TRUE VOICE - chapter 01TRUE VOICE - chapter 01 in General Fiction More Like This
Fine, I will! I'll get on that train! And which woman do you want me to protect, huh?
A Shadow Hearts fanfiction adaptation
By Maiji/Mary Huang
Chapter 1: A wind which blows from the dark
Rouen, France, 1913 …
Dim edges of lamplight, only the largest objects discernable in the cobbled streets. Overturned crates lie cracking and rotting in black puddles. Odd lighting casts shadows strange and obtuse, gnawing on an alley littered with splinters.
Splinters of wood.
Splinters of bones.
A darkening redness on the wet ground, seeping into the rotting crates, mingling with the dirty water. A coagulating redness splattered onto the carved back door of the church.
A travelling priest, brutally murdered before sunrise!
The bold, black type screams silently from the newsprint sea of letters, shocking in the message carried by its arrangement. The accompanying photograph is relentless in its monochrome capture, vivid detail