Horizon at World's End

Raneth's Pact

a visit from Deathless in the Dark

Koschei visits Raneth in her dream to seal their pact, the night after the village is basically razed by fire. Raneth has only a very vague recollection of their meeting, and writes a poem about it.

(I feel a bit weird posting a poem, especially since this style doesn't make sense in the fantasy setting, or for Raneth's personality, but I wanted to capture the creepy feeling and her ambiguous memories, and I'm used to writing free verse, so here we go)

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A Visit in the Dark


I sleep at night, with the sounds of breath,

soft,

all around me,

and yet, I am alone.

Then, our shelter is torn away, and there is no one around, and

 

nothing 


between myself and the night.

It dazzles me, how huge and bright with stars the space is, 
and I wrap my arms around my bare shoulders.

I hear something, calling to me.

It is the sound of worms making their way through damp earth,

of the body's last sigh.

I can't understand what this voice is saying.

I don't know what it wants.

But it wants something from me. And I am powerless to resist.

So I make a promise I can't remember. But it's burned on my heart.


when i wake, i see the sun

it hits my skin, and i shiver

whatever i was before,

goodbye to her

Comments

I had a bit of a “holy sh*t, that’s metal” moment when you mentioned the worms.

Is Raneth’s journal gonna get more dark?

Raneth's Pact
 

I hope so. Let’s wait and see…

Raneth's Pact
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