Chapter 3: Tick Tock…Tick Tock
The Fifth Month, Leo
The Fourth Week, Caligos
The Fourth Day, Summum Lux
Sometime after, complete blackness came and covered my conscious.
Pain. Unbearably hot pain. The Fallen One’s sword still pierced through my chest, burning away at my very existence.
If I was dying, couldn’t I at least see what I was staring at? Maybe see the last stars in the sky before my soul departed to go to wherever murdered souls went.
It took all my energy to force one eyelid open. At first, everything was just a blur of black and dull orange. Somewhere in the distance something shone brightly. Moments passed – I could hear the seconds tick by as if there was a clock right be my ear – and I tried to lift my head.
I thought the pain would shoot up and leave me dropping dead, but instead the pain slowly subsided. I was sort of dumbfounded. The pain was something like dropping from a building and landing on a dozen sharp