Ruined Cities Ch.1 continuedShe plucked an apple from the tree, turning it over in her slim fingers before taking a bite. It was sweet and juicy, delicious. In a world with so little food the apple tree always had apples, always. Keiro thought it was blessed, because that was where they had found the necklace, which had certainly been blessed.Or cursed.It often felt cursed, she thought. It burned her in her sleep with heat that came out of nowhere and turned her mind to a jumbled mass of ideas she didn't understand. She could feel it, like a living thing agenst her heart, lending its kindness when it suited its needs, and its malevolent nature when it had nothing better to do.Sometimes she wondered if she had simply gone insane, as so many survivors had.After only a few minutes branches rustled beside her and Keiro's blond head appeared beside her, interrupting her thoughts. He grinned wickedly and pulled himself the rest of the way up."Knew you'd be here.""Where else would I be? What happened back there?"
King of the DamnedWalk in the shadow of the hand of death,While memories of screams long forgotten,And echoing whispers of fear,Follow close on his heels.A boy.The colours drain from his eyes,The grey world that knows no love,No forgiveness,The pain nested in his heart,A beast from myth that tears him apart.An armour of lies,twisted tongues and secret lives,He rules the valley of lost hopes.The king of those who have lost their souls,He trades in gems that crumble to dust,And makes the final promise to all of those who fought,Holding swords of fire,And shields of ice,A dark prince who lost his fight.Ride out on steel horses,While chasing gold stars and blue moons,That can never exist in the shade of the clouds,That darken his minds,And his dreams,With twisted truthsAnd dead suns that shine no more.A secretForget how to liveAnd how to see the light in the blue of his eyes,His sun doesn't shineSo he follows a single star,While roses as red as blood,Cut his feet with their t