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ALC Secrets by ArtemioM05 ALC Secrets by ArtemioM05
A light pulsed out of the corner of your eye.  You turned for a moment but it was gone.  There was an intensely foul smell on the air. 

"Oh...urk." your sister blanched suddenly.

"What...oh." you felt your skin crawl.  In the corner were piles of dead bodies fenced off by silver railing.  "What is this?" she turned back to the shambling corpse.

"wHaaAAttt....aRE YOuuu talking about...?" the corpse shivered.  His skin was warming, his wounds closing.  A green light began to emanate behind his glazed eyes.  He almost looked alive.

"Oh, my dear Miss River...what are you talking about?" the man blinked.  He shook his head, as if he had just awoken from a deep sleep.  His scrunched his eyes, trying to focus. 

"What's wrong my child...you seem quite upset?"

"I...what?"

"Well, for starters, all the dead bodies!" Brook pointed out.  "What the hell is this?"

"Dead...bodies?" he asked with a puzzled look on his face.  "They're resting."

"Resting."

"Yes." he replied with a straight face.  "I..." he seemed to be having a hard time focusing, doing his best to pluck out memories from the depths of his rotted mind.  "I have to heal them still..."

"Heal them?  Are you stupid!?" Demsdale asked.  "They're dead!"

"They-" he started, and was suddenly stopped.  A shadow was expanding beneath his feet.  There was a sickly yellow light flickering within the elongated shade.  He stiffened as if he was seized, hand reaching for a blade at his side.

"What's wrong?" he asked.  "What's...what's wrong?" he repeated.  "What's wrong?"

"..." you took a few steps back.

"River..." Brook whispers.

The bodies near the back began to quiver.

"Let's go." you order. 

"Sis..." Demsdale touched your shoulder, "The door is barred."

Bodies began to march towards you, arms extending. 

"You cannot leave the village...  You cannot leave the village..." the dead echoed in a horrid chorus.  A dread refrain to the malfunctioning cleric's ramblings.

"Why?  Why can't we leave the village!?" you demand.

"Why...?" the cleric paused, clutching his head "The Lady Fei...commands it..."

"...why?"

"Because...she loves you..."

"..."

A. Look for another way out.

B. Fight

C. Stall for time.
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student Writer
C.
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JezebethNoir Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
C. I wonder what it will lead to.
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KageDavies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A. Better to find out what's going on...
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