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Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Prologue

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Kagekao looked out at the sky. It was a beautiful blue, fluffy white clouds drifted by the hot sun lazily. Birds sang their happy songs joyfully as they swooped through the air. It was midday; too soon to go out and ‘play.’

Kage was sitting on the roof of a house, just thinking to himself. His hood was down and his black and white striped scarf was flowing in the wind. He felt odd, like something was there, but then again it wasn’t. The feeling made him feel depressed and sad. He felt like he was forgetting something important, and he desperately wanted to remember it.

Someone else climbed onto the roof and approached him. Kage turned his head to see who it was. He turned and looked back at the sky when he saw who it was. The person had on a beige fur lined gray hoodie along with a fox mask. The face on the mask was happy, even though that’s not how he felt.

“何か間違った、カイ?” (Is there something wrong, Kai?) Kage inquired.

Kai waved his hand ‘No,’ then he stopped for a moment, and signaled with his sign language to talk to Kage.

‘Actually, I’m a bit worried about you, Kage.’ He said using his complicated mode of communication. Kage was looking at Kai to know what he was saying, but remained silent.

‘What’s wrong? All you’ve been doing recently was sitting by yourself; it’s not like you.’ Kai sat down next to Kage.

Kage sighed.

“わかんない; nothing big really happened recently to make me feel this way. I just feel like . . . I’m missing something, or forgetting something. Something is there, but I can’t quite grasp what it is.” (I don’t know.)

Kai didn’t respond, and they both sat in silence. After a few minutes, Kage stood up and began to walk away. Kai got up to follow, but Kage stopped him.

“I think I’d rather be alone, Kai.”

Kai stopped and sat back down, watching as Kage jumped from the roof to another and then out of sight.

* * *

Kagekao left the residential area and into the city area. He climbed onto the roof of one of the buildings, relying on the few shadows of the day to conceal himself. On the roof, he looked down at the people walking around. There were the streets with the cars on them, and then there was a small playground in a park.

In the playground there were humans. They were happy, chatting with each other and the children were playing on the playground. Watching the happy families he realized what’s been bothering him; his own family.

Kage couldn’t remember his own family. His mother, his father, these words brought nothing to his memory; no voices, no faces, no memories at all. Brother? Sister? These words brought no memory as well. Who knew, he might not even have parents, or siblings.

The farthest he could remember into his childhood was an old room at the top of an abandoned building. He couldn’t remember any others at all; at least, no friends or family. He couldn’t remember if they had gotten separated somehow, or if they abandoned him.

Kage took off his black and white mask and looked at it. And this mask; he couldn’t remember how he had gotten it either. He had had it for as long as he could remember, it felt like a part of him. Something in his mind told him to always wear it, so he did.

Kage put his mask back on. Next to that; why couldn’t he remember? Something must have happened to wipe his memory away, but of course, he couldn’t remember that either.

He concentrated, trying to dig up a memory, any memory, of his family; no success. Kage sighed again and looked up at the clouds; what had happened to him?
Chapter 1 - [link]

Short prologue is short. But then again; it's a prologue.

Finally got around to start this; although I don't know how many chapters there are yet because I haven't finished writing the summaries yet. But there are two parts, as you can see, this the prologue. Not quite a chapter, but an introduction.

Anyway, when writing the summaries; so many feels. Mah poor little Kage-sama ;_;


Story, Kagekao, Kai (C) :icongingaakam:
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Oh my gosh. This is so beautifully written- Kagekao's feelings are wonderfully portrayed, capturing my feelings for him. The description of the setting is also wonderfully ornate, making my feel like I am really there with him and Kai. I also love the use of Kage speaking his native language and the translation beside it, and Kai's method of communicating without sound. Lastly, the chapter picture really sets the mood for the entire piece without having to read a single word.
All in all, this chapter was amazing! Please keep writing; you really have the potential, and I would love to see more!
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

As always, your stories can make you imagine tons of different things, even in few words.

You know you're a good writer when you write a short draft, and it's still as amazing as a very long one.

It really makes me wonder what's about his past. Because some characters, when you closely watch their attitude, you can clearly tell their past, or at least the base of it. But not with Kage, he's still a plain mystery to me. I cannot even make up a small idea of a hint of what it could have been like. I can't think of what could have developed his sneaky playful characteristic personality.
LaLa41120's avatar
I've reade through some of your stories and they are really good; I love your characters too.
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I am a beginner in Deviant art so I want to ask something.
Do you write literatures in the Journal section?
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I really enjoyed reading this, and I particularly enjoy how you incorporated a foreign language (or, rather, two) into this flawlessly. Something I noticed though... "It was a beautiful blue, fluffy white clouds drifted by the hot sun lazily." The comma placement here sounds like the sky is blue, and fluffy, and white. What you may want to do is just make one little change, "It was a beautiful blue, WITH fluffy white clouds [...] lazily." Other than that, your description is really good too. Great job, I'm excited to read the next part!
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:D thanks, I always enjoy constructive criticism
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I was orphaned as a kid so I get that feeling a lot
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psshh! sign language isn't that complicated... jk it is... I love how you added sign language in this story ^.^ I'm learning it to communicate with my deaf family members
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i never read prologues :D
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;_; I'll keep reading...
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Oh, the feels!
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:iconfangirlingplz:
:squee:Story time! IT'S STORY TIME!
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:D yes, yes it is; everyday at around 11 pm (Japan time) :3
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:DKeen!
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aww, the feels! Poor Kage :(
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OMFG FINALLY!!!! I'M SO HAPPY I COULD PLAY GAMES WITH KAGE THEN I'D DIE AND GO TO HELL THEN I'D RUN STRAIGHT THROUGH HELL WITH A SMILE THEN I'D MEET THE DEVIL AND WE'D HOLD A PARTY AND BECOME BFFS THEN HE'D GIVE ME BACK MY LIFE THEN I'D WALK THROUGH THE STREETS SINGING "ANOTHER WAY OUT" THEN I'D WALK TO SOME RANDOM GUY AND GIVE HIM MY NUMBER AND SHOUT! "HEY, I JUST MET YOU AND THIS IS CRAZY, BUT HERE'S MY NUMBER, SO CALL ME MAYBE!" :iconinuexcitedplz::iconomgboomplz:
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XD you're pretty happy aren't you
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YESSSSS! FINALLY WE GET TO KNOW KAGE'S PAST! :iconinuexcitedplz:
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awwww, poor Kage
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this is slightly depressing.... ;A;
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T.T Poor Kage....
Very well-written story though :D
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:D thanks
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can't wait for the other parts! :love: Your stories are always so awesome that I'm addicted :D
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