Reincarnatio Part 6: Screams in the Darkness

So, why is everyone going to sleep? Well, dear Reader, even our characters need sleep too. So they sleep, and we watch the world while they do. We are their eyes while they sleep. I mean, it’s the least we can do for them, right? Well, let’s see how our Reincarnatio is doing now, yes? Here you go, friend; Reincarnatio Part 6: Screams in the Darkness.

A cold breeze chilled the entire city to its bones and made two girls walking the city streets shiver.

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I should have brought my jacket…” Belén muttered, hugging herself and rubbing her arms to help warm her up. “Yeah, a jacket would be nice. Well damn it.” She muttered again. Belén picked up her pace in order to arrive at her destination and be rid of the cold.
Belén, dressed to show off her body in a plain white spaghetti strap and jeans, examined the damage done by the wind to her short red hair in a shop window. “Well, it could be better.” She said to herself, looking into her light brown eyes and frowning. The freckles stood out in contrast to her hair, and the red-head hated it. “Should have worn a hat…but what good would that have done.” She frowned and walked on.

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The same breeze made Rochelle shiver and push her hands deeper into her jacket pocket. “Ooh, that was a good one.” She said, smiling. “Good thing I wore my jacket!” She laughed. The girl would be a sight for sore eyes, if she wasn’t trying to hide her body with a jacket three sizes too big with the hood pulled up to hide her light brown hair and kind blue-green eyes. Her jeans seemed to be the only thing she wore that fit, but even those were partially hidden beneath the oversized jacket.
Rochelle stopped and pulled a hand out of her pocket and examined it. Inside was a small knife with a golden design of a tiger on the handle that she had bought seconds ago at the pawn shop. “What a stupid thing to waste money on…” she whispered and continued walking.

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A scream bounced off the buildings of the city, and made its way to the girl’s ears. Both girls lifted their heads and their eyes revealed a fierce glow. They ran from opposite sides of the city towards the scream, not knowing what they’d find or what they planned to do. They were drawn towards the scream as their pure hearts beat loudly.

 

Reincarnatio Part 5: The Hot One

Oh, and here we are again! I’m so excited to see you again, my dear Reader. Reincarnatio is just bouncing with joy at seeing your lovely, smiling face! So, take a seat and let’s look at the next Part, shall we? And here it is, Reincarnatio Part 5: The Hot One.

A strong wind blew the trees, causing an eerie moaning and cracking to fill the air. Clouds loomed in the sky, gray and untouchable except for a lone volcano that pierced them. The green forest stopped at the bottom of the volcano and was replaced by grim black stone that climbed up towards the clouds, sharply jutting out from the volcano. Steam seeped from the black rock and flowed from a cave near the top of the volcano.

Crazed laughter rose in the air around the cave, circling the volcano and mixing in with the steam and clouds. “Go, Nelson, go!” Belina laughed at the mossy green rock that she had just pushed down the cave and deeper into the volcano. The rock bounced on the shiny black ground, and rolled into a pool of lava that flowed from a crack in the wall. “Oh no, Nelson!” Belina yelled as she ran towards the lava pool. She skidded to a stop before her feet were buried in the molten liquid, her bearskin dress hugging tight to the curves of her body, and coming short on her thighs.

“Nelson, don’t play in the lava! Now is not the time, I hear a rumbling and I feel a storm coming. So then, Nelson, you know we have to sleep now.” She said, reaching into the lava, pulling the green and now-burnt rock out of the popping, molten liquid. Belina hugged the large rock to her chest and began walking towards a pile of dry orange-brown leaves and twigs in a small corner in the cave. She set the rock down next to the pile of foliage, “A fire to keep us warm through the night?” Belina asked the rock. “Of course we can have one, Nelson!” She knelt down and touched a leaf, causing sparks of fire to escape her finger tips and consume the leaf. Belina set the burning leaf down on the pile and the flame raced across the rest of the leaves and branches, creating a large orange-yellow fire that lit up Belina’s smiling face, matted red hair and blazing yellow eyes.

“How’s that, Nelson?” She asked, stepping into the fire. “I think it’ll do just fine.” she said, laying down on the burning pile. She reached out and pulled Nelson to her, humming a lullaby as she did so. “Now is sleep time.” she said, hugging Nelson tight to her chest, a smile spreading wide across her face. “Dream sweet, Nelson.” she said, her eyes fluttering shut.

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Ronais lay in her bed, Sirnet cuddled next to her. She smiled and closed her eyes, drifting off into the realm of deep sleep.

 

Reincarnatio: Part 1

Okay, So here’s some background on this part: It starts off setting the scene for a romantic story. Well, don’t be fooled. This story is not about romance. Although, as with most stories, romance will be present, it’s not the main focus, and that’s not what I’m trying to set you guys up for. I’m introducing characters to you. So here it is; my way of saying “Reader, this is character.” I hope you like what you read.

 

Chapter 1

Setting over the Southern elven kingdom, the sun illuminated the wooden houses encircling the marble castle with purple, red and orange light. The elven Princess Ronais stood on her balcony, watching the stars emerge and snuggle themselves into the black of the night sky. A cold breeze blew through her wavy brown hair, making her pull her shawl tighter around her. She shivered, but couldn’t bring herself to go back into her room. She continued gazing up at the stars until the moon came out and rested in the crescent crook top of the moon-holder tower, illuminating Ronais’ face with soft, pure light. A smile lightened her face even more and reflected in her beautiful gray eyes, twinkling with the stars. The tips of her ears were becoming numb, causing the elvish points to turn a slight red to match her cheeks. She shivered again as she traced patterns between the stars.

“Ronais, what are you doing out here?” Tayrn asked as he looked up at Ronais, standing on the balcony, shivering.

Ronais hugged her blanket closer to herself “I was looking at the stars.” She looked down at Tayrn, the smile still on her face.

Tayrn smiled up at her, and Ronais’s smile brightened. Tayrn’s elvish-pointed ears poked out of his shaggy black hair. They were turning the same color as Ronais’s. His deep green eyes looked at Ronais’s face, taking in the flushed pink. “May I join you?” he asked.

“Of course.” Ronais replied. Tayrn began climbing up the vines that ran up the side of the balcony. Ronais turned her eyes back up to the stars, again drinking in their beauty and light. “I often think,” Ronais said, her lips forming words into steam. “That the stars were not only put in the sky as guides for traveling, but also for life. I believe that if everyone stopped and looked up at the sky every night, everything and everyone would be much different.” She looked away from the heavens and to Tayrn.

“Huh. After growing up with you all these years, I still didn’t know you thought that.” Tayrn said, resting his hand lightly on the hilt of the sword that was sheathed at his hip. “The stars seem remote to me. A cold and distant being that has no interest in the way things work down here. They’re too far away to care.”

Ronais nodded her head. “I can see why you would think that. Especially on a night as cold as this. I should probably go back inside before I freeze to death.” she said.

Tayrn bowed and looked up at Ronais. “Then, my princess, I should be off as well before we share the same fate.” Tayrn reached out and took Ronais’s hand, kissing it gently. Ronais blushed, but the shade of red she already glowed covered it up. Tayrn turned and leaped onto the railing of Ronais’s balcony. He looked back over his shoulder at Ronais, a smile glowing on his face. “Goodnight, Ronais. Dream sweet.”

Ro watched Tayrn jump to the ground from the balcony “Same to you, Tayrn.” She replied. Ronais smiled slightly and walked to the door that led to her chambers.