Sound the Bugle"Sound the bugle now.....Sound the Bugle by ~Orinjambie
Play it just for me...."
Sila dangled her legs over the roof's edge. Four stories below the ground spread out, beckoning her to come down. Alyss looked up, her sad smile reminding Sila all the more of what happened. The woman's short red hair didn't stir in the soft breeze that blew.
"As the seasons change, remember how I used to be...
Now I can't go on,
I can't even start..."
Two weeks before, Alyss had died in Sila's arms. Her injuries from the battle had been too great. Six broken ribs and both lungs had been punctured. Her spine almost broke from the sudden blow, and beneath all the layers of leather and cloth she always wore, her skin had been charred and burnt. Despite everything Sila did, her sister had still died.
"I got nothing left.... just an empty heart."
"Something you wrote?" a voice asked. It was the voice of someone Sila once knew but hadn't seen in what seemed forever. Sila didn't turn as she nodded. The voice was silent for a moment, as if un
Road in the Dark: PrologueI do not know if there are words that can express my need for forgiveness, for it was I who discovered the key to humanity's salvation. It was I who crafted the foundations of a true utopia where humanity could realize its awesome potential and finally put an end to the seemingly endless suffering that encompassed the whole of society. I made possible a perfect world kept together by peace and love. I had faith in the power of humanity.Road in the Dark: Prologue by ~Orinjambie
I was naive.
I offered them salvation; a means to free the world, and instead they enslaved all that was good to the service of corruption. They used the power of peace to wage war. They savaged the earth until it rotted and was riddled with maggots that poisoned the air until the skies turned black. They condemned themselves to filth pits when faced with the option to be more.
They condemned her.
This... this is the true nature of humanity. They are foul beasts with minds full of the willful malice to smite whatever good is left within them, bent on mu
Road in the Dark: Chapter 1A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.Road in the Dark: Chapter 1 by ~Orinjambie
"One ticket to Crytex please." Sila slid her identity card through the arching half circle beneath the plexiglass barrier.
"I need to see your I.D." The man behind the glass was probably no older than 30, but seemed too tired to really even care. He barely glanced at the small laminated card before sliding it back with a ticket to Crytex. "Have a safe trip."
Sila gave a brief smile of thanks as she turned to face the quieter-than-normal station. It was earlier in the evening and a handful of people were scattered throughout the metal seats. Some sat together and talked quietly while others were content to keep the distance between themselves, keeping busy with whatever they had on hand. Sunlight shone in through the windows, falling in rectangular blocks across the tiled floor. If one looked just right they could mildly blind themselves, spots of blue obscuring their sight. Sharp claws dug into
Innocence will be discontinuedInnocence will be discontinued for the time being. This version was started by a friend and I as a way to pass the summer. I currently working on rewriting and expanding on the world of Alore. I won't post much of it until I have a good amount done, that way I'll be more motivated to finish it and hopefully spark some of your interest. Until then maybe you'll enjoy one of my other storiesInnocence will be discontinued by ~Orinjambie