In-Game Name : Gerheim
The Dark Whisper
"But i'm a Priest!" I told her with a voice louder than I expected.
"I know.. That’s why I’m asking you.." She said
Her blue eyes looks darker than usual. She used to have this warm glows, but now those eyes are nothing but cold stare.
“Please.. You know there is no other way!” She continued.
"But still!" I hesitated,
I do wish there is another way.
"Remember your duty!" She insist
I remember how she always have her way, but not like this… This is something else entirely.
I can only watch her as she hold my hands. Her hands are strong and cold but gentle like they always do.
“If only..” I told myself.
“Do it! While i'm still myself..”
“But.. You are my friend..”.
I’m searching for words, better words, anything!
I always wished that it will never come to this..
“The Witch is slowly taking over my conciousness.. You must.. Kill me..” She whispered..
Slowly, I raise my wand, pointing at her… I can tell that she’s terrified.. but also looks relieved
“Thank you… And good bye…” She said to me
Does she cry? I don’t know.. Because right now I don’t have the courage to look into her eyes,
My wand starts to glow and hissing
“I wish I never touched that book…”
ACT I : Delivery Job
*Six days earlier
Another lovely day, lying on the field of freshly cut grass
Sun is shining bright. Not to mention this morning’s breakfast was awesome.
It couldn’t get any better than this.. What could’ve gone wrong?
“Thought you’d be here..”
OK, I was wrong! Now everything will be a disaster..
I know that voice.. That raspy voice.. Which unfortunately belongs to my so called friend. A Walking Disaster..
“What do you want Lena? Go away, you’re blocking the sun”
“Is that how you treat your source of Zeny?” She said that with playing voice
“What are you talking about? I never owe you anything”
“Not yet, but thank me later, I’ll just be super nice and give your goofy butt a job. Yeah, you heard me, A JOOOBBBB” She said that in super slow motion, as if she’s talking to mentally challenged person. Yep, that’s me.
“What kind of job?” I answered lazily.
“The kind you L-O-V-E, just taking some stuff and delivering them, So easy. Good money too! I bet you could done this with your eyes closed!”
“Sureee, then why do you need me for?”
“Duudee, are you really going to let this helpless young woman to be alone on the job, all the way??” She tried her best to sounds cute.
But failed miserably if you ask me.
“Hey, I saw you bashing those Mukas. Dozens of them!
I could’ve swore they was actually screaming for mercy”
“So that’s a yes then?” Pretending that she didn’t hear me
“Cool, I’ll see you tomorrow then, don’t be late! See ya”
Then she just left.
How did she become my friend on the first place anyway…? I said to myself
Delivering some stuff eh..? Ah, I guess that’s fine.. How hard can it be?
ACT II : The Whispering Winds
*The next day
I sat patiently on my spot, waiting for Lena to show up.
And there she is, looking smug as ever.
“Where’s the package?” I said
“Here, and don’t you dare to open it!”
“Oookay chill, where to?”
“We’ll deliver them to a guy named Jacob or something, to some place called Dark Whisper fortress I think”
“Not today” She answered in serious tone
“Why in the hell we must take this stupid package to that creepy place?? Who lives there anyway?? And you said we could done this with our eyes closed!
Didn’t you heard the stories about that place??”
“I did. But listen! Let me put it this way. We did this one time job, and I promise you, we’ll never need another job, ever again. The payment is Sooo Good, with capital G”
“We won’t need another Zeny? Like ever again?” I tried to convice myself
“Trust me! Not even a single Rupee” She’s staring at me, with confidence
And then off we go. The journey wasn’t easy. The place is across the desert.
But with Lena strength and my power. We managed to get there still in one piece
Dark Whisper Fortress… The place is hard to describe
It's a ruins which floats in the sky.. Get it? No? Me too..
I really doubt anyone worth seeing would actually live there.
We just entered the place and I already got chills down on my spine.
“We’ll camp here” Lena said as she set the tent, I can she that she’s actually too tired to go on
I tried to look around, this weird looking ruins really gives me the creep.
I can sense that traces of dark magic are everywhere.
The echoes of the wind make a constant whispering sound..
The sounds of howling wolf really doesn’t make it any better
And there she is, sleeping like a log. How could Lena sleeps on a place like this?
Then suddenly, I heard a whisper
I’m pretty sure Lena doesn’t sleep talking.
I tried to look around silently.. Asking “Who goes there!” would be really stupid at the time
“Release me… And you will be rewarded…”
That is totally grade-A creepy moment, I hold my wand, I tried to wake Lena up
“Lena, this place is creepy, wake up” I tried to shake her.
I saw something just moved, I felt like we’ve been watched…
Hungry eyes, and the sound of a beast….
Wolves.. As big as a horse. With bright fiery eyes and claws that cuts the stone floors as they walk.
Lena awake, she's aware of the situation.
Lena held her greatsword tightly, ready to strike anything that moves.
“Cover me!” Lena screams and then charging at the wolves
I did my best to protect her while she’s leaping, spinning and striking the wolves as she moves around
Lena is a great warrior, but the wolves are too many. She’s surrounded.
I tried to protect her with every spell I knew. But we were overwhelmed.
Suddenly, I felt great pain in my back. Somehow one of the wolves managed to sneak around and slashed me with those nasty claws. My back are bleeding, I lost my focus
As the wolf lunged at me, Lena leaps in front of me and tackle the wolf.
They both rolled and stops with the wolf on top of Lena.
Lena’s greatsword are the only thing between her neck and the wolf’s jaw
The other wolves starts charging at Lena
As I tried to help her, there it is again… The Whispering
“Release me… I can save her…”
Suddenly everything is slowing down, I can see those wolves as if they’re in slow motion charging and trying to tear Lena. She’s barely holding the wolf on top of her. And yet the other wolves are now on their way to end Lena.
And then the voices keeps coming
“Release me… I can save her…”
I tried to look for the source of the voice, it was coming from the package.
“Release me… I will save her…”
Lena is more important than any package or any job. I don’t care if the client gets mad because I opened the package.
While everything seemed slowing down. I hurled myself to the package, open it.
It was an Old book with red leather cover, and when I touched the book.
It was freezing, the book opened and bursting with darkness.
I panicked. My back hurts... My bleeding are getting worse.
“Save her!!!” I cries
I saw the darkness engulf the wolves. The Wolf in top of LEna seems in agony.
The other wolves suddenly tears apart like being pulled from every direction.
The wolves are all dead. We are saved.
ACT III : Awakened Witch
“Lena!” I saw her lying, blood everywhere.
Apparently the wolf got her shoulder
The wound is deep and filled with dark magic, somehow my healing magic won’t work on her.
I tried to heal her as many times as I can, but nothing changed, she’s still unconscious.
“Why my magic aren’t working!!” I cried
Then, I hear the whispers again
“Make a deal with me… and I’ll save her life…”
“Who are you?! What do you want from me!!”
“Make a deal with me… Only I can save her…”
Lena’s not responding, she’s very pale, her hands are as cold as ice.
I can see that she’s hanging by a thread.
Her bleeding won’t stop and yet I my magic are not working on her.
Lena… I’ll do whatever it takes
“Do it! Save her, I’ll give you whatever you want”
“It will cost you… And her as well…”
“I just want her to be alive”
“Very well then… I’ll save her life …”
“Take the book, and place it beside her…”
I hurried to place the book Beside Rena
Then suddenly, the book absorbs all the dark magic from Lena’s wound
After that, Lena opened her eyes.
“You look terrible…” She said to me
I tried to laugh, but my wound are killing me
Lena stands, grabbing her greatsword and smash the wolf corpses… All of them
She’s smirking while doing so.
That time, I saw a glimpse of darkness within her
Something inside her has changed
Then the whisper says
“The deal is sealed… I will take my payment soon...”
“Who are you…?”
The story should continue with the meeting with Jacob. How he tell them that the book was cursed
And how they try to lift curse
But then this won't be a short story...
Edited by freakygin, 07 November 2017 - 04:49 PM.