“Do I know you,” I asked wondering how he knew my name? He slowly made his way over to me, “Probably not anymore, it has been a few years since you ran away from your duties.” Duties? “What do you mean duties?” He put a hand on my shoulder, “Well, your destiny that is. You’re the light.” I cocked an eyebrow at him moving away from him, “Woah man I don’t know you. I remember being here, but not you.” He laughed, “You were merely a child back then I understood why you ran away. Now since you’re an adult you’ll be happy to stay.” I held up my hands, “What the hell are you talking about? What destiny, and what light?” He walked over to a window, “The light of that,” he replied motioning out the window.
I made my way to where he was, and my mouth dropped open. It was a sea, a sea with pitch black water. “You’re the light to the black sea.” I began to back up, “Thats not a sea, thats clearly mud.” I knew I sounded ridiculous, but I had to keep my feeling under control. It wasn’t that I was angry, it was because I could remember. My mind was racing trying to piece together everything, but It was all a blank. “Mud? It’s your sea, it’s what gave birth to you. You’re out god.” I looked into his gray pale eyes, “I told you I don’t know who you are? I’ll just leave.” “You’re not going anywhere,” His voice went dark. I turned to him slowly to see two horns on top of his head, “What the-” “You will save us,” he screamed at me. Fear went through me. Why was I acting like this, why was I afraid? “Brand him,” his deep voice echoed through the empty room. Men rushed in faster than I can react, and one grabbed me by my arms forcing me down to the ground.
As much as I struggled I couldn’t move, and it was pissing me off. I was weak, I couldn’t get away. I looked up to see a brander slowly coming down onto me, and as the hot metal touched my skin pain went through my body. I could feel the bones in my body rearranging to let my wings burst out, and as they did they jumped back pulling the brander away from me. I could feel the blood starting to run down my arm. “How dare you!” I screamed as I took the air. My vision was red, and I found myself drawing my power from the pain. A girl ran in, and as my eyes met hers I remember. I remembered everything. I remember being here, why my father took me away from here.
I looked at my arm at the brand, and slowly it began to heal. “You want a light, I’ll give you one.” I held my hands up to the sky, and lowered them. BOOM! Rocks started to fall down, and the man from before ran toward me. I let my feet touch the ground, and grabbed him around the neck. His eyes went wide as I picked him up off the ground. “You know I wonder if these people know they’re worshiping a demon?” I could hear the guards moving in, and as I looked behind me I saw my father. He was walking up to me. “Well, You have remembered what happened to you here.” I dropped the man to the floor, and as I slowly moved toward him relief washed over me. I felt like crying, and that was something I didn’t do often. He opened his arms to me, and as I went into his embrace everything went dark.
“Daddy, help me,” I pleaded. As I looked down at my hands I noticed they were shaking. They were small, and as my father came into view I noticed something. His hair was longer, and as he picked me up I figured out why. I was a child, a child who was afraid. My father held me in his arms squeezing me, and as he turned to leave I met the eyes of the girl. She was glowing, and her eyes were bright white. “Daddy, what’s wrong with that girl?” He put his hand on the back of my head, “She’s very special, very special to this society of people. She’s the light.” The king grabbed her by the arm pulling her backwards, and then my eyes came open. I was laying in my room, and as I looked over I saw Nora. “Nora,” I groaned.” She raised her head, and her makeup looked like she had been crying. Her arms went around me, “Iron, I’m so happy you’re okay.” Her voice was shaking, “What happened?”
She looked up at me, “ You don’t remember.” I looked into my mind remembering the fear I felt, “I remember being afraid.” She straightened, “Iron, I felt everything but fear in you. It was more of rage.” I grabbed her hand, “What exactly did I do?” She swallowed squeezing my hand, “Iron you slaughtered an entire village of people.” I sat up, and pain struck my body. Nora laid her head in my lap, “I was so worried, and so was your father.” I ran my fingers through Nora’s hair, and my father walked in. “It’s good to see you’re awake.” I looked up at him, “I saw you before I was here.” He nodded, “Indeed you did, but you pulled away from me afterwards. I had to put you in a temporary coma to get you under control.” “I was at that place-” “Yeah you were, and thats why you killed all of them.” I looked into his eyes, “What do you mean?” He sat at the end of the bed, “When you were younger and they kidnapped you I put a timer in you.” He lowered his yes, “ A timer that would make you black out when you went back there.” “You made me a killer?” He smiled, “I’m afraid that was all you.”