...Cold... Black... that was all I recalled for a while now.
That was all I knew about in my prison.
Once in a while... once in a long while I would recieve a dream. The dream was a gift, a prize, for completing my task. In my dream, I would be back home in my village, growing up old with Inori. Having our kids run about on the grassy pastures that was our front lawn. I would show my children the shrine the god that blessed me, and tell them my stories..... my adventures... I would see them grow up to be proud warriors or mages. I would grow old with Inori... and we would die together, in each others arms.....
Then the dream would end... then I would be back to my black prison.
That is how my life has been here for the longest time. A repeated dream, blackness... the cold... There is nothing else different about it.
Until one day. I had a different dream.
I awoken in the middle of the forest, and everything was brown. The leaves, the grass. Everything. The air was cool, yet it was warmer than what I've experienced over the last.... whoever knows how long I've been resting and still am. It began to rain at that point, the coldness of the rain easily getting me. So, I ran to find shelter.
After five minutes of running mindlessly, I found a log cabin, and I ran into that to take shelter. Door was wide open anyway, so I thought why not?
Inside the cabin... was well... what can I say? It was a mage's paradise. If books scattered all over the place and random notes written on the walls was paradise. Of course, everything was dusty... so whoever lived here abandoned the place for some reason. I ran my eyes across the labels of some of the books on the floor, kneeling down so I could do so without messing with the order of this person's living arrangement. I didn't know how to read runes, esspecially magical runes, so I don't know why I bothered... I'm not a mage... I never was...Maybe I can ask Inori to uncover their meaning for me one day when I woke up. That is, if she's ..... still... No, I don't want to think about that. She WILL be alive. She would of found a way. She always did.
Regardless of my previous... rather dark thought, I started to look around at the notes on the walls... These I could read, fortunate for me. They were spells, ingredients needed for whatever they wished to do... There was a paper that was wedged inbetween two logs to keep it held in place, and that one had down all the victims that they tested this all... that they all succedded... except...
For me. I was on there... and I was the last one on the list... and it said that I didn't make it...
"W-what is this d-dream...? Are you mad? Your mad at me, aren't you?!"I shouted before deciding to quiet down and look around more.
There were other papers wedged the same way as the first, and they were beginners notes, about how to break high level curses. How to comunicate with sealed souls... I had to stop and look to the side, taking a deep breath as I did. "This is really funny, it really is... you can stop this dream now... I'll shut up in my stone form you have me in. Just end this... I know Inori wouldn't do something like this... this isn't her..." I muttered to myself before I looked around a little more.
My search brought up two more sheets of paper, both...addressed to me...
I opened one of them... Curiousity leading me by the ropes.. and...
I have worked by the side of your lover for a long time. We've became close, her and I, but I could never seem to understand her obcession with you. I understand, she lost you, but she couldn't forget about it. You seemed to have been always been on her mind... and she paid for it, at the end of her life. She spent her life becoming stronger in hopes to release you from your service... and she failed, like all us apprentices expected...But you should know this the most, right? Afterall, you are him, and you didn't wake up to see all of us. To her. I am sorry to break it to you like this... but this is how it must be done.
Good Luck on your next quest,
I just stared at the page for a bit, before I ripped it up and threw the scraps over my shoulder. The other letter scared me... it was in a thicker quality type of paper... obviously was part of a scroll, but I opened it up anyway. As soon as I did, I threw the page to the ground and stepped back, my mouth was agap with what I saw on the page.
I'm sorry... I couldn't.... Save you.. I couldn't....Move on...
Blood was all over the page, it was blood that the message was written in. It was... I couldn't get it. This wasn't right! Inori cannot do that to herself, because she couldn't break me out of this rest. No one can, except for the god that put me in it in the first place! I knew that! But... this is a dream... it has to be a dream... right?
"This has to be a dream!" I screamed as I stood up and ran out of the cabin. The storm grew worse by this point, and it was even beginning to form lighting. Yet, I didn't care about this. I wanted this dream to end. I wanted to go back to my prison, glad that this nightmare is behind me. So, I ran back over to where I remembered turning to stone.... but all I found was little crumbles of stone, and the river nearby it. I ran to the river and dunked my head into it, hoping that the shock would send me back... after a while, I pulled my head out of it and feel to my knees.
I held my hand out, observing the gem on the otherside of it, watching as it made that whole hand become covered in electrical shocks. Like it wanted to change back into the scimitar it was... I tightened my hand into a fist and let just a few tears leave my eyes. I... couldn't believe it...
I was awake. The god set me free... probably for another adventure... but I haven't heard anything from them... I mean... I remember that while I was resting... they said he was giving me to someone else...so my soul wasn't trapped in this stone prision forever... but they never said who.
It didn't matter though.. I woke up way too late... Inori is dead.... She's dead..and I can't bring her back. I don't belive anyone can either... she.. ended herself.. because she couldn't save me..
Would she want me mourning though?
I knelt there for a little while... forcing myself to stand up and look up at the grey sky. My scimitar came out on its own, devouring the gem and the hand in order to make itself appear. I didn't mind... I didn't want to move... but I knew I would have too sooner or later... I... have a new commander... I just need to find them... before they grow bored of me before I met them... and sentence me to a fate worse than death.
I needed to move...to find town.... so I did...
Inori, I wish you were here with me... but with what you've done... I know I won't see you anymore... I'll just have to hope afterlife is kind on the souls that take their own life...
Because.... Hope still exists. Despite all this darkness... that light is still there. And I can trust that light more anything at the moment. I just have to follow it, like my whole life has been.
I got bored.
SUE ME... I'LL CREDIT EVENTUALLY~ HA
I don't own the stage, pose, etc. Demitri is mine though, so <w>