This illustration was inspired by a song of a Russian horror punk band "Korol i Shut" (King and Jester) the "Executioner's Bride".
In this song an executioner comes to an inn frowned, trying to hide his sorrow. Innkeeper sees that something bad has happened and asks the executioner what troubles him so much, since he is not used to see him in such a foul mood. The executioner tells a story of how earlier that day a witch was burned at the stake. That witch was the love of his life. And even though he believes in justice, there is no longer a place for him in it.