Gender: Female Location: The Land Beyond what Time can Touch
[i]The time was nearly midnight after the Chosen beings had laid down to rest themselves for the next day. Surely however, they did not anticipate what was to happen on this night of all. For when they slept, a power began to rise. One of unimaginable power. It was the power inside of them-- awaken tonight, of all nights.
As the beings slept, their minds stumbled through the endless veil of dreams. They would dream of many things. Alice would tonight dream of her home, of her parents. Of their deaths. Hank would dream of forever being lost within himself and never realizing his true self. They dreamed of things that would haunt them still... which is perhaps why what happened... did. Before long of being asleep, each chosen.. began to beat. A sound like the thumping of a heart, but it grew louder. And louder. As it did, their bodies became illuminated by an azure light that would shine from within them. Each vein being separately illuminated by the light until every vein beat with the light. As this would happen-- their eyes would open, but they would continue dreaming. Their eyes were drained of all color, to reveal only white. Then they saw it...
In the un-waking nightmare of dreams, they dreamed the same. All of them could see each other.. standing on a destroyed plain, floating above in an empty void. They would see each other, all of them. Seventeen total. Then their attention was immediately drawn from each other.. to another being. A Darkness. The creature is like a demon, yet nothing so weak. This power made the Chosen quake with unquestionable fear. It is the absolute end. It turns it's face to them and pauses. After a temporary pause, the beast opens it's mouth... and unleashes a terrible roar.
The beings fade from the plain. Now standing in nothing but darkness. But soon the darkness too fades, to show the world around. The world... is no more. Death is everywhere, life is no where. Fear... is unimaginable.
A voice from above is heard. The voice seems to speak to the chosen, speak to them so all can hear.
"Listen to me my children... For there is not much time.. You must wake... You must wake... and stop it, before it has a chance to begin...! You.. Are the Chosen..."
The voice fades and the bodies of the Chosen awaken. Their bodies like normal once more, they wake up, all, in fear. Despite their bravery... This darkness reaches to all of them. And yet, this was only the first of a great many dreams that they would have before the end... Afterward, a word seemed to appear in their mind. This word, echo'ed. It spoke to all of them. This word was... "Chosen".
Genius had actually eaten the meat, though more out of boredom than out of appetite. Silently he watched the sleeping Alice. There was a certain peace to people when they slept. It was as if the world was alright when you weren't awake. Guardians didn't really sleep so Genius would never truly know how sleeping and especially dreaming was like. He simply stood there and watched Alice. He had closed his eyes and leaned against the wall as if asleep himself for a while when suddenly he heard the rustling of the blanket. His eyes opened, the rustling wasn't the quiet, calm kind, when somebody turned about in their sleep, it was the frantic rustling of a nightmare. Another thing that Genius would never understand fully. Alice was throwing herself from side to side frantically and just as genius reached her to wake her up from whatever hellish vision she was caught in, her body began glowing.
Genius squinted as bright azure light filled the room. What was happening. he took the last step to the dragon's bed and tried to wake her but somehow it wasn't possible. Helpless, Genius watched as Alice's eyes raced about beneath her eyelids. Perhaps this was how nightmares felt. genius shook Alice violently, trying to wake her up. But it didn't work. The guardian sank to his knees in desperation. His master was caught up in a horrorfilled vision and he could do nothing to aid her. The azure light seemed to get brighter by the second and soon Genius had to look away as not to be blinded. The pain of not being able to help Alice was almost physical. His hands curled into fists and he simply looked at them. He didn't know how long he had stood there, staring at his bound hands when the light slowly faded.
Genius whirled around to see if any harm had come to Alice while he had been unable to look at her. He smiled as he saw that she was seemingly perfectly fine and when the young dragon finally opened her eyes again Genius embraced her, feeling eternally grateful that nothing had happened: "I'm sorry I was unable to wake you master. Please forgive me!"
Alice woke up in a panic, cold sweat covered her body, she was shivering uncontrollably then suddenly arms wrapped around her she flinched but realized it was only Genius. It took a moment for Alice to register what Genius was saying, she gently pushed him away so she could look him in the face, "It's alright, I'm fine. It was only a nightmare..."Alice said not too sure it was just a nightmare. The young dragon put on a smile for Genius so he wouldn't worry then spoke, "I'm sorry for making you worry but it's okay now."
It was still early in the morning but after a few attempts Alice found it was impossible to fall back asleep, the vision of her parents death replayed in her head like an endless loop every time she closed her eyes. Alice got out of bed and stitched, she would start her day early which was okay because she had a lot to do anyways. Before too long Alice was dressed in her mage robes and was already casting spells, she used her magic to make her things fade into nothing, it was quiet sad but she had it had to be done. The last things left were the two dolls that acted as her parents, she held them in her arms pushing them close to her chest, "Mother, Father, I miss you both. Hope your doing well and that your not too mad with me." She said then the two dolls also vanished. The young dragon blinked to stop the tears that threated to fall and instead began to think of the next spell she needed to focus on.
Alice made her way to the roof of the apartment building, she needed a lot of open space for the spell she had to preform next. "Alright Genius, I'm going to cast a teleportation spell, opening a portal from here to Colorado." she said then explained why Colorado I want to see the beautiful mountains when we get there, I've seen them in lots of pictures and want to see them up close," she said with a smile. Alice took to the center of the roof and closed her eyes, a green ring of magic appeared on the ground around her, it circled her and and the magic symbols spun around never stopping. Magic of space and time open a gate and make the there near, allow safe passage to the travelers and guide us safely to the place we seek..." after Alice spoke the words a portal opened on the ground under her filling in the magic circle it would stay open only for a few seconds then it would shut. "We'll never see this place again...but we'll make new and good memories where ever we are," she said optimistic then vanished into the portal.
((The portal is open, if you want to still a ride Phoe. and it's not opening to Colorado but to New York closer to the other Chosen. ))
-NO SALT!!! Hank yelled out loud, suddenly waking up from some kind of weird dream before standing up right and punching the air with fire bursting out of his fist and out of across the room and right into the wall to leave a black spot on the wall. He was having a cold sweat, catching his breath as his mind took in slowly of what just happened. Whoa....what a strange dream. He kept sweating while placing a hand on his chin, trying to remember everything he had just dreamt. Chosen...? The word Chosen and the vision of 'The end of the world and all its ingredients' was always on his head for some odd reason. There was also quite a bit of other people that were there with him as well, but he only got a quick glance of them. One of them was very familiar...
For now Hank kicked himself off the bed and started punching the air a few times before stretching his whole body, getting ready for the day ahead. He wasn't working today, right now he was just going to do a little bit of soul searching and checking out any nearby restaurants for 'Chef Specials'. He took a shower before getting his usual outfit on, then head out of the hotel.
Shadoboi had awoke from his Nightmare sweat flowing down his face and shirtless body. His breath was heavy as he sat up and lend off the edge of the bed. Shadoboi couldn't believe what he dreamt it felt so real and the people around him was unfamiliar. He usually dreamt about food or his mom and dad it felt like a sign. Shadoboi got up and went into his shower to wash knowing he would be able to het back to sleep. After freshening up he went to his briefcase and put in a code on the side then pushed a button. This time instead of his food cart popping out rack popped out full of cloths all of them looked exactly the same but each had a small difference. After putting his cloths on he put the rack away and decided to sit out on his window ledge to stare at the city as the sun rose.
Gender: Female Location: The Land Beyond what Time can Touch
Hyrokai awakens after the harsh night, his palm to his head. "What was that..?" he questions himself-- unbelievable. For roughly ten minutes the male simply sits in bed and stares across the room with his hand to his head. He tries to gather what little sense remains in his mind right now. While he does so, he plans out the rest of his day. It should be like normal... exercise, breakfast, exercise, lunch, exercise, dinner, exercise... perhaps he should cut down on something today.
Ignoring his previous thoughts, he finally rose out of bed and made his way through his house, preparing the water of his shower and stepping into the burning water. Perhaps today, he would "Hunt"..
Shadoboi stood up going back into his hotel room but all that was going through his mind was the word chosen what did it mean. He knew it was important but he also knew he had a job to do he wasn't going to keep people happy and their bellies full just sitting there. So he picked up his briefcase and walked out of his room into the lobby and out the door. It was a nice day but he felt it was going to be the beginning of something but he didn't know what. Shadoboi walked down the street and set up shop in front of an ally. People flocked in eating his delicious blends of food. After a while he decided to go on break and shut down his cart heading towards the roof of one of the buildings in the ally behind him. He decided he was going to train for a while and then start cooking he wanted to stay loose. While he trained the word chosen echoed through his head.
A Green magic circle appeared on the roof Shadoboi sat on, it circled and shined brightly slowly being filled in by magic, finally the portal was opened and Alice appeared in the middle of it. The dragon girls eyes were closed, it was always scary to travel by teleportation to a far away location, if you didn't do it right half of you body could end up missing. Alice took a second to feel herself making sure she was all there not daring to open her eyes, "hands and arms, check." she said then bent down. "feet and legs, check." she slid her hands up her body silently checking herself then she got to her breast, "still there and still small..." Alice said with a sigh of disappointment. "Oh well, at least I made it in one piece," she said then took a deep breath to take in the mountain air but instead took in smog and began to cough. "This is Colorado?" she said and finally opened her eyes to see she wasn't in the mountains but in a busy city and what was worse was the guy that was sitting there no doubt seen her little show. "Uh uh uh uh uh" Alice was so caught off gaurd that she had lost the ability to speak, all she could do was hold on to the silver necklace that hung around her neck.
Shadoboi had stopped in his tracks as he watched a green circle appear next to him he stood on his guard not knowing who or what this person was. The green circle had revealed a cute girl with green hair but he didn't let her cuteness throw him off guard. In the back of his mind she seemed so familiar but he couldn't get from where. But that wasn't important right now what was important was if she was after him or not. "Who are you and what are you to be exact? Whats the reason your here answer me."
Moria lay in shadow of the dead city, trying to gather his thoughts. The stone that covered his grave lay on its side from where Moria burst from it, a small network of crack playing along its edges. Moria didn't know what had happened, but for a short moment he felt alive again. A heartbeat, something not part of him for over a hundred and fifty years, coursed through his entire being. He had seen the other beings, felt his mind touch theirs, and saw the beast. Again, he felt something that he had not in all his unlife: the sensation of fear. Raw terror of this shadowy demon moved his form, and the word "Chosen" pulsed with him. Moria knew he would have to fight against the darkness eventually, but now that the living heartbeat, the fear, had faded, Moria faced it. He stood up, now fully separated from the vision, and thought. "Seventeen of us against the shadows," he murmured to himself.
Moria went over the vision again, as best his memory could piece it together. At least two of the beings had arosed his interest: one of shadows, the other hiding a dragon's appearance. There were others , but they did not seem to Moria to be as useful. Those that had powers of supernatural origin were much more like to be useful to him. "I'll find them," Moria vowed, "they must have the power to give me what I seek." What Moria would do if they could not he speculated fiercely, but he was sure he could come up with something entertaining. But first, to find them.
Gender: Female Location: The Land Beyond what Time can Touch
Later in the day, Hyrokai could be found in the city as normal. His clothes resembled his normal attire, nothing special. Though his thoughts were not normal today. Instead of focusing on the beauty of nature.. he was focusing on the "sexy" of nature. His eyes caught a female body as she passed. He felt the urge to say something. The woman had a tight figure. She wore a white shirt that barely covered down over her chest, blue denim shorts which also barely covered. All of this was a sign to the obvious. But despite his desperate desire for sexual activity after such a long hiatus, he resisted. Something today was off... that dream. That dream eats at him like a bloody demon that dug into his soul. There was not much for him to do for the rest of the day, so he leaned back against the wall again and continued to think. In Akemi, Hyrokai would be assigned a mission by the Lady of the Order. But here... there is not much he can do. He lives on a retired salary-- no work to do. 'How boring...' he thought.
Genius was tempted to demonstratively yawn as his master worriedly checked on herself: "Everything's there. Calm down and open your eyes." He didn't know why Alice was so afraid of teleportations and her constant fear of losing something on the way was starting to annoy him. His focus soon shifted to the figure that was standing nearby. Of course he had observed the arrival of the little dragon. As the man addressed Alice, Genius immediately strained against his chains to confront Shadoboi: "I don't like his tone of voice master. Not in the slightest bit. If you order me to kill him I will gladly do so." The guardian was already planning out how to best attack the figure without leaving Alice without protection.
Alice felt Genius's rage and and blood lust in his voice, she knew if she didn't stop being nervous her guardian would kill this guy. The young dragon took a step foward and rose her head to look him in the eye, "uh, I am a mage and I came from California using a teleportation spell but it must gotten mixed up some where and now I'm here." she said kindly but firm. "Oh, how rude of me. My name is Alice Rose," she smiled with a curtsey.
Shadoboi was confused about where she came from but what he was wondering is if she was after him or not how could he believe the story she's telling him it could all be just a trick but the idea of a her being a mage seemed a little farfetched. He thought for a moment then again the idea of there being shadow creature/beings was a little farfetched till he found out about what he truly was. Shadoboi kept his guard up not clear if she was after him or not shadow beings/creatures could change there shape to appear human or even animal. "How do i know your not after me show me proof that you are who you say you are i have a reason to be cautious you know." All while this was happening all that was running through his mind was how familiar she seemed.
Genius roared in anger at the man's words and thundered his arm through the barrier with all the force he could muster. A clawed hand, then the rest of the pale arm appeared to reach out of the amulet, trying to reach Shadoboi while struggling to keep a grip on the material world without permission: "You disrespectful little human! Kneel and introduce yourself to my master or I'll skin you!" Genius snarled in pain as the amulet tried to force him back again. His eyes widened in disbelief and fury as he saw that the human was still not on his knees: "Kneel you miserable wretch! KNEEL!!!" The hand was nearly able to reach the idiot's neck and Genius strained to reach him.
Shadoboi had freaked a little seeing as a hand came out of her amulet but he stood his guard but it didn't appear from what was happening that she could have been a shadow being/creature seeing as Shadow beings/creatures are usually hand to hand, armed or creature combat. But this power coming off of her was different it wasn't even similar to any shadow being he had heared of or faced. But as the hand reached out at him he changed his hand to that of a sledgehammers head and punched the hand. Shadoboi looked down at the girls shadow it was there but it was oddly shaped usually shadow beings dont have shadows unless they where born from a human like him but it was a taboo to mate with a human and his father was the only in the shadow world that had done that. Shadowboi looked at Alice his hand turning back to normal. "So I beleive your who you say you are but the question is are you after me or is it just a coincidence that we met? You seem very familiar to me but I can't place where I have seen a cute face like your's?"
Alice brought her hand up reaching in front of her, "shield!" she said then a pink magic barrier appeared in-between the two guys. "There's no need for violence," she before being shadoboi spoke, he had called her face cute which made Alice blush. "Well now that you mention it I feel like I've seen you before too, oh an we're not after you trust me if we wanted you, you'd be bound by now," she said with no hint of arrogance.
Genius didn't even twitch as the fist turned into a sledgehammer and struck for his hand. He sighed a bit in frustration as the barrier came between them. As Alice spoke he immediately reacted, his hand disappearing back into the amulet within a second. His face formed into a grimace as he felt his arm burn in pain at the exertion of leaving the amulet: "I still don't like the look of him master." Genius then remained silent, his eyes didn't stray from the stranger who still hadn't introduced himself for even a second.
Shaodboi was curious as to what or who that was coming out of her amulet but if he asked maybe he could get some answers. "Sorry I was so rude to a pretty girl like yourself but I have to be on my guard. But my name is Shadoboi Pleased to meet you so what exactly brings you to this roof top." Shaoboi thought that if she was an enemy she sure was cute but it's no way that shadow beings would hire a none shadow being to kill him but he wouldn't hold it against them. He just had to figure out what she was all about to see if he was in danger or not.
Gender: Female Location: The Land Beyond what Time can Touch
Hyrokai had left his apartment, having taken only few things. However, he had left and it was clear that he would not be returning. This time he was not wearing his training gear but instead a wear of white and golden trimmed Heavy armor. He carry a large sword over his shoulder as he simply walked. Though as he walked, his body opened up to the world around him. It was as if the powers that had laid dormant in him sense birth had instantly awakened-- though their limits were not well known. He knew that there were others like him, but as much so as the desire ran him through to see these others like him, he was here on business. He had ventured deep into the states and finally arrived. Of course.. the desire to see them burned brighter as he was fully aware that not far from here were others like him. He turned and looked in the direction.. there were two of them to be sure. The woman named "Alice" and the male called "Shadoboi".
"No.." Thought Hyrokai quickly. He moved his right hand up to his skull and pressed his fingertips to his skin. "I have a mission to accomplish.." Hyrokai quickly turned from the direction of his others and walked toward a more wide open section. He needed the perfect spot to begin this magic. As he walked, a smile quickly came across his face as he reached a wide open field. Not common to find anymore with industrialization at its growing age but he found it. Now it was time for the solution to begin...
Hyrokai walked around in the field and stopped, only to move his right hand back into the bag that hung from across his shoulder. He grabbed a crystal from the bag and removed it, then dropped it onto the ground. By the time he was done with this task, several crystals laid in the ground. After he was done doing this, Hyrokai walked toward the center of the crystals that had been placed.
"Soon the world will be enveloped by darkness.. Lady Arcania said that I would know when it was that I should call them, I can only assume that the dream was a sign.. It's time for us to mount a defense against the end.." Hyrokai nodded once to himself in approval of his idea, and with a quick swing, he pulled his blade from his shoulder and spun it upside down, then with a quick thrust-- he planted the blade deep into the soil. He swung his left hand out and called out loudly "Now it is time for the God of Balance to bring it to all! Balance take thee! Awakening Soul!" The ground shook around the field and from above, a light could be seen sparking at each crystal. A beam of light shot from each side until it formed a large symbol into the ground. Hyrokai backed away quickly from the center as the light shot up high into the air above. The light could be seen for miles and would surely capture the attention of all those in range. Hyrokai awaited, and while he did, a smile appeared on his face.
"Finally.. My destiny has come.."