Dark Song 2

  Crossroads I look at Ehraval, and the darkness that covers his eyes. What secrets hide within? I find the black energy well that always circles around me. I dip energy hands in the well, and bathe my eyes, over and over. I turn toward Ehraval. Thick darkness pours out of my eyes, and covers him, as the darkness from his eyes covers me. Slowly, the darkness from our eyes grows brighter, until light pours out and circles around us, forming a bright sphere of spinning light. I take Ehraval’s hands and look at his eyes, bright mirrors. Within the reflection, I see myself, also with mirror eyes. “What are you, Ehraval?” I ask him. “A dead spirit?” “An angel?” “Where are you from?” “Does it matter?” he asks me. “It matters to me.” He hesitates for a moment. “I was once Jiku, a long time ago, but I could…

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Dark Song 1

  Watchtower’s Song My steps echo as I walk through the empty Watchtower. The visitors are all gone for Meesa, the day of joy. Everyone gathers with family or close friends to celebrate the wonder of life, and the joy it brings. Everyone, but me. One guardian must always remain with the tower. Shazira eats the holiday meals with her parents. She has seen one child die, and the feelings of loss still race through her. I have no memory of it, but I can sense her feelings through our bond. She keeps watch over Tzina, remembering the death watch of our son. Shazira won’t let herself hope, even though she’s seen the Bizra message. I believe the message. We will find a way to save Tzina. There are losses that pull at my heart, and challenges that threaten us all. Even with Tzina hovering over death, I still feel…

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