|As The World Falls Down
Author: Sketch PM
In a land both blessed and doomed by the Gods, the High Priestess of Atlantis finds herself against something she's never had to deal with before love. The doomed love story of Mythennielle and Mryth. Prequel fic, but a standalone as well. DISCONTINUEDRated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,725 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 09-29-03 - Published: 08-04-03 - id: 1461220
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As The World Falls Down
!!Please read before continuing!!
Welcome to the third installation to my Escaflowne stories! Don't worry, you don't need to have read the other two to enjoy this story. It's a stand-alone fic, meaning there will be NO Dilandau or Celena in the story. Instead, I'm playing with a new cast of characters, a new country, and a completely new plot idea, as far as I can tell.
For those returning, you'll smile when you hear that this is the story of Mryth and Mythennielle. Or maybe you'll roll your eyes, and press the "back" button. For those who have not read "Reflections of the Heart", again, don't panic, you don't need to have done so to be here. However, if anyone does not like angst fics or violence, I suggest a speedy retreat. I'm going to make sure I earn my "R" rating this time, and this story will not, I repeat will NOT have a happy ending. For the happy ending, you'll have to go back and read the other two stories. Then, upon completing that, you can go on to read the epilogue. If you skip the other two stories, I can promise that the epilogue will make no sense.
Now, for disclaimers. The song, "As the World Falls Down" is not mine, it's from the movie, "The Labyrinth", sung by David Bowie. Plot is stolen from dear old Billy's "Romeo and Juliet", though tweaked because anything related to Escaflowne has to have *something* weird about it. Escaflowne and all that is related to it , while not directly mentioned (I assume everyone has seen it, though), is not mine either. If it was, there would be a splitting of Celena and Dilandau, the dragonslayers and Folken would've been revived, Van would've gotten Hitomi, and Allen would've gone rogue again. The movie would've had more Dilly scenes, Folken would've had a haircut to NOT look like David Bowie, and Sora would've run off with Florken-sama.. So, as you can see, none of the above things/people/places are mine. *SLS is sad, but accepts this*
However, the characters in my story ARE mine! If you want to use them for any reason, let me know, alright? I'd say I don't own Atlantis either, but since no one's found it yet, it doesn't really belong to anyone, therefore no copyrights, ne? Right...
To fully appreciate this story, you need to understand that it will be told from two different viewpoints, Mythennielle's and Mryth's. I will have a heading at the beginning of each chapter telling you who's starting the narrative off, and if I change within a chapter it will be noted by a divider and the name of the new narrator. If It gets too confusing, I'll figure out a way to make it more lucid, k?
I also want to point out that this is the first time I've done a complete story in the first person, and that it's more difficult than I thought it'd be. Not just because of the way to write it, but also because Mythennielle is a completely new character type for me, and I'm used to writing characters like Celena. So, um, bear with me. ^_^;;;
Rambling almost done, promise. I'd just like to say that this fic is dedicated to my wonderful reviewers, for all their great advice and their nudges to get things done. Guys, you know who you are, thank you so much! *looks at one person in particular* Let's hope the knife stays sheathed this time, ne? Special thanks to GeniusGirl, who's read through my rambling emails and given me lots of help by giving me suggestions and ideas, and overall standing my verbosity. The story is three weeks behind schedule due to my continual altering of the story, but better late than never, ne? Thanks, GG!! *glomps*
I also promise that this will be the ONLY author's note, hence its length. I'm trying to remember anything I need to say before I get this story started. If you've got questions of any type, write them in your review or email me at SirLadySketch@hotmail.com. I'll answer them as best as I can in the story itself, or in the reply email. I probably will have a shameless plug for my website, Ridipsidy, when I get it done, though it will be brief.
Last things last: I'm going to Otakon next weekend, look for Sora from the movie on Saturday. If you see me, call me over and we'll chat! I'm also going to be carrying 'chicken' dolls
(From Yami no Matsuei) around, so you might be able tell me just by that ^_^;;;
I really can't think of anything else, thank you for putting up with the long rant, if you did ^_^ All I can say now is this:
Enjoy the Story!!
~SLS~ Augusr 4, 2003