through the soot that has adorned your features, the heat haze shimmering before you and your sobbing inaudible compared to the fierceness of the fire that will burn for days.
I will build you an empire and then I shall raze it to the ground.

That is my way and it shall always remain the case.

4 thoughts on “Knowing the Narcissist : Razed To The Ground

  1. Anna Plyance says:

    Any child worth his salt knows that it is at least as much fun to knock the tower over as it was to layer the building blocks one on top of the other.
    Now do you already choose highly flammable “materials” when building your empire or do you not think about the destruction at all when creating it?

    1. HG Tudor says:

      See Sitting Target.

      1. Anna Plyance says:

        Thanks, Mr. Builder/Demolition Man. You have created a great piece of internet architecture here as well. Congratulations on reaching 8 years of work, perseverance, patience, restraint, vexation and only you know what else that goes into this site (no blood or tears I hope). Should you ever feel the urge to “burn” this place to the ground as well, I sure would miss it, but that would of course be your decision alone.
        Your birthday wishes will appear at a later date, because in my neck of the woods it is not at all the done thing to do that before the actual day.

  2. Allison says:

    I wish I didn’t want this.

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