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Prologue

A young girl, around the age of six or seven, was playing with some lilies she had picked from her mother's favourite flowerbed. The grass tickled between her toes and the wind played with her dark red curls. The white dress she was wearing was covered with mud stains and green smears from the grass.
"Mother won't be pleased when she finds out what you've done..."
The girl ignored the whispering voice and looked at the petals of the pink lily she was holding.
"She will scold you for dirtying that pretty dress she made especially for your birthday."
"But my birthday was a few days ago," the little girl replied softly.
"That doesn't mean you can make it all filthy now does it?" The whispering voice seemed to snarl and she winced.
After a few seconds of silence she turned her attention back to the flower. Slowly, she removed every petal.
"What are you doing now?" the voice demanded.
"Nothing," she whispered back.
"I can see what you're doing..."
A little scared she looked around; the sunlit garden was empty. She could hear birds singing and the very faint sound of her father snoring in the living room. "You used to be nicer to me," she said softly, pouting a little. "Why don't you play with me any more like you used to?" She picked up a white lily and smelled it.
"Because you are getting older," the voice sounded grim, "I've seen your future..."
She plucked at the petals, tearing them into tiny pieces.
"I have to leave you."
"Why? Don't you like me any more?" the little girl asked sadly.
"Maybe I'll come back when you're a bit older."
Both were silent for a little while.
"How about we play one last game before I go?"
The girl stopped plucking and smiled a little, "What kind of game?"
"You have to concentrate, okay? First, I want you to sit with your legs crossed; yes, just like that."
She could hear that the voice was happy.
"Now, make a small cup with your hands and place them in your lap. Good girl."
She could almost feel a hand patting her head in approval and she smiled.
"Now, focus on your hands. Let all your energy flow into your cupped hands."
She closed her eyes and concentrated hard. "I don't understand," she said softly.
"It's okay, you're doing fine; just keep going."
"But I don't know what to do." She opened her eyes and saw a bright light in her cupped hands. First, she was amazed at the sight and just stared at it half smiling. Then, she felt something cold and slimy in her hands and with a shriek she un-cupped them and jumped up. A white worm slithered through the grass until it burrowed a hole and disappeared into the earth. "That wasn't a fun game!" she said angrily.
"I'm sorry," the voice sounded sad, "I have to leave you now. I won't be upset if you forget me."
She didn't understand, "Why would I forget you?"
"Like I said, you're getting older. Also, it will be better for you if you did. We will meet again though, so don't be sad."
She sat back down on the grass and picked up another one of the lilies. "Okay," she whispered.
"Goodbye for now then, Aislinn."
"I'll miss-"
She was interrupted by her father coming into the garden, "Are you okay? I heard a scream." He picked his little girl up and looked at her, "You're a mess; your mother is not going to be happy with you." Her father kept on lecturing her, as he carried her towards the house.
She looked at the spot where the remnants of the flowers lay. Her head felt empty now, as only her own thoughts echoed back at her. The voice was gone...


Chapter 1 ~ Prelude

It was hot, nearly summer. Aislinn was cleaning up the house; she had celebrated her birthday yesterday by throwing a big party. Looking around, she took in the mess. A broken beer bottle, glasses under the couch and table, a plate in a flowerpot... She sighed; she had to clean it up all by herself. Some friends had offered to stay and help, but she had stubbornly declined.
Aislinn was the youngest of all her friends, eighteen since last Wednesday, and it was the first time she had hosted a party. Her parents had only agreed to the party if it would be on a Friday and if she was going to clean up any mess. Her parents went away early that Friday to spend the weekend abroad; they would be back by Sunday afternoon.
She thought of one of the agreements, "Okay, we won't mind any alcohol, but only if you clean up the mess should someone become sick!" Looking at a dried up puddle next to the backdoor she sighed again and walked into the kitchen to get all the necessary cleaning items.
She searched for a bucket and found one on top of the fridge. Whilst reaching to get it off, she shook her head, "Next time, I'm going to parties instead of hosting them." She finally got the bucket, dumped it in the sink and filled it with water and soap.
While searching for clean cloths she found plastic gloves. Looking at them she thought of the mess near the backdoor and, with a grunt, decided to pull them on. With some effort she raised the bucket out of the sink. It was a bit too full, making it top heavy.
She began to clean the whole house, starting with the living room. She washed, vacuumed, cleaned the windows...
   
When the entire ground floor was cleaned the sun was already high in the sky. Aislinn still had to clean the garden and the first floor, and then there was that huge pile of dishes in the kitchen still waiting to be washed.
Aislinn decided to take a rest; if she couldn't finish it all today, she still had until tomorrow noon. She dropped the mop she was currently holding, took the gloves off, walked into the kitchen and threw them on the counter. Looking at the fridge, she thought it was well deserved to have a cool drink.
While sipping on a cold soda she walked around the house. The birds were singing outside and she smiled as she walked to the window. The sky was blue and flowers in the garden were in full bloom.
"Only one more week and then ... summer vacation!" she screamed the last part out in joy. On a day like this she was happy she lived in a large house outside the city, as the neighbours here were a mile away from each other. She gazed at the forest that stretched beyond their garden and she smiled as she remembered playing hide and seek in there with her slightly drunken friends last night.
Her reflection in the window smiled back at her; her long, dark red hair was tied in a ponytail. The ribbon she had used to tie her hair up was already hanging loosely on her shoulder. Her focus went back to the garden and her brown-greenish eyes widened upon seeing something stick out of the bushes. A leg? Quickly she put away the empty glass and ran outside.
Now closer, she recognised the shoes immediately. They were blue with red dots and the socks were green with white stripes. Looking up she saw the orange skirt and the yellow with purple shirt belonging to one of her friends.
Confused, she wondered, Didn't they all go home last night... Or early this morning?
Next to the girl was an empty beer bottle; she stirred and turned around, ending up with the bottle in her side. The girl groaned and moved again.
Aislinn had to laugh at the funny faces her friend was making and this woke her up. She rubbed her eyes, but it took a while for them to adjust to the bright sunlight. Aislinn helped her up.
"What do you think you're doing?" she asked, moving strands of black hair out of her vision.
"I'm taking you inside for a glass of water, Emily."
The girls walked towards the house and just as they were about to enter through the back door, Emily turned away and threw up in the patch of lavender.
Oh, God not again, Aislinn thought as the smell of vomit reached her nose.
 
After throwing up Emily felt much better, though she did complain about a throbbing headache. Aislinn helped her to the living room after which she went into the kitchen to get her friend a glass of water and an aspirin. Handing them over, she sat down next to her.
"Now tell me, why didn't you go home?"
Emily swallowed the pill and flushed it away with a few gulps of water. "I did go home last night... I just didn't make it out of your back yard." She gave a sour grin, "Guess I shouldn't have downed that last bottle of beer..."
Aislinn just glared at her judgingly.
"Okay, maybe the last couple of beers... Just please stop looking at me like that," Emily pleaded.
Aislinn sighed and let it go, figuring the headache would just have to pass as her punishment.
 
Emily stuck around and helped clean up the remaining mess. The house and garden were spotless late in the afternoon. They were just drying off the dishes when the phone rang; Emily's parents wanted to know where there daughter was hanging out at. Emily explained that she had decided to sleep over and that she had helped clean up the house just now; she neglected to say that she had slept in the backyard. She asked Aislinn if she could stay the night, she nodded and Emily told her parents she wasn't coming home tonight either. Her parents didn't seem to mind and with a grin Emily hung up.
"So what's for dinner? After all that cleaning I'm starved!" Emily exclaimed, rubbing her stomach for emphasis.
"We can order some Chinese food?" Aislinn suggested.
A grin spread onto Emily's face and she started to bounce up and down, "You know exactly what I love!" She jumped her friend, pried the phone from her hands mid-hug and scurried into the living room. "You want anything special, or just the regular stuff?"
Aislinn giggled, "The usual is just fine." She knew Emily was crazy about the local Chinese restaurant, if she was allowed to she would eat there every day.
 
During dinner they talked some more about the party. "We have to play hide and seek more often in that forest, it was so scary last night!" Emily spoke with her mouth half-full.
Aislinn laughed, "No it wasn't, it was a clear sky and the moon was half-full, I could see perfectly were everyone was. That, and drunk people are very bad at keeping quiet."
Emily sniggered, "True, but it was fun nevertheless."
Aislinn thought for a moment as she chewed on her noodles, "Perhaps we can do it again sometime this summer, though I don't think I want to host another party inside the house."
"We can easily go for a forest party," Emily grinned, "It would be so awesome! We could set up a tent site, make a fire pit and roast marshmallow!"
Aislinn smiled, "That's not a bad idea at all."
"And hey, perhaps he could go and find you then in the dark," Emily's eyes twinkled.
Aislinn's face flushed, "I have no clue what you're talking about." She shoved some food into her mouth so she wouldn't have to say anything else.
"Oh, come on Aislinn! Don't you think I kept an eye out yesterday? He arrived a bit late at the party, but he kept buzzing around you. I was kinda hoping he would snog you somewhere under a-"
Aislinn elbowed her friend in an attempt to shut her up, but it only made her laugh.
"Okay, okay, I'll drop it. Still, how long are you going deny your feelings for him?"
Aislinn swallowed her food and glared at her friend. "I'm not denying my feelings, I just," she looked down at her plate and stirred the remaining food around, "I just don't dare telling him yet... What if it isn't mutual?"
Emily padded Aislinn on the back, "Oh, silly love-struck you. Believe your best friend in this when I tell you it's mutual. You might not see it, but I have. The way he looks at you... Oh, believe me, he wants you. No, he craves you."
Aislinn playfully removed Emily's hold on her and they laughed as a small play fight followed.
   
After dinner, a shower and a movie the girls went to bed. After a goodnight hug Emily disappeared into the guest room. The guest room was next to Aislinn's and was, just like all the other rooms, quite spacious.
Aislinn's room was very cosy and colourful. The ceiling was light blue with dark blue stars, the walls light purple with light blue streaks and the plush carpet light green with blue streaks. A large rainbow coloured beanbag filled one corner of the room.
Her dad always asked if she didn't think her room was too childish, but she loved all the colour.
Looking at her room with pride, she thought about Emily. Emily wanted a room just like hers, but with even more colours. However, her parents disagreed on a multi-coloured bedroom, so her room was just yellow with green. Emily's little sister on the other hand was allowed to paint the walls herself. This resulted in multi-colour uneven rainbows and colour blazes. So, naturally, Emily got upset and convinced her parents into letting her paint the walls again. The girls had made plans to do this together during the summer holidays.
Comments are very much appreciated =^_^=
:blackrose: Especially some useful critique is welcome :)

Beware of mature content in later chapters due to blood/gore, sexual themes, violence, strong language...

*edit 21-06-2014*
Some text added.


*edit 20-02-2013*
Some minor text changes. Special thanks to Marenne <3

*edit 10-06-2011*
Some minor text changes to increase story flow. Also improved the spacing and fixed some dialogue mistakes (thoughts are now italic).

*edit 15-07-2010*
Added a "real" prologue to this chapter :) What happened will return in one of the later chapters so be sure to stick around :meow:

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Millennium is a horror/fantasy story.

Aislinn starts having nightmares a few days after her birthday and they tend to get more real each time she falls asleep. As her friends grow more concerned, she starts wondering about how to stop the nightmares; with horrific consequences. Then one of her friends seems to know what's going on and tries to help her. Her problems aren't that easily solved however, and it seems things will only get worse; especially when her friend turns out to be more than just another friend...
As the story goes on, more becomes clear about the demonworld Dylix, and what every millennium brings...

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:blackrose:Millennium, Teaser
:below:Millennium chapter 2 - Dreams


:blackrose: Millennium - Brothers

:blackrose: Millennium Character Sheet


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Artwork in preview made by myramiss
Aislinn by myramiss
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zenx007 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
EPIC Prologue is EPIC :lol:...and EERIE! :XD: Really, the part about Aislinn as a child is the prologue. :)
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Writer
Thanks hun <3
And did you know, the prologue was added later? (The childhood part) As it was first, it was rather boring in my opinion xD
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pirostorm445 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
when is there gonna be more chapters to read?
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Writer
I promised my readers another chapter before the end of this month, and I'll try my very, very best to keep to that promise :)
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pirostorm445 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
YESSSS!!!!!
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Saru-AngelicWerewolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I looked up my name a while ago, and Aislinn is a celtic version of my name meaning dream or vision. So reading ur story I understand why you chose Ireland and the name. I love it. Im so facinated with this story.
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011   Writer
Yup, very true :)
And I must say I enjoy picking names with a meaning behind them :innocent: You'll find more such names later on, except for some which I already had which only have a meaning I understand ^^;

And thank you :tighthug:
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Saru-AngelicWerewolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Aislinn, thats a lot like my name. Ashlynn.
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011   Writer
I noticed :3
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Saru-AngelicWerewolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
:3
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konekonekonaito Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The originality of this story is amazing, as well as the detailed description of the monsters that haunt her dreams. You get absorbed into this with the first chapter to the point that you have to know how the next installment goes. Kudos, love.
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Writer
:tighthug: Thank you so much for giving this comment <3 I really appreciate it and I'm glad you like it so :D

Got anything I can improve upon? :meow:
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konekonekonaito Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love, there isn't a thing here I would change. Keep up the good work! :iconsnuggleplz:
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011   Writer
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konekonekonaito Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
....... well that's a new hug....
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011   Writer
teehee
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Taniece2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist
haha my problem is. my book keeps goin. lol i havent been able to divide it by chps.OR finish it. haahaha. but i lik it so far =)
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
Hihi, I know the problem =P As for dividing by chapters... If you can't really divide it just go by pages :)

And thank you :D
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Taniece2 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist
ah ur wwelcome and thx =)
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ginger908 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
woooow your a great writer and really mean it i normally dont like to read alot but i couldnt stop readin this
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Shimaira Featured By Owner May 28, 2011   Writer
Well I hope you like horror then because this is just the start *smirk*
I hope you will continue reading this, as readers are hard to come by and I LOVE every reader I get :meow:

Thanks for the great compliment :tighthug:
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blueshadow-foo-luver Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
hey, is there a summary for the book? jw for the contest. ^^ btw, when are all entries due?
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Shimaira Featured By Owner May 6, 2011   Writer
Sorry, no summery, only the character sheet for an overview of the characters. As for the story I'm sorry but you'd just have to read it ^^;

And the contest will run well into summer :)
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blueshadow-foo-luver Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
alright, thanks! :3
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little-wild-one Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Ooo now this is interesting, I'll have to read on and see what it's like! :eager:
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Shimaira Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Writer
Thank you very much :D I hope you'll like it =^_^=
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Whatchamacallit123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! It's set in Ireland!! I had a feeling it was when I saw the name Aislinn. It's an Irish name! :D Thank you for setting it in Ireland! That chapter was AMAZING!! I've just strated reading millenium, and It's brilliant!! Please keep going! :D
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Writer
Thank you very much :blush:
I hope you will like the rest just as much as the story setting will change ;)
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Whatchamacallit123 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I will like it, I'm positive!! ;) I've read the first 2 chapters and already I'm captivated! :D

btw, are you on ff.net??
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Writer
:blush: Thanks :D

And I got an account and an unfinished story from say, 6 years ago? :XD: Not an active member in the slightest ;)
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Whatchamacallit123 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol that's cool! you should finish it, I bet it would be great!! :D
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Writer
It's a long term project :) I'm already working on the second half in my head :XD:
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Whatchamacallit123 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Get it on paper!! lol :D I'm sure it's brilliant :D
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Writer
I'll have to finish the first bit first though ;) but thanks =^_^=
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MizzArcee19 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist
I like it,this fic remind me of myself when I was a little girl...
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   Writer
Thank you :)
And which part, the voice or the worm =P
(note: I get my inspiration from real life and dreams ;))
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MizzArcee19 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist
My life seems like the fic cuz I've always have that "thing" that i can see and talk to "people" that you're not able to see and Feel
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011   Writer
I doubt you'll be the only one that has that :) (and I'm talking about people that can really see and talk to "others" not people that just think they can)
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MizzArcee19 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist
I dont think I can,I see "others" and IŽll wish I dont have that "gift" because is not always nice,well its not nice at all,some people say things like "that must be cool" but is not because a real ghost is not a white sheet and a demond isnt something with tail and horns and red,I know Im not the only person but I wish to meet somebody like me so I would feel less alone :)
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011   Writer
You see them as the persons they were? I only saw one once and it was white but shaped as a person (and it freaked me out, I was a kid) other than that I just get the orbs on pictures (and 1x a picture with half a man, he was missing legs) as for demons... As far as I know from my dad they don't even need much of a shape... (my dad has been bugged by them several times, I only feel the bad energy that's in his room sometimes, I don't "see")
And I meet people from time to time that can see entities. Just last friday we had a shamanistic drumsession at the local new age shop and the woman leading it was able to see guardians, angels, spirits, other entities (she told me I brought the fairy people in with me that night). The woman living behind our house can also see entities.
So I doubt you're alone hun ;) ever tried searching for a forum site where you could talk with other people? Maybe they'd even have some tips and tricks on how to "turn" yourself on and off.
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MizzArcee19 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Yes I can see them and yes almost always they are like white,when I went to high school I used to see a women without her legs it was wired, and for the things I see some demonds dont even need a shape but some of them take the shape of an animal(only once I saw one in the shape of a pig) or a little children,Im able to see angels but they are not very common for me to see them,I just watched one,spirits yeah I see them,some of them molested me but the worst are the demonds,and other entities but I never see a fairy.
I can see that Im not the only one :) and I dont know if there are tricks to "turn" myself on and off because the people can write in forums and maybe they dont know nothing about this kind of things so its not 100% truthful
(BTW sorry for my bad english I know that in this message I have so many mistakes but I do my best ;) so if you dont understand something feel free to tell me :) )
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011   Writer
(it's okay, I was able to understand everything :))

And you're right about people not always being truthful. They can also just exaggerate, and tell things much bigger and wonderful than they are just so they feel more "special".
And spirits molested you? How? I just get "bugged" in my dreams but I got no clue of that's just my subconscious being a bitch or another entity O_o
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Mareonet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Writer
Interesting. Sounds...almost like she had a guardian. Err, maybe not a guardian, but that's always the first thing I think about when I read about little kids talking to some older, inhuman creature like that...
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011   Writer
Hehe, I think you'll be surprised when you'll find out to who that voice belongs too *grins*
Thanks for posting a comment <3 *is a comment whore* :XD:
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lorrelion Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I need to start reading this again
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Writer
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Same here though with Eden :paranoid: Gwah, I need more time in a day :XD:
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twistedaround Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
... i neverrealy read this but i am defiantly going to have to
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Shimaira Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Writer
=^_^=
You like horror then?
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twistedaround Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
YUSH!
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lorrelion Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
So this is very good. I love the great pains you go to make sure we have a perfect picture of exactly what is going on in out heads.

Sorry I didn't read this earlier. It's been on my to do list for a while but I never got around to it. I'll definatelly be reading more over the next couple of days. :D
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