Deep under the castle, hidden within the caverns, was a room. The only feature on the four stone walls was a single metal door sealed with thick bars and magic runes. It was nearly pitch black, lit only by the subtle glow of precise circles and gemstones placed geometrically around the floor. Rune-inscribed chains stretched across it, wrapping around a peculiar statue, with one arm across its chest, another mismatched one outstretched, and its face frozen in jubilant laughter.

A sequel is now out! However, to save myself the trouble of having to visit multiple sites to make edits, I've decided to only post on FiMFiction. Here's the link: www. fimfiction,com /story /30228