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Ontarys
12/16/2003 2:31 PM

OOC: Havnt been around much latley. But I've been itching to do a thread like this for more than a year. I simply dont have the time to make it a full out thread, so just to ease my mind im gonna post it as a short story. If you like you can expand on it after the ending. (I'l explain how at the end as doing it here would spoil it).


BIC: Domir walked along the trail he always did at this time of day. He enjoyed the backways and hidden animal trails that lead him into the wilderness. It lead him away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with its guards, lords, peasants, merchants and the like.


He preferred the rustle of the leaves as the summer wind blew, as if wisking away all his worries. The scent of every flower, every animimal. The soft trickling sound of the slow moving river, timid now in the still days of summer. He loved the sense of freedom. Yes, He was quite pleased he had found this trail, but there was another reason. He knew not far off a certain someone would be waiting for him. At exactly the same time every day he meet with her at there secret meeting place. A cliff overlooking the city, nestled amoungst trees. It was a lovely place, a place for only them.

He paused as he saw her. She sat with her legs crossed a-on a tree stump waiting expectantly. He could never forget how beautiful she was.
She rose to hug him and spoke in her odd accent........he still hadnt gotten her to tell him where she came from. "I almost thought you had forgotten me" She said with a smile. He loved that smile, her soft red lips looked almost in a permanent pout or pucker. Faining irritation he merely chuckled "OH! even a fool such as I could never forget the love of my life".
At that she drew away. She was always touchy when he spoke of loving her. He thought odd of a woman, they were always trying to get you to love them. Well he didnt care how she felt, he would tell her what he meant on this day. That he wanted to marry her. He wasnt sure what she would say.......but he would give it a try. He reached out his hand to hold hers. He paused as he noticed she was trembling.

"Domir, there is something I must tell you. I will be leaving the city."
A sudden fear overtook him as he held her tightly. "WHY!!!! I will go with you."

She only shook her head slowly as tears slowly rolled down her cheeks. Suddenly it was cloudy outside, that was another odd thing. He noticed that whenever she cried it rained.......a fool notion he shrugged.

"No Domir, you cannot go where I must. there is much about me you do not know.......nor would you understand. We must cherish the time we had together and remember."

She sighed as she looked at him. He had that look he would get when he would not accept no for an answer.

"I dont care what you did in the past or what you are running from. I LOVE YOU. Nothing will stop that. I will follow you to deaths door."

With that she flinched. Angrily she jerked away from him. "Dont be a fool. No, I am the fool. I knew from the moment I met you it could never be. Not.............not for someone like me. Please.........for me. Dont make it harder than it already is. If you dont I will leave in the night and not say goodbye."

Domir drew himself up, eyes damp and swollen. He knew when it was time to let things be. "Will I ever see you again?"

He was suprised at the immense sadness in her face when she replied......"Yes, you will see me again and I will rue the day that I see you next for all eternity. Let it be many years before we next meet."

With that she turned and ran. Domir did not follow, he only stood as the rain fell softly at first then in torrents..................





Being wise is knowing that there is yet more to be learned.

[Edited by Ontarys on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 3:36 PM]

[Edited by Ontarys on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 3:49 PM]

Ontarys
12/16/2003 2:53 PM

Two years past Domir lay in his bed. Sweat Beeded on his forhead even though there was a slight chill outside. He looked at the town doctor and his uncle. They were talking softly but he could hear them clearly " Will he be all right? Two years straight he has done just barely enough to stay alive. Its like he lost the will to live. Says the woman of his life left him. I never saw him with one." The doctor nodded. "Indeed, it may be some new sickness, whatever it is it looks bad for him. He doesnt have much longer."

Domir didnt care how much longer he had. As far as he was concerned he had lost it all when she had left him........odd he couldnt quite remeber her name now. The sickness must be taking him over for sure then...he didnt care. He closed his eyes..............

A low distance rumble rang through the town. Growing louder and louder. Thunder boomed and sharp flicks of lightning licked the night sky. The driving rain fell as if angry alive........alive with anger and angst. The wind whipped and whirled. Through it all Domir kept his eyes closed and ......remembered....it played in his mind again and again.....

Domir drew himself up, eyes damp and swollen. He knew when it was time to let things be. "Will I ever see you again?"

He was suprised at the immense sadness in her face when she replied......"Yes, you will see me again and I will rue the day that I see you next for all eternity. Let it be many years before we next meet."


He wished then that he could kiss her lips just once more. To see her face and rejoice again........He opened his eyes.........noone was in the room. He could still hear the raging storm out side. The constant snick snick of hale as it beat against the roof tiles, the steady boom of thunder as it rolled angrigly in the night. He blinked.................In astonishment her saw her. Tears flowing down her cheeks, face in a sad smile. He rose........realizing he was too weak he lay down again. "I KNEW YOU WOULD COME. I KNEW YOU LOVED ME." She put her soft delicate fingers to his lips to hush him. "Yes....I have come. And yes... I love you." He sat up, joy filled his eyes..."Will you stay with me?"........

She closed her eyes as if in silent agony. "I cannot......I have come to take you with me." She sobbed openly now in ragged gasps clutching his hand tightly. "You fool. Why did you have to love me so?" Slowly she pulled away. He was confused.

"How can you not stay with me yet you have come to take me with you?"
Just as suddenly, she stopped crying. It was her duty. One she took ages ago. She was neither male nor female. Whatever she chose to appear as. Finally she spoke in almost level tones.

"I have come for you because.............because..........I am death"

Domir stared in awe, shock and disbeleif as she began to glow.

"As much as it pains me................you must come with me. But before that I give you what has never been given any other.........My Love." Slowly they kissed. Outside the storm raged even more furiously..........She laid him down tenderly. Her hands went slowly over his eyes......to close them for the last time. The kiss of death.........she thought ironically. She knew.....what be must be.

Without another word she vanished. But the storm raged on for a long time after.................


OOC: If others would like to continue this, you are welcome to. Just respond and I will explain how. ;) at any rate. Im finally glad I got to post it.
Being wise is knowing that there is yet more to be learned.

[Edited by Ontarys on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 3:39 PM]

PrincessOfDarkness
12/16/2003 6:44 PM

OOC: I would love to enter this thread, but I have not the fainted clue how....(http://www.deviantart.com/view/3653881/)

Ontarys
12/16/2003 6:53 PM

OOC: Here is how.........Basically I ended the thread as a short story. BUT. The main char is Death.Can be male or female. She/he has come to feel a little emotion over people dying. And for the first time she/he feels the pain of loss with the death of domir. Anyone can play death, or make up a character that will have to meet him/her sooner or later. Should you choose to make up a char......then let him/her go off on an adventure....sooner or later he will meet her/him and not know it.......or even...........................A quest by death his/herself to die and end all death. LOL. Its endless. Start it any way you want. If you do....I will intervene from time to time as Pladadin. Basically making sure you do your duty.
Any idea you can think of to start a thread.Being wise is knowing that there is yet more to be learned.

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