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As he slept peacefully, it wasn't long before dreams started to form in Shadow's head. They were complex dreams, things that didn't make any sense to him… And if he were to try to figure out their purpose… The dreams would disappear from his memory, as if he never had them.
It was completely dark, nothing but pitch black all around. Shadow was alone in this void. No one there but him, no one to hear him… No one to care for him. The darkness began consuming him, his heart felt as if it was hollow, all while an invisible knife seemed to stab at it. Then… He saw a light. It was faint, but it was the only thing he needed.
Desperately, he swam through the darkness, feeling the cold grip of it disappearing. Once he reached the light, he saw Tikal, standing with her back to him. What was she doing here?
The girl turned around, smiling brightly. Shadow could feel the loneliness slowly fade away inside him, just looking at her.
But… It didn't last long.
Tikal's light soon we