Okay, basic summary of this prologue thingy....
I just seriously came up with this, and I thought it would be fun to write in first person so....ta-da!! XD
I'm currently working on another chapter story right now, so this one may or may not be updated as fast...so just bear with me on that, okay? =)
What was this? These pictures in my mind....so vivid....where was I? My feet touched solid stained glass, the vibrant colors shining brightly in the omnipresent darkness.
So much to do, so little time...
A voice rang through my head, as clear as if the person was standing right next to me. What did they mean....? Was this...real?
Take your time...
I stayed in the spot where I was, feet rooted firmly to the ground. There was no way I was moving.
Don't be afraid...
The door is still shut.
Now, step forward.
Can you do it?
I don't know what it was, whether it was instinct or just pure knowing, but something told me to trust the voice inside my head. I took a deep breath, taking one step forward. After all, the first step is always the hardest, right?
As soon as I had done that, three intricately formed stone blocks rose up out of the ground. Two long samurai swords floated above one, another stone held what looked to be an intricately formed magic staff—the handle was blue and white, the crystal it was topped with was clear as pure diamonds. I had never seen anything like it in my life. The last weapon was a golden shield, adorned with the crest of a heart.
Power sleeps within you.
If you give it form...
It will give you strength.
I shrugged, thinking that whatever...or wherever I was, it wouldn't hurt to at least cooperate with the voice. I didn't even have to think about the weapon I would choose. Running over to the staff, I let my right hand encircle it, my fingers brushing against the cool, smooth surface.
You've chosen the power of magic.
Is this the power you seek?
I didn't really know how to answer...
"Yes," I whispered pitifully. This was starting to get just a little creepy.
You've gained the power to fight.
There will be times you have to fight.
Keep your light burning strong.
The staff disappeared, then reappeared in my hand---this time in the form of a large key. It was sky blue and white, the handle around the blade of the weapon forming a heart. A small key chain dangled off of the end, the charm...looked like a snowflake...
The voice's urgency made me spin around in surprise, only to find two ant-shaped creatures looking back at me with large yellow eyes. They twitched and moved in strange ways, and it almost looked like they were missing something...
I gripped my "key" tighter, holding it close to my body, ready to defend myself. The creatures lunged at me, claws extended. It took a couple of swipes to eliminate them all, but it was possible. I gasped for breath—my mind swirling with possible answers.
Could it be...? Had I seen this before?
Hold on. The door won't open just yet.
First, tell me more about yourself.
I made another move to try to get out of this place, but a bright light stopped me, and before I knew it, I was surrounded by three of my best friends—Sky, Becky, and Grace. They stood there, before me, calm expressions on their faces. I walked up to Sky first—she was always the logical one. "Hey, Sky, do you k--"
"What are you most afraid of?" she asked.
"What are you most afraid of?"
"Losing someone I love. Why? You know what, just tell--"
"What do you want out of life?"
It was Becky who had spoken this time. I turned to her, a bewildered expression on my face.
"You guys! What's going on?"
Becky repeated her question again. "What do you want out of life?"
I thought about this for a moment, peeved at the thought of how absurd it was to be answering these questions now...
"To be strong."
"Being strong? Is that really so important?"
Grace was now the third person to speak—surely, she would tell me. "Grace, you're freaking me out. Please stop this and tell me what's going on!"
She just smiled. "If you had to sacrifice yourself for someone you loved, would you do it—with no hesitation?"
"Of course I would! Now tell me what's--"
The day you will open the door is both far off and very near.
I raised my arm up to shield my face from the same bright light from before—only to find myself trapped in the same nothingness I had been in five minutes ago. "Someone tell me what's going on!!" I ran to the center of the platform, straight into a beam of light. A long shadow formed behind me, stretching at least half the width of the stained glass.
The closer you get to light, the greater your shadow becomes.
I gasped when it started rising up from the ground, becoming a humongous figure more than fifteen times my size. Long tendrils of darkness wrapped around its face, its glowing yellow eyes more menacing than its counterparts. A huge, gaping hole in the creature's chest—shaped like a heart—was the most dominant aspect. But I didn't pay attention to that. I was too busy trying to run for my life. I almost toppled over the edge, sending myself into oblivion, but I caught myself just in time. The Dark...heartless creature was still there, looming over me. My Key-weapon appeared in my hand, but this time, I didn't want to fight. I was—dare I say it? Scared?
But don't be afraid.
I raised my blade up towards the monster, pointing it directly at the center of its body. A beam of bluish light erupted from the tip, engulfing the dark figure in its flames. It let out a horrible scream of pain, but soon disappeared, leaving me speechless and confused.
No. Now I was sure I had seen this before. But where?
Dark pools of darkness appeared beneath my feet, pulling me down into its depths. I struggled wildly to try to break free, reaching a hand out into the cold, empty air, hoping for a miracle.
And don't forget...
Suddenly, a warm hand gripped mine and the darkness evaporated in less than a second. I raised my eyes to see my savior's own.
--But don't be afraid...
And I was surprised.
You hold the mightiest weapon of all.
They weren't a color I had expected.
So don't forget:
You are the one who will open the door.
As the unreal world faded into darkness before my eyes, the only color that remained was a deep sea green—the same color as mine.