Slow, scrambled thoughts reentered his head, bringing with it a feeling of confusion. He opened his eyes, finding himself lying on his back on something hard and cold. Sitting up, he rubbed the back of his head, which was throbbing painfully. Where was he? Why did everything look so strange?
Searching his mind, he was alarmed to find that his memory was too muddled to be of any use. Nothing around him looked familiar. The circular room was dimly lit, the only source of light being a row of large crystals that lined the wall, emanating a soft glow. The walls, ceiling, and floor were all dark colored and plain.
A brighter light from behind him caught his attention, and he turned, surprised to see what looked like a large screen emerge from the far wall, lighting up to reveal a strange figure he distantly recognized.
The man on the screen had an odd white and gold aura around him and had long, straight black hair that fell over one of his startlingly blue eyes and contrasted sharply with