the great reveal...Mature

My room was scarely lit by the motion of the screen dancing across the walls in shadows and light. My eyes would not close, as if I somehow knew the world would vanish with my next few exhales. Wind chimes rang somewhere in a hurried frenzy as the wind seemed to carry the world's last breathe to a whisper in my ear. "Run!". I ripped out of my room ,door slamming behind ,grabbing my coat and Beret as if these where the only things cementing me within this reality. I stepped onto the darkened street ,long coat shielding me from the razor winds. The moon was full and bright hung in the clouds like some portait of the night. A Storm seemed to be growing to life from some Deep dark invisible place all around me echoed in the smiles of the windows that lined my street. Something was wrong ,something was very Wrong with this world, I knew it even hidden behind the small town perfect facade of it. The world seemed to be at rest as the distant bells rang into Midnight. A sudden forboding sinsation struck me fearsely with the taste of warm blood in the air. The world seemed to shiver and quake around me and it almost forced me to my knees but it all seemed to be in my head, "It must be in my mind" ,I said "I must need to walk"...so as per the years I began the walk to find the sanity in the arms of oaks drapped in stars. My feet where accustom to the way and found the trail even through my aching head and swimming surroundings. I made my way slowly but surely to Grand and heard the crack of what sounded like automatic gun fire in the distance. Ckrysze. something was wrong with ckrysze I knew it. Then I noticed it the tink tink of rain on metal slowly surging around me. I quickly made my way over to the church steps to avoid the strangely hard rain under its holy shelter... I watched the sky as the rain began to gather force and it seemed to grow in strength and ferousity. street light begain to burst in the barrage and cars struggled to keep control with the shards of crystal rain denting there roofs and coating the streets. "This is very wrong, what the hell is going on?" I said to myself as backing deeper beneth the shelter of the churches columns. My vision began to swim again as before blurring with every heart beat that thundered in my head. I managed to focus my vison upon the world around in time to just see some great force sending a car aloaf into the air and onto the porch across the street. the street lamps bent under some great strength in the rode before me. I was frozen in my confusion to what I was beholding as shards of crystal rain slintered upon the back of this great invisible force. It was a hulking massive form seeming to fill the entire road before me. suddenly I felt a grasp of iron close aound my torso as my heart screamed in my mind...I could not free myself by any force and as I flailed and struggled the force only became tighter. I found myself being dragged up the great white doors of the church and and on to the brick above it. My coat dangled in the wind and my feet found nothing for stability, my vision was reeked this invisible thing that held me, my mind felt as it was hemraging in on itself then the pain spoke..."I know you" came with hot breathe in my face from an undeserenable origin. "You know he who has released me into this feeble realm" My struggle to escape the nothings grasp was now turned to understanding the achient reason from which it came to be. "You can help me" it said in a final rasp and with these words a blaze of pain ripped through my torn being, my world became only a feild of burning misery and self-distruction. nothing was real my heart was a scared reflection of a life lost to loathing and dispair... a scream of agony echoed in my mind beyond all earthly sounds, stripping all my defenses to fragments of a weak childs fear. My reality was bleeding into my dreams as the undertow of me became the darkness of this enity all the aspect of me dissolved , all mere illusion then came the sudden and unmistakable crash of pavement I was free of that painful place in an instant and found myself back on the old familiar steps of the church but the world of memory was not the world that touched my vision now. Before me was utter desolation all the houses where chard skeletons of they once where. burnt skeleton trees crumbled and tore into near by houses covering the world in choking ash and splinters. still smuldering cars lined the streets in marks of insanity and fear. I looked around in the distruction and could see that my house no longer stood down the fire stained street neither chrysze mother's house nor any establisments survived some apocylipic event. I was unharmed and it seemed I was the only survivor for the only people I found where in the form of bloody cooked mush that caked the isles of what should have been county market and all other "safe places"... I sat on the steps as I do and looked in disbelif at the world around me and could not reason its existance or mine for that matter, what was that being ?Who was its savior? I then noticed a strange feeling proding my mind ,that I was not alone in this world of chaos from behind crumbled houses and cars things seemed to be wandering just out of my vision. They seemed to be watching me hovering in antipation of something...It must be my mind playing tricks on me... I decided to walk and see if I truly was the only person left to this dead world. I made my way down to Wallyworld and still had the nagging sinsation that the shadows where following me hiding amungst the wreackage of cars that dotted the highway. My mind began to wander as my feet dragged along the long strip that hung before me. "Where am I going and why I am I still alive when all those I have passed have fallen?" the sun began to hint to its awakening in the distance and with it I hoped some sort of relavlations would make the world a little clearer. I lost track of all time as I walked on and on passing only hints of the civilization that ruled this land seemingly years ago. The damned shadows still seemed to be haunting me even in the broiling sun. I shead my coat and beret to cool in the heat I figure I will be dead before I would need them again anyway...The day slowly became the night and brought with it the cold winds to attack my almost lifeless body as I kept walking toward my envidable demise. all around me seemed to cloaked in the dark wilderness no lights in sight in any direction. "It is chrysze" came a whisper in the dark that stoped me in my step. I gazed around me into the void searching for some hint to its hiding place. "He is of us, Scared" said the darkness followed by a swell of distant disembodied giggles. Who are you? Why do you follow me?" I pleeded to my sanity..."We are the obtenebrates and we follow he who is touched"... I felt my mind slipping away in the darkness mocked by these tiny voices. I begain to see clearer tiny pin pricks of light dancing within the woods, eyes of these beings that trace my wake or merely fire flies ushering the witching hour winds..." We know for who you seek" ... "What do you mean you know for who I seek I do not even know where my world has gone"I said with my last shread of reason..." Chrysze" the Darkness wispered to my mind. "Ckryzse where is he and what does he have to do with all this?" I asked forcefully... "the savior brought all this upon us.." the hushed voice said tickled with a few spotted giggles in the trees. "It want the saviors end so it may be always" the Darkling said as it seemed to circle around me..."Where is he if you know?" I asked the darkness..."Dallas" it said in return to inquery..."Dallas" I Repeated out of intorable desperation "How the fuck am I going to get to Dallas, I know I will be dead before I even reach any acount of civilazation let alone a working car"...this aroused a thunderous laughter from every dark corner of the wilderness that surround me. " He have We and we are best of any man creation and he need only ask we shall be" the darkling said in a rather matter of factly tone. This statement hit me with utter confusion what did it mean "He have We" and "We shall be" these riddles where begining to drive to my wits end..." We shall show you" with these small words the shadows around me came to life and thickened till all the darkness that surounded me had become a deep dark womb that carried me within is chamber. The shdows began to rip into themselves to create a pulsating tare in the fabric of my vision. Within the rippling void a vison began to focus come into life. I saw ckrysze being chased by hundreds or wicked looking creatures down the back allies of some war torn city. "What can I do I need to help him?" I begged the darkness and in return my mind answered "Then go to him and follow your true path but we will offer you our assistance in your tasks" just then the chamber began to swirl and churn like I was trapped within the heart of some great whirl wind and the darkness began to pour onto my body cloaking me in its satin depths a black suede beret formed on to my head and a long black trech coat dripped down my entire length then I was dispelled in to lighted visons fissure before me and in seconds I found myself gliding to the roof top of some far off building stories above my friend ckrysze and the amassing horde of demons

The freedom of the clear open street beckoned our two would be heroes as the growing numbers of demons amassed in there wake and burst the seems of the hollow streets of Dallas. "We have to do something" said ckrysze under his strain breathes " We are getting no where fast and we still must find the other guys"... A head of us stretched a city great park laced with still living trees and rusty playground equipment it seemed to be the perfect place for a stand off in the mid day sun. We seemed to have lost the great horde of demons in the maze of streets that lay behind us but the subtle vibrations of the ground seemed to signal there all to fast approach and our ever awaiting demise. Ckrysze and I rushed behind a small aluminum shed that must have held maintence equipment for the seasonal prison help but it was securely lock from us. "We must make a stand here" I said trying to convince myself that it was not an utterly futile act. "Yes, I know the power between us should prove to be more than a few demons can handle". We stood in the shade of the shed awaiting the on coming stampede but it never came. "What is up where have all the demons gone?" I asked as a solitary bead of sweat trickled off my nose to the parched earth. We look around the corner of the shed and saw a great number of demons pretty much just hanging out around the perimeter of the park on the streets they seemed to have lost our scents in the air, "Now we have the upper hand, the element of surprise" said ckryzse with an all to devilish smirk. We shook hands in the warrior way and knew what we had to do and we where not going to hold anything back it is kill or be killed... I hoped that the obtenebrates where watching for I do not think I will live beyond this moment... I stepped out into the clearing to see ckryzse spring out already behind a group of the lofting demons and before they even knew what hit them he had managed to level the lot of them with a few masterful kicks to there temples and a few snapped necks. Which all together astonished me at his quickness and seemingly superhuman skill. I on the other hand was standing out ion the open when one of the most grotesque beings latched his eyes upon me and with that about 70 hulking monster ripped through the street and in the park screaming and grunting like wild rabid beasts...I stood up to the onslaught and hoped...around me I heard the sudden rise of flapping and rustling in the trees that lined the great demon hordes path...Then a great swam of black bird burst forth from the depths of the each of the trees filling the world with squawks and what seemed like giggles. The great swam filled the sky around the park and began diving into the monstrous gang of demons. The birds dived and became smears on the noon horizon and transformed into pointed black spears that tore into the mass with cunning accuracy. Screams and screeches rang in the air as piles of impaled demons quivered in agony and fell to the ground as ckryzse dived into the mix between the rain of spears ripping into the demons that still stood. He spun into battle in rare form sending unfortunate monsters into the sky where they were met with a pin cushions demise.
I stood far from the carnage as body like sheep fell to the rhythm of the war drum. A few determined creatures managed to survive the barrage and slip through the hazardous beatings of ckryzse to make a charge at me! I stood frozen with no idea of what the hell I could do to dispatch this snarling mass of anger barreling towards me. " Toss your hat" came to me suddenly in a disembodied whisper seemingly from my unconscious. With out fearful hesitation I tossed my beret, for I really could not think of nothing more to do to save my own life, and as it spun in the air it became a propelling blade tearing through the air at a uncommon speed and through a good dozen of my rampaging adversaries. Severed limbs, torsos and heads fell to the ground in a rain of deep red as It spun an arch in the air and stuck securely in the ground at my feet, where it proceeded to melt into a solid inky black featureless cat that carelessly rubbed against my leg and hopped upon my shoulder where it stood for awhile surveying the carnage it had invoked before me then returned to contently perch on my head ,kneaded it paws and curled up back into my seemingly supernatural suede beret. Ckryzse was still buried within a great brawl with the ever growing herd of Demons in the middle of the street only slightly assisted by the random sting of a raining black spear when I heard a monstrous crack !crack !crack ! behind him echoing from something further up the streets as demons began to burst into fine fleshy mist of horns and entrails, something was firing in our direction!. The remaining monsters all looked towards the horizon and the in coming shots and ran into every direction like roaches avoiding the light. A feeling of relief struck our faces as we had a moment to breath at the chance that our friends had finally found us and have come in to rescue us form this endless war. Ckryzse looked down the street to see the smiling face of Dudley and Clint and Chris but on returned to me with a face of bitter fear " we've got to hide" he said as he grabbed my arm and started to the nearest ally way. "what what is it? is it Clint or Dud, what?" I said as he ushered me into cover. He looked out as fear danced across his brow along with beads of ever amounting sweat " You do not want to Know" he exclaimed in his fading breathe. We where huddled in the shadow of a dumpster as the entire place began to rumble and crumble with each step of what ever was coming our way. "Let me try something" I said as I place my fingers upon the shadow cast upon the wall behind us and closed my eyes. From the point where my fingers met the shade an inky blackness began to spread through the pale gray shadow upon the wall like ink into water. My hand passed through the wall and into the deep black liquid " come on" I said as I pulled ckryzse into the depths of the black abyss. We found ourselves floating in a silent world of black which seemed to churn around us like some living thing. Light poured in through the shadow like a window into reality. The thunderous stomping of some great thing still rumbled even in this unearthly place. Out side the shade window we saw a parade of great monstrous beings marching to some place with great determination. The creatures where huge beast nothing like the ones we dispatched so easily before these things had to have been at least 10 feet tall from the tip of there regal rack of horns upon there heads to the four huge hooves that support the monstrous bulk, they appeared to be great demonic Minotars with a bulky manlike torso perched upon a bulls body. There flesh was more like built in Armour covering any weak point I could fathom. They seemed to be more intelligent then the other beasts we have encountered and unmistakably well armed they carried huge shot guns it seemed, they had about 8 barrels and pretty much decimated anything that was unfortunate enough to caught in there sights, be it man or monster. Buildings crumbled as the army of beasts made their slow and wrathful way across the city streets then we noticed that they where followed by smaller demons riding upon the backs or raptor like creatures ushering lines of war tore men and women all chained to the great monsters. Children dangled from the chains to small to touch the ground and corpses hung limp dragging amongst ,weeping women and men broken down from the endless journey and hopeless destination. Ckryzse and I looked at each other in horror as the though crossed our mind in startling clarity, our friend might be within that great sea of prisoners and we must save them. The parade of great beasts continued down the dusty road and vanished into the catacomb of the dead city as we emerged from the shadows protection with a spark of determination in our eyes as we planed our next great task to rescue or friends and the rest of what was left of mankind...

We followed the great parade of humanity that stretched out before us attempting to avoid the Raptor rider scouts and border guards. The great mass seemed to be moving deeper and deeper into the city to what end we could only guess. We seemed to be making our way closer and closer to what seemed to be the once power city hall of Dallas. The buildings and homes became more grand and less diminished by the hands of the Apocalyptic events that seemed to have choked the rest of the world behind us. " I feel something strange ahead" Ckryzse said as we made our was down a large midtown street. I to began to feel the strange energy that seemed to be bleeding from the cities center the same familiar feeling of my world swimming began to rise within me but slowly faded all be through force of will. The great army had come to a stop outside some great wall built around the center created from what seemed the wreckage of the surrounding cities and buildings and cars It all seemed to be stuck together with some thick brown tar like substance. Ckryzse and I made our way to the tallest building we could find to get a better feel for what lies ahead of us...We made our way through the lobby of a large swanky hotel that seemed to be in pristine condition as if it was still being kept up, windows washed, ashtrays filled and emptied...it all fell very surreal, I almost expected a bellboy to ask us for our luggage. We found the elevators still functioned which was all to sispisious so we choose to use the stairs. The walk seemed to stretch on to forever Ckryzse navigated floor by floor with inhuman speed as for I as we ventured higher and higher the feeling of swimming all but conquered my vision, The feeling seemed to grow and grow with each step closer to the roof. " Something is very wrong" I managed to gasp with my diminishing will. The world began to be swallowed by the familiar pain that had touched my body back on those hollowed church steps the field of misery began to creep closer and closer in my conscience mind...I stumbled as the stairs seemed to slip from my feet. Ckrysze ran to my aid as he saw my legs give way to some great invisible force. My heart was the only thing in my world the pounding thundered through my skull like the spurring of a great burning in my heart...I saw ckryszes face falling from me and into a sea of darkness with my last conscious breath I managed to utter formed the word " Run". "Patrick, Patrick ,Wake up what's going on?, what wrong? " Ckryzse screamed upon deaf ears as his friend became limp in his arms, motionless, suddenly the body convulsed and writhed violently and fell from his arms to rest at the bottom of the staircase that trailed below them... An Air of shock and confusion touched the world around our hero as he watched his friends body slowly become incased in a opaque black liquid, his beret melded and ran down his face covering his head completely and his coat melted into a black puddle around him and swallowed the rest of him head to toe in its inky darkness. The Black humanoid form finally became still curled up at the foot of the stairs then it slowly, arose to stand as a pair of great black leather wings formed from its back, dripping with the black slime. The creature looked up at our hero and seemed to speak to his mind in a inhuman voice full of hatred and agony" You can not stop me, oh 'savior, you will never find your beloved and her furry beast, they are utterly lost to you and you will not even live long enough ever to touch them again, HAHAHHHAA!!!" with this deep horrid laugh two glowing fire eyes burst into life within the eye socket of its featureless Black facade. The creature made the expanse between them in a blind of an eye sending our hero crashing through the stairwell wall and stories above them. Ckrysze thought he must stop this thing at all cost and try to save his imprisoned friend as he was sailing through layers of sheetrock and wood. Ckryzse found himself finally at rest on the floor of a long hallway stretching before him bathed in rhythmic darkness only lit by the open doors with no sign of the dark being that stalked him. The hole of his entry was clear next to him and he could see the empty stair way looming below. A sudden twinge of warning caused him to leap into the depths of the dark hallway as a spear of solid shadow lunched past his head and anchored into the wall. He tore down the hall at an inhuman pace each step met by the birth of a razor sharp shadow spear from every corner of the darkened hall. He suddenly burst into a large foyer drenched in colored sunlight pouring in from the ornate stain glass skylight high above the great chamber. He stood motionless waiting for a hint to his attacker next attempt to snatch his life from him. " There is no use in running my dear savior for I can find you where ever you may hide" the deep dark voice of the being as he slowly crept in from a dark chamber door into the rainbow of light. "Release my friend from your steely grasp and I might let you live past this moment, you heartless shadow" Ckryzse growled in uttered discontent. With that wrathful remark the creature lunged at him with his clawed Talon only to meet ckryzse's superhuman speed and a few well placed kicks to the head. The thing continued his onslaught with bladed fingers tarring the entire room to shreds conventantly missing our hero. With skill he bound off wall to rolling uppercuts and finishing with a huge rainbow kick sending the creature sailing into the skylight and a shower of multi-colored shards of glass. Our hero took a bounding Leap into the falling glass rain to meet the creatures body as it landed upon the sun baked rooftop. Where he found the huddled mass of darkness crumpled in agony. " Help me this thing has taken hold of my mind, I am trying to fight it but it is far too strong" my voice prayed from the depths of the dark creatures heart. " I will get you out of there somehow, I swear" ckryzse yelled with all his being as he ran to the side of the wounded creature. " I can see the light but it is so far away and it is so cold here" I managed to whimper as the creature took hold of me once again with a furious and blindingly quick attack sending ckyzse flying in to air and over the great wall that spanned before us and into the depths of the great factory it held in its grasp. The creature took flight after ckryzse's body to finish its job as my mind managed wake and grab hold of this monstrous entity within me sending into a deep boundless place with my heart, I fought it with all my might and managed to come to my full being seeing ckryzse's body falling into a world of pipes and smoke. The great wings still stretched behind me and I found I had full control of them as I dove to catch my fallen comrade. I sailed through it seemed miles of machinery to find my hands grasping his jacket in the billowing smoke. I managed to hold tight to him as we glided to the warm dusty ground within the depths of the factory. I found him conscious and about to strangle the life from me until he noticed the shroud of darkness had melted away along with the creatures control and only my beret remained and the wings slowly melted to become my long black coat. "I believe I defeated the beast within me and now we know to be weary of its dark power" I said as I help him to his feet. The road before was lined with buildings of this great industrial kingdom that seemed to be the city government a one point with hints of colonial architecture within its framework. screams of agony and torture echoed to meet our ears from deep within its bowels. " We must save this place from this demonic hand that chokes the life from it and hope our friend are not among its victims" Ckryzse said as the air became rancid with the smoke billowing from the countless factories...

We just managed to evade the attacking horde of demons which seem to spring from everywhere. We found ourselves running through what seemed to be countless factory corridors. Each room we pasted seemed to be filled with worker demons doing all sorts of inhuman atrocities upon the poor remainders of the human race. We saw hulking beasts tearing some helpless men limb from limb sorting each in it specific piles of blood and gore. the depth of this madness felt so cold and beyond anything my eyes ever could imagine. Children's high pitch whales rang through the cavernous tin walls with a cruel regularity. We saw women spread apart on great tables being disemboweled by the bladed hands of curious creatures seemingly wrought to commit such terrors upon human flesh. We kept running through the smoke filled corridors with no idea of our destination or hopes of an exit from this macabre factory surrounding us in all directions. The smells of burning flesh ripped at our eyes and consumed our clothing as we kept running through the assorted hells. This labyrinth seemed to go on forever till ckryzse said "Stop" as he looked down to a level far below us where our eyes captured a sight that seemed so foreign and completely alien to this terrible place and it struck us both rather sharply. Below us amongst hundreds of monstrous forms walked one of the most beautiful women I have ever had the pleasure of encountering in my worldly existence. She strolled in and out of work stations of monsters doing all sorts of travesties upon men crying like lost children. A carefree smile graced her face and seemed unearthly within the bloody light of smoke and steel. She kneeled down, extended a delicate finger and carelessly traced the jaw line of one of the unfortunate souls being consumed by one of myriads of great churning machines . She smiled and stuck the bloody finger into her mouth and left the man in the last few agony filled moments of his life with a meek giggle. She danced around as if she was a ballerina in a long red dress seemingly completely unaware of the inhuman acts being reeked upon her fellow man all around her. She was engrossed in some blissful far away dream. She had long wavy raven hair and seemed to be Spanish in descent, her eyes leapt from her shadowed locks with a Ice blue sleepy glance. The creatures seem to struggle for her approval as they worked upon there various marry enterprises of pain, hacking at limbs and shattering still screaming bones. She continued dancing into the thick crowd of demons and faded away in the plums of smoke and cries of distant torture. Ckyzse and I looked at each other in utter confusion " What was that, Who the fuck was that woman and why the fuck is she in this pleasant piece of hell" I said as we continued our race for blessed freedom. Then suddenly we found that our run had come to an abrupt end at a wall of Shot gun barrels, (64 of them to be exact) trained upon our every vital organ by eight very large and rather mean looking giant Cowboy Demons. I guess we where lucky that they had orders to take us alive or we would have been a rather abstract fresco splashed upon the hollow tin walls. We decided to not put up a struggle for we where curious who was in charge of this Wet works and were slightly out numbered and out gunned at any coarse. The regiment of demons lead us down a series of brightly lit hallways that seemed to be getting progressively more suited for living rather than dying. We took countless flights of stairs upward spurned by the grunts of the towering armored bull demons. We finally came to great Hall of wood and plaster. it was covered with unique hand carved accents and lavish chamber doors with crystal knobs. At the end of the Marble floored hallways stood two great doors that even the Minotaur beasts could pass through comfortably. As we approached the doors a constant throb of techno music swelled behind the closed doors. The group of Demons fell back allowing the one which seemed to be there leader to escort us to the door, He opened the door and a flood of music filled the hallway ( I think it was canned heat by Jamiroquai) As we entered we found the beautiful woman from the factory floor dancing on top of a great wooden desk completely unaware that we where there. She was even more beautiful up close than she was when we first saw her she was some sort of angel carelessly dancing some form of punk Flamingo dance all around the huge office library, eyes closed and in utter paradise. The music slowly faded out as the Huge lead beast brought his fist to his mouth for a slight cough of suggestion of our presence. The woman in the red dress completely froze with this and turned slowly head hung low draped in her satin tresses ,eyes cloaked in darkness. She suddenly stood straight up flinging her hair back with a great beaming smile and loving bright blue eyes ,She quickly made her way to us hopping off the great desk. "Well ,Well, Well, What have I done to bring such honored guessed" she said emphatically as she took ckryzse by the ears and placed a kiss on each of his cheeks like we where reuniting old friends. She looked at me shook her head,tisked and stretched her arms and gave me a great big bear hug saying " Well I was hoping I would see you dark one, it is a great great pleasure." I shot ckryzse a "what the Fuck" look from over her shoulder in return he shrugged . She grabbed us both by our hands and directed us to a pair of very swanky chairs parked of the great desk as she waved the great beast to leave us alone and leapt across the desk to finally rest in a even swankier chair behind it. She sat there in her radiance giggling frantically unable to hold back her overwhelming joy. "Well I should introduce myself would not want to be rude, my name is lily and I was once the daughter of this great cities Mayor" she said as rocked in her chair. "My Mother made a deal with the great one to keep me alive after the crystal rain killed most of the people in city" she said while playing with a pencil. Ckryzse suddenly said " what the fuck are you doing in this horrid place and why do you do nothing to help the people here". Her eyes suddenly turned from utter happiness to be laced in tears " I can't, we made an agreement" she said in a whimper. " What do you mean by agreement? What sort of agreement would account for all this misery" I said trying to sound sympathy. "That all does not matter, right now" she said as she arose from her throne sized chair and made her way beside ckryzse and bent over hovering a few inches from his face. " I Want to know why our dear savior is here amongst us, when he should have been dispatched easily by you! my Dark brother?" she uttered coldly while cutting through me with those beautiful crystal eyes. I was speechless and completely startled at her change in tone just as the chair holding ckryzse suddenly became airborne and into the far wall with a shower of fallen books. "Well I guess I am going to finish the job you so royally screwed up" She said with a giggle as I slammed into the wall behind me. felt the unmistakable vice like grip holding me to the wall from a great invisible force. Lily stood up straight and danced over to the pile of books and paper that housed ckryzse and began to toss one book after another off of him. Then suddenly he ruptured from the great mass of knowledge landing a powerful blow to the face of the beautiful lily not moving her an inch. all the books and pages exploded into the room reviling ckrysze hanging upside down in mid are face to face with the beauty. I tried to escape from the grip that held me but it only grew tighter as I felt my chest cracking under the strain. "I to like your friend gasping for life over there, was touched by the great one and blessed with power to make the heavens shake and now I help him spread his shower of purity across this plagued land" She said to ckryzse as she wiped the beads of sweat from his hanging brow. " you will not get away with this you heartless bitch, we will free this world from your masters evil grasp and we will tare your little kingdom to the ground, this I promise you" Ckyzse said with a newly stoked fury. " Hahhahhha, and what do you think a puny human like you or your friends could do to stop our unfathomable power" she said with a grin that sent ckryzse slamming into the ceiling and then pounded him to the white marble floor. She stood there laughing as he tried to pull himself to his knees, blood trailing behind on the pure white marble. He managed to stand at my surprise and it seemed at lily's surprise also. "We are not going to go down that easily you loathsome bitch" he exclaimed as a great rush of power seem to swell within him and cause a wind to rise carrying pages in to the air in the slight whirl wind. " Oh really my dear savior, what do you think you can do to the all powerful I, you can not even lay a paw on me" She said as she turned towards me slowly fighting the grip that held me. I managed to send a shadow spear from the depths of the book case behind me to her face but it seemed to dissolve into wisp of wind that only managed to flip her hair. "Your powers have no use to me Oh dark brother and your puny wards have no power in my domain, as shadows are swallowed by the night, you are powerless in my embrace" she said in her all to careless tone as she slowly strolled to my side struggling against the wall. " I think you ought to let him go you royal bitch before I use you paint these white wall red." Ckryzse said as walk towards me and my capture. A monstrous wind arose with great force beating ckryzse with each step almost as a wall of force pushed him backwards. "Really savior you think you have a chance of leaving this room with your lives, Hahhahah, you truly are a cutie"
She said with a giggle. Ckryzse power seemed to swell again with renew determination pulling himself through the force pushing against his skin. He capture foot after foot as the storm gather in great bursts unable to move him back. Lily's eyes open in amazement and at his astonishing determination. Suddenly within the rush burst through knocking lily across the room with a hard crash of book shelves and an avalanche of reference books. He was upon her before she could muster any defense landing blow after blow of amassing anger. Through the beating a inhuman laughter began to grow to fill the room from lily's beautiful rose pink lips. Ckryzse stop his maelstrom of attacks and flipping to land before me facing the now floating Lily. "YOU THINK YOU CAN DEFEAT ME WITH YOUR MORAL BLOW< WELL I THINK I MUST PUNISH YOU FOR YOUR ARROGANCE" With this I felt the clamp upon my chest tighten to an insurmountable degree. I felt as if my body was being crushed and then a sudden and jarring crack rang through my head into darkness. Ckryzse was prepared for her next attack when he heard the hollow thump of something behind him hitting the cold marble floor. Lily's laughter echoed through the room and echoed even deeper into the depths of ckryzse soul as he turned to see the crumpled body of his friend lying motionless upon the floor eyes gazing off into oblivion, he could hardly believe this was not a dream but cruel reality. This demonic women had just taken his companion form the fight as easily as snapping a toothpick. The world was filled with sorrow for a moment then the pain drained away and turned in to bitter hatred within our saviors heart. "You are going to die here and now you faithless bitch" Ckryzse roared as he made the spance between in a blink sending lily crashing through her grand desk reducing it to splinters. All she could do was laugh at his futile struggle as she snapped her fingers the great doors opened wide as two great bull beasts walked in. " I am through with this one take him to the tower and keep him there and as for this sore excuse of a dark one take him to the fernous we may be able to find a use for his remains" lily said as she licked the blood from her busted lip. The two guards took ckryzse by his arms dragging him to his new home the prison tower of Dallas....

Deep with the bowels of the hellish factory two small demons are lugging the lifeless body of Keelan down to the depths of the Boiler Room. " What's so special about this rancid moral..? why would The Queen wish him to be brought all the way down here to be disposed with...?, I mean we charbroil apes like this pale bastard everyday" said the red imp while pushing the body through the door of the smoking incinerator room. " Well, she said something about him being touched or something and we had to seal this body for the power of the great one is very hard to keep down for good" the green imp said while pulling at the bodies limp legs. " He don't look very special, for it seems if he was sooo god awful powerful he could at least have escaped the queens hellish grasp, Hehhhehhehe" The red imp chuckled. " You better be quiet you could be thrown in after this worthless human if she heard you talk like that" the green imp said with a wavier of fear as he set the body against the wall. "Now we must perform these rights before we cast him away to make sure what ever powers he had will be gone with him" The red demon said while sticking his finger deep within a jar he took from his coat and painted a bloody red inverted cross upon the corpse's forehead. He continued to babble in some strange tongue as he splashed the remains of the jar all over the lifeless body. The Green imp then took the beret from off of the bodies thoughtless head and placed it upon his own " this is a really nice hat!, it is very soft and beautifully black". (SMACK! ) came reds back hand " You dumbass we have strict order to burn him clothing and all and that includes that nice hat" the red imp said while snatching it from the greens selfish grasp. "Ok, now the rights have been performed so help me get him into the incinerator" both imps clumsily picked up the body red holding the head and neck while green clutched his buttocks. "Ok on three" Red said under his strained breathes. "One, Two Three" both said in unison and tossed the body into the dancing flames in a shower of sparks. Red then followed by casting the hat into the flames sending green a satisfied look while greens face turned to utter sadness. "Well that is that then I guess me must get back to work" Red said while brushing his hands together over the crackle of flames. Both turned back to the hall from whence they came and Green stopped suddenly in his tracks looking at the wall ahead and his face turned from sadness to clear and present fear. Red looked up from settling his coat to see a figure rising upon the wall. Both turned quickly to look to the incinerator Where they saw a black figure rising from the writhing flames. As they watched in horror a pair of great black semi-transparent wings emerged from the dark being. Screams of agony and utter fear rang within the hollow chamber walls of the incinerator room as shadows of struggle flashed back and forth and chunks of bloody flesh and bone few freely through the air splashing across the cold metal walls...

"Keelan,Keelan, Keelan, The Keelan!, Keelan!...Keelan, It is alright now, Us Know I are there, awake ,awake,awake, just open to us and us shall keep I whole" The voices danced in the inky black reality before me but it was almost as if I was thinking it myself in some altered far away tongue. I knew this place it felt familiar like a home long forgotten beckoning me with its eternal warmth. "Where am I ?" I asked the voids depths as I was floating with my fear and confusion. "Us saves I, Us could not touch I in its grasp for its drank to deeply and its lost itself, Much too ,Much too powerful, too powerful to contain such, I must wait, Wait till I can bare such livings" The voices sounded as if they where coming from a choir of ageless children bathed within the darkness, echoes of some ancient voice reverberating deep in my head, It all seemed to be drifting, I knew this was beyond me, I was somewhere unhinged from the life I once knew as reality and these dark beings had saved me apparently for I surely must have died once, if my recollection did me any amount of justice. I last remembered seeing Ckryzse in a hand to mind conflict with Lily and then I remember nothing as if time itself was consumed in this darkness that holds me now. "Do not fear, We haves I and I are slowly being stronger in We care, soon I be able to return to the Living time" the darkness urged attempting to comfort my aching mind. Time seemed to not exist, I knew that I was moving but did not know how and my thoughts where on Ckryzse and if he survived the fight with that beauty that apparently took my life. I wondered about this being that has been infecting my world with is destruction since its birth days ago and I wondered how it came to be. I know the story that Ckryzse told me of the Séance and the opening of the portal to the other world losing his love in its depths along with an all too curious kitty. But it all felt to easy to throw this world into chaos and I figured there must be more to this invasion than we could possibly know but I can only feel that in understanding the being we could better know how to stop its corruption of our world and return thing to relative normalcy. "I wish to know more about this Being from your world, the one that has caused all havoc in my world" I asked my nebulous shamen. "Its power is imposing and its reach is everywhere, It is very hungry now, very...Its like existence...We watched it feed upon times...waited and begged for life...Form, power, where it was not..,it is to be!...poor unfortunate flesh is, I's world surely lost, surely!, Surely" The voices faded..."What do you mean lost there must be something to stop its wraith, there just must be ...?" I said searching the darkness for some hint of clarity..."There maybes a chances for I to bring things right to the all world be it fleshly or asomatous, You must seek The Earturus, The Earturus, heheheehe, Earturus,The Earturus,Its hold the origins of The Empty being, in this there might be the end be" said my obscure hosts as they seemed to dance circles in the darkness. A sudden and all consuming spell of Vertigo struck me, my head swam." I is put right, witchery work ,be, I,BE, I being of living" a cluster of voices sang through the hollows of my mind. my body trembled violently and with a great rise of wet heat undulated up my spine and plunged my mind into a sea of rapturous white light. My eyes where open, my actual eyes, I saw the deep azure blue of a mid-day sky tinged with a few whisps of cloud and speckled with distant sailing birds. I knew this place yet it looked nothing like a memory. around me stretched chard earth and huge blackened cuded fence which I was once a tennis court, I looked around this waste land and my eyes seemed to be playing tricks on me. Where I knew once stood a great family of trees lining a walking path there seemed to be the trees of old shimmering spectral blue dust in the sun, a mirage, I was certain, It must be, I saw the ground tingle with waves of uncut grass billowing in the summer wind, but I knew it was not there...only dead black earth survived to touch my vision. Something was wrong, I looked at my hands and did not see my pale bitten fingers but in there place where monstrous inky black talons which ended in great serrated blades. The skin seemed to be covering my entire body from head to toe, sheathed completely in its inky wet blackness. I then noticed my shadow before me had to great wings ascending from it back into the still air. " What is this? What has happened to me? What has happened?" I pleaded to my diminishing sanity. " I is still weak" Whispered my mind in its all to familiar voice," Us still have you and are keeping you safe, wes have been holding you for sometime now and I has grow strong enough to be of the living but I still has much more to be mended". "So let me get this straight, What you are saying is that this thing is an extension of you and it is what is allowing me to be able to move right now!". "Yes" returned my dark captures. "How did I get here?, I was last in the office of Lily and now I find my self back where this whole damned thing started in Greenwood at one of my childhood playgrounds, How did I get here?" I demanded. The only response to this was a web of disembodied giggles echoing all around my mind. " I wants to find The Earturus?" the darkness mumbles as if he was talking to himself," so us brought I to the only place to find,.. to the beginning,.....to the door" said the darkling in a sinister tone. "The door?, you mean the gateway that bore that damned creature into this world, why do I, Wait,...Is the Earturus in the ...other realm?!....you failed to mention anything about having to transverse an alien world to find this Earturus", I said in the fear that seemed form each word. "I has nothing to fear,...We have I, I is part of We and We are of the formless time ,so I is of it...no fear ,fear,no, no fear...". I knew where I must go to hunt this key to the destruction of this demon that has decimated all that I hold dear and threw all of my friends into the wind, I must fin how to stop this devilish creature once and for all, I knew that all of my friends lives depended on me, something deep within me is driving me to finish that thing and if I must go it is home to find it I shall. I walked down my old street and could see the spectral trees dancing in the winds of the past, as I got closer to where ckryzse's moms house use to be the visions became even more convincing. I saw children playing football in the streets, couples power walking down grand but I knew these where mere phantoms that these cursed formless eyes would not let me forget. All those who have walked these streets paraded in front of me like a bittersweet memory knowing that there fates ended so harshly and pointlessly just for the sake of a power hungry beast. This thing must be stopped. There it was a bleeding fissure in the fabric of reality, trails of sparkling blue dust leaked from it like a eternal heart pumped it into being. I can not fear no, matter what lie before me I must succeed not just for my sake but for all that I hold dear....I step forward in to the rush of liquid existence and fade into the gate becoming one with its fluttering heart....

 

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