Really if was for the sake of family, I'd happy to be trapped in dull lumps of rock for all of time.
>Daughter, its almost time... You've remember what to do? Just like we've practised?
>Yes, sweety? Oh sweety, don't cry. Your mother's magic could only keep me around for so long. I am only human. Here, I ever told you that I am not from Gensokyo?
>mother has spoken about it a few times
>Well, my people come from an island that's far, far away from here. Imagine Misty Lake but it stretches far beyond you can see! There's a story about a giant called Finn MacCoul, who built a bridge out of stone to fight another giant called Benandon-- *coughing fit*
>I'm babbling like an old man, but I want you to see that one day when you've grown up. I might be even able to come along.
>we will dad, I promise
>Good sweet heart, I'm felling rather tired now.
>okay dad, just sleep - I'll see you when you wake up
I wasn't thinking about in terms of mine or another anon's sake, rather for the hypothetical daughteru and co.
The idea of having a child and not being able to be there for it, just feels shitty.