My Brother, My Slave

Summary: A series of linked haiku showing the Hood’s thoughts on his half-brother, Kyrano.
Fandom: Thunderbirds TV-verse
Characters: Kyrano, the Hood
Rating: K+
Original publication date: February 4, 2008.

Disclaimer and notes: Linked haiku written for marphlet’s “Visions of Villainy” member-created contest at the now-defunct archive, FanLib, and chosen as a finalist.

I didn’t create them; Gerry and Sylvia Anderson did. I don’t own them, ITV/Granada does.  I’m just writing about them.


Kyrano, brother,
it has been so long since you
have seen my visage.

We parted ways long
ago. I took what you should
have inherited.

You are weak, brother.
I reach out; I call on you
and you answer me.

I know your feeble
mind far more thoroughly than
you know it yourself.

Its hidden corners
are open to my probing.
You have no secrets.

It pleases me to
use you, weak one, the peaceful,
pathetic servant.

You are the traitor,
the unknowing, unwitting
pawn under my hand.

Through you will I claim
all the Thunderbirds’ secrets.
You will lay them bare.

Nothing you do can
stop me, Kyrano, brother.
Tracy cannot help.

You try to resist
and fail. My stronger will makes
you writhe, tormented.

None will ever know
why you have seizures, why you
pass out and lose time.

No doctor can find
the mark of my magic, my
demonic powers.

Only death will end
your agony, Kyrano,
my brother, my slave.