Edited by: Wild Rho on 11/02/2004 02:10:46Part 2: That Which Matters Most...
The darkness surrounded me, swallowed me up, and I began to feel as if I was falling, from where and into what I could not tell while all around me I could hear voices on the edge of hearing…whispering. As suddenly as it started I had stopped falling and felt as though I was simply standing again. The voices were louder this time, almost on the cusp of hearing but still just beyond recognition.
"Hello?" I called. As soon as I did the voices vanished silence poured in. A section of darkness slowly began to move towards me. As it got closer it took on a shape, a human shape. It was hooded and robed like...me. As I thought this it raised its head and I found myself staring into my own eyes.
I reached out my hand to touch the apparition but was just beyond reach, so I waited. After what seemed like an eternity passed I decided to make the first move. "Who...who are you? Where am I?"
At first there was no reaction so I waited, just as I thought I would get none my other self whispered softly, "I am, I was..."
. Before I could react it reached out with an incredible speed and put its finger tips to my forehead. My vision flashed and suddenly I was somewhere else.
I looked around and found I was in a house, a huge hallway to be exact. The ceiling was covered in intricate patterns of silver and gold. A huge statue towered above looking down the length of the hall. As I stood there noise gradually filtered in as if someone was slowly turning up the volume, a gentle tune played on a piano could be heard in a room to my right and the sound of voices to my left and further down the hall.
Something was wrong though, everything seemed too...large...oversized. The door to my right burst open and a young girl, an amarrian, no more than 12 years old came running through giggling. She ran towards me laughing and then I realised what was wrong, I was a lot younger myself...“…I remember...remember that day as if it was when my life really began. I don't know how it happened...”
, as if I couldn't control myself I started laughing too and ran from her in a game of tag “...it was my 13th birthday, a special day. I was a slave, my whole family was...”
we both ran around the statue laughing “…she is, was the daughter of the master. An Amarrian noble…”
I ran towards the gardens, she followed “…I was given the day off from my duties as a gift..”
we ran around the trees and bushes playing a mix of hide and seek and tag “…I was born in this house, had grown up with this girl…”
it was later in the day now, we both sat back on a bench simply enjoying the sun “…she asked me if I wanted my present, I said sure…”
she told me to close my eyes.
Confused and a little cautious I did so “…it was the first time I had ever been kissed…”
I predictably jumped back startled “…but…”
but then I kissed her back again, “…I thought the top of my head was going to explode and I would suffocate…”
there was a bellow of rage from behind us, the master had seen us on his usual stroll through his garden “…it was one of the most terrifying moments of my life…”
the master grabbed me and dragged me away towards the great house… “I could hear her crying above the masters shouting”.
The master dragged me down to the kitchens where my parents worked “…I didn’t know what was going to happen…”
the master dragged me in front of my parents screaming “…I had never seen him so angry before…”
he threw me towards my parents but I stumbled and fell over, a sharp knife was knocked off the work surface and fell across me slicing my face downwards over my right eye “…I couldn’t even feel it, I just remembered my face feeling hot and my eye wouldn’t open…”
my mother grabbed me up crying, my father cuddling her, holding back the tears. The master seemed embarrassed by the display and promptly left.
Slowly like some movie clip the memory faded into darkness “We never really talked since that day, the master’s daughter and I., she came to see me once but I was too scared to even look at her. She said sorry and left crying…”
I was once again facing myself in the darkness. “What was that?” I asked it. “Shhh”, it said. “There’s more…”
Once again my vision faded…
Sorry but to be continued again
BTW let me know how this style is doing becuase im stilling trying to refine it, the next part is also well underway but I want to make sure this is going ok before I post the rest.