Written by Moonlight SnitchPROLOGUE
She felt cold, drained, like something had forcefully removed all the energy from her and tried to push it all back in to quickly. She was sick and feverish, shivering like she had been thrown down a very deep well and had sat in the water for hours or days. The air around her was icy cold, like space. Maybe that's where she was. She hoped to the Gods that she wasn't. She hoped that this was all some really bad nightmare and that any minute now she would wake up and… What? What would happen after she woke? She couldn't remember.
'Daniel!' She whimpered in pain at the sound of the voice. It sounded so close yet so far away. The voice was loud and full of panic. Like something terrible was happening or had happened. But the name was familiar to her… comforting…
'Who are you?' She screamed out at the sound of the voice. It hurt he head so much, like something was trying to slowly spilt it open with a dull axe. The voice had been different this time though. A woman, someone who had been frightened, had spoken the last voice. But this one had been a man's voice. He had sounded hurt… confused… maybe both. His voice had sounded familiar.
'Oh Gods, I'm so sorry.' "Stop!" She screamed. It hurt. They hurt. The voices were hurting her head so much that she wished they would stop. They all sounded familiar, but it just hurt so much, she couldn't handle it.
'Sssh, It's okay,' there it was again. That man's voice, except this time he hadn't sounded hurt or confused. He had sounded comforting. She wanted to hear him again. Even though it hurt when she heard him, she wanted to listen to the sound of his voice. It was comforting.
'Shee bene wa,' the voice whispered. 'Shee bene wa.' She knew those words. Words that hadn't been spoken to her in so long she had almost forgotten. He always would say them to her as she would say them right back. 'It means 'sleep with beloved.' 'Sleep well knowing I am near,'' She remembered. An ache developed in her chest as he said the words. She knew who it was now that was speaking them. She would have scolded herself greatly for forgetting if she hadn't felt so weak and sick. She felt his lose so much that it hurt worst then the headache she had. She realized long ago that she might never get him back.
'Shee bene wa. I will be here to wake you from your nightmares. They can not separate us.'
"She is awake, my Lord," a voice said from somewhere above her. She winched involuntarily at the pain in her head that the voice had cause.
There was a pause, then a dark, deeper voice answered, "Leave us." The voice sent a shiver down her spine. 'No!' She thought desperately. 'Not him!'
She heard the sound of scrapping metal as a huge door was shut somewhere near by and then… nothing. No sound at all, except for the sounds of her labored breathing and her racing heartbeat.
'… Hang in there,' The voice in her mind said again. 'I will come.' His voice was comforting, but sad as well. She didn't understand why he sounded so sad, but she wanted to know. It hurt her to hear that tone in his voice. 'I will come for you. They can not keep us apart.'
She clamed herself with the reassurance his voice gave her then slowly opened her eyes. The room was dark, darker then it should be. Even at night, it had never been this dark before. The moons had always proved enough light, but now, there was none.
There was suddenly a glowing white light from somewhere directly above her. She looked towards it, and then shrunk away in fear upon realizing what it was she saw. The glow around those eyes where hard to forget.
He reached out a hand towards her, something glowing brightly in the center of his palm. She screamed as it started to cause he more pain then she was already in. Her mind felt like it was going to explode and then… darkness.