'I'm sorry, Lukas,' said a female voice. 'Wait! What?' Lukas cried out. 'I'm so sorry, Lukas. Please remember, I love you,' the female voice replied. 'No! Mother! Please don't leave me here!' Lukas cried out, more frantic. 'I'm scared! Please!' He groped in the dark in search of his mother. 'I'm sorry. I love you very much, Lukas, remember that,' his mother said, her voice cracking slightly. 'NO! Mother!' Lukas cried out, tears streaming down his face. He watched the light slowly disappear. 'I'm sorry. I love you, Lukas,' his mother said before she closed the door. Lukas ran to it, banging on it, 'Please! Let me out! I'm scared!' he yelled. 'I'm scared! I'm scared! Let me out!' he cried over and over again.

He woke up with a start, drenched in sweat and out of breathes. "What the hell…" he muttered. It has been almost 10 years since he'd been locked in the tower. "Mngh?" a voice asked. "I'm fine…" Lukas replied. From the dark, a green spirit floated down towards him. Lukas got off the bed and opened the window. Sunlight poured in, illuminating the room as he ran a hand through his sweat-matted hair. "I'm taking a shower," he said, looking back at the spirit. "Mngh…" it replied.

After the shower, Lukas got dressed in his usual clothes, a white tunic with a simple embroidery design in golden thread and a pair of black loose pants. He sighed as he looked around the tower. "Let's start this boring day…" and went to get a broom. The spirit floated over to pick up the dust pan but failed to do so. The loud clatter caused Lukas to look over to his friend. He snickered when he discovered his friend had attempted to pick up the dust pan, "Nice try, Odin, but just stick to getting the food," said Lukas. "Mmgh…" Odin floated away towards the window.

By the time Lukas was finished sweeping the floor, Odin came back with food. Lukas walked over to the spirit and looked through what it brought back. "Apples, berries, grass, mushroom," Lukas sighed, it was the same old food he ate everyday. "Mgh…" the spirit replied. "I know, I know," he took an apple and took a bit out of it. "I just wanna eat meat more often." Lukas said, after he finished the apple. "Mmgn?" Odin asked. "It's just that…I'm sick of eating fruits and vegetables all the time." Lukas picked up a berry and continued to eat, making a face at its sourness

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Lukas was huddled in a dark corner, whimpering. It was cold and bleak. He was hungry but it was too dark to look for food. "Mngh?" grumbled a deep voice. Lukas jumped, his eyes darted around the room, looking for the source of the sound. As he slowly stood up, he voiced out a, "Hello?" hands out in front of him, searching for the voice.
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Lukas shook his head to dismiss the memory. He stood up from his seat and walked over to the bathroom. "Ngh?" Odin inquired. Lukas didn't answer and simply closed the door. He went to the sink to wash his face.

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He was cold, wet and crying.
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Lukas dried his face and looked up in the mirror, "What the hell…" he muttered to the mirror. "Mngh?" Odin asked. "I'm fine," Lukas replied. He came out of the bathroom only to come face-to-face to the green spirit. "Nmgh?" it asked. "I said, I'm fine," Lukas repeated with more strain in his voice and angrily walked towards the window.

Flashback
Bright light shined on his tired and swollen red eyes
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Lukas sat on the window sill, looking out blankly at the bright green forest, full of life he wished he had.

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His hand desperately stretched to reach the berries hanging on the vine
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Lukas winced at the memory. "Mgh?" Odin asked. "What?" asked Lukas, slightly agitated. "Mgh?" Odin repeated. "No, leave it." Lukas replied. Odin grumbled and floated away as Luka leaned his tired head against the window frame.

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He attempted to sleep on the hard, cold floor without the comfort of his mother and his bed, eventually crying himself to sleep.
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Lukas began fiddling with his hair clip. The only thing he had from his mother.

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He swallowed his fear as he tried to climb out the window, escape the only thing on his mind. He tried to cling on to the vine, only to be pulled back in by Odin. He threw himself on to the ground, crying in anguish and defeat, as he screamed at the spirit.
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A loud crash caused Lukas to turn his attention from the forest to Odin. "Mmgh…" Odin muttered, gathering the clothes that needing to be washed, as Odin floated towards the window. Lukas got off the sill and helped his companion pick up the things it dropped.

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He tried his second attempt to escape when Odin was out doing laundry. Trying the same method as before, he grabbed the vine. It was wet due t the rain the day before, his hand slipped off the vine. A sudden clatter startled him and he lost his stance on the wet sill, about to fall out of the window. Odin urgently grabbed Lukas and pulled him in.
End

After Odin left, Lukas returned to his seat at the window. He watched as birds fly around freely and the animals ran around, romping with each other. Though he no longer showed his anguish physically, he mentally still wished for something…someone to rescue him and save him before he becomes an empty shell.