NightFire: Chapter 3More Like This
“..I probably should have planned this out more..” Ama thought weakly, forcing his legs to keep moving. He felt like he was going to collapse from sheer exhaustion. Ama had been walking nearly nonstop for over eight days. The few times he had been able to rest were short, a few hours at most, and were life threatening. His father had sent out some of his subordinates to bring Ama back for his execution. The danger of death was always there and since Ama was so weak from the trek itself he would not be able to defend himself or escape if he were found. He hadn't any money or food and it was only a matter of time until his hunger brought him down. His feet were bleeding and sore, leaving trails of red splotches through the snow. It was cold, and the wind was picking up – a blizzard would be making it's way through the snowy mountains of northern Nussan. Nussan was known for it's harsh winters and bitter cold snowstorms. Only natives of the land could survive in the nort
Nightfire: Chapter 2More Like This
“I shall atone for my sins, and right the wrongs I have done.” A voice whispered into the night, but was drowned out by the wind. Snow crunched over his feet as the little demon walked along the lonely path he had chosen to follow. It was his fault that all this had occurred, after all – and his conscience refused to let that fact be forgotten as he felt the guilt weigh down on him with every step. He had made up his mind to protect the lone survivor of the disaster he had created. Gently cradling the child in his arms, he marched solemnly up the hill. His destination was visible in the nearing distance, but it would be dangerous for someone like him to make the trek there. A being that is feared by normal humans, even if he were to try to explain himself his words would not reach deaf ears. If spotted, he would be killed on sight. The demon knew this well, but trudged onwards none the less. He had made a promise to this boy, and he had every intention of keeping it.
Nightfire: Chapter 1More Like This
It was dark - pitch black, and the darkness seemed to engulf everything around him. A young boy laid in the debris, glancing up at the dark sky. It was a starless night, and even the moon had disappeared, leaving only blackness in it's wake. “No, that wasn't quite right”, thought the boy as he tore his gaze away from the night sky to the walls and debris around him. There was some illumination from the fires raging the lands, the fire that devoured the apartment complex he grew up in and the place he had come to call home. The flames licked up the sides of the wooden wall, heat escalating with every flicker of the flame. Such destruction could not be the work of mother nature; this fire was started deliberately, with every intention of hurting those inside the building. Innocent people and guilty alike screamed and fled as the fires ignited the town. Only the magnificent castle on the top of a tall hill, with rivers and streams flowing around it, could escape from the monst