The Lantern of Souls: Part 2

68c13caffeb73b390ac16cad96dfdf72.jpgRavanah sat staring out of the glass trying to memorize every single thing that crossed their path Lann said they could escape but how was that possible from inside the stupid lantern.  The swaying motion from the lantern swinging in the wind was starting to slow until it came to a stop.  As she looked up the glass she seen nothing but woods then as if it had been here the whole time a stone house covered with crawling vines up here before her eyes this sure is some mansion she thought. Once inside the blinding light from the fireplace was so bright that caused her to squeeze her eyes shut in turn away until they could adjust wind her vision was finally returned the whole world had been flipped upside down literally the lantern has been turned upside down and she was now falling out of it just to end up in a another cage she thought the fall might have hurt if it were not for Lann who cushioned her fall.

It was the cage she was in that creeped her out the most it was not just a cage it was the mansion Lann had talked about it was like a huge Barbie doll house her parents had bought her when she was young but only this time she was that all and there would be no happy times here. Lann seemed as if he was right at home walking over to the sofa that set before them in what seemed to be like a living room or no may be a bedroom judging by the day bed that sat by the right side of the wall she noticed the room was painted black with a blue horizontal stripe going around the room this must be lanns room. She was about to ask for her room was when she felt an uncontrolling magic pull her out of lawns room and across the hall to a room that looked exactly like her bedroom in her real house from the four poster canopy bed to the clear and white lights she had hung the around the room to keep away the dark. She had always been terrified of the dark not because it was the dark that scared her but because of what lie in wait the dark.

She felt before the need for shake as she looked out the window in her bedroom of the playhouse she seen the face of the soul reaper but it did not look if like the one in the stories she was always told this one had hair so black but in the light it reflected all the colors of the rainbow and her face was on the face it was the time mask the holes where the eyes should be when nothing but black and it was like blood tears ran from the eyes down her face to a grim line in her mouth should be. Her attention was cut short when she felt hands grip on to our shoulders she’s so swung round so fast and without warning her here flew out like razor sharp nails but she hit her mark judging by the hand that Lann now held the cover his eye.

When Ravanah opened her eyes and and looked too the doorway of their copycat room her eyes brimming with tears threatening to spill over them until dam she had created since the moment would she was dumped into this house of horrors were alone Lann w you could as standing there looking her his eyes no longer filled with darkness that filled with kindness as he looked at her she was slowly breaking and she knew he could that see it but she no longer cared as her soul was going to be her new body and she would be passed around for entertainment like a common prostitute and she would no longer care about anything.
” Giving it up so soon are we my we my little lamb? I thought surely you have at least a little more fight them at just look at me I’ve been here for so long I forgot what my original captor looked like I’ve been passed from one soul reaper to another for so long there are just too many to count but I still fight and every day I will fight until I can’t any longer. I have nobody to return to the I will not be a slave to anyone ever again.” There was now a fire behind his eyes she found hope something she thought would be impossible in such a dark place that there was shining like the sun it was so beautiful she can look away she just kept staring into those eyes.
” I don’t know what it is with you calling me stupid animal names that knocked off OK I’m not an animal I have a name and its Ravanah did learn to use it. So Mr. Big shot what do you suggest we do now be like a ghost into space for the walls?”
” First of all darling I know you name but its far too much fun riling your feathers to stop now and seconadly what do you think this is some kind of cartoon you can’t walk through walls if I could don’t you think I would have been long gone by now I’ll wait now I forgot I’m staying for the sites.”
” OK then smart guy what do you suggest we do?”
” We should probably stop standing around and go downstairs to introduce you my pet to the others.”
” Wait, what others, do you mean others more like us?”
” No I meant the rest of the furniture of course others like us were not the only ones I told you earlier there are many soul reapers that wander the lands.”
” I don’t think I’m ready to meet anyone else.”
” Well my shy of lamb that’s too bad because if I don’t take you down stairs to meet Kyamie or there won’t be a house for us to live in.”
Lann stalked toward her like an animal ready to pounce on its prey once directly in front of her he placed his hands firmly on her hips she was about to swap them away when she felt her feet being picked up off the ground before she was thrown over her shoulder and she started flailing like a child being dragged out of a toy store.
” Put me down you ass.”
” Not a chance in hell my little kitten.” A kitten he called her she would make him think kitten.

As they descended down the stairs she thought about what Lann had said to her earlier about not giving up and fighting may be she would if he has been here for so long and yet still had hope even without a body to return to then there was a chance for her to also hope.When they arrived at the bottom of the stairs he rudely flipped her off his shoulder and onto a red comfy chair that she was just about to let him have it when she looked to her right and saw five others looking at her she felt her cheeks warm as she began to blush. She normally didn’t consider herself shy but then again she always had at least one person around her that she knew in this room she was surrounded by strangers even if Lann told her that he was her friend she had only just met him.
” Welcome, my name is Kyamie I thought I heard someone new being dropped into a room.” This must be the girl Lann was talking about but she did not very intimidating though could she rarely tear down the whole house. She was just a little bit shorter than Ravanah may be about 5’1 and her hair that went all the way down to her butt was slightly curled but mostly waves her smile looked like one out of a beauty magazine it was lovely and inviting but she couldn’t help but get a sense of betrayal hidden deep behind the smile.
“Heya, my name is Eugene i’ve seen you have met the local douche bag Lann it’s okay if you don’t like him none of us do.” The boy that no spoke looked like he was straight out of a funeral he was wearing a light colored shirt with a dark tie and his hair looks like it had been geled up on the top and the side where cut into a fade but he still had a five o’clock shadow he showed her no smile he only gave her a small wink. She was starting to get very annoyed with everything being just blue and different tints of dark and light.
She kept waiting on the last boy to in introduce himself but he just kept staring at the book he was reading as if she were nothing then a mere fly he face held a bored expression of disinterest and his hair was long enough to be put into a bun where it sat on top of his head and his face was long overdue for a shave she rolled her eyes thinking he looked like half the guys that go to her college and would never understand why guys suddenly started obsessing over beards it is not like they just grew over night they have been around for generations.
“That my dear lamb is Ethan the royal princess of the castle as I like to call him but never mind that Kyamie and Eugene this is Ravanah.”
” Hello everyone it is nice to meet you or I guess as nice as nice can be in these circumstances.” She gave everyone a smile and tried to make it look sincere but she was still a little shaken up about everything.

“Okay now that the introductions are over we don’t have much time left it is almost midnight and the games will begin soon.” Kyamie’s voice grew dark and her eyes turned to stone as she addressed everyone in the room Ethan who had been so lost in his book even shut it to glance at Kyamie she wanted to ask what are these games but she was too afraid to interrupt so she sat quietly like the rest.

“Ravanah I know you are new to this but you must follow my orders or you will die and by die I mean your soul it will be eaten and you will no longer exist in the world of the living or the world of the spirits do you understand.” Ravanah’s heart started to race as her mind started to assume the worst about these games they were not fun games but death games and she would soon be a player. Her mind was snapped back to Kyamie when Lann put a hand on her shoulder for reassurance as he looked to Kyamie and shook his head in agreement for her, he moved around the chair and sat on the arm of it as he bent down low to her ear he whispered.

“I told you I would fight no matter what and I will but I will also make you a promise that no matter what happens I will keep you alive my dear lamb.” She could not help but to find comfort in his words even if his stupid animal names were getting very old very quick.

“If you two are done with your little moment I would like to get back on topic here. Now I have been watching the reaper for the past couple of days and I looks like she has made a castle like a huge one with a courtyard and a forest with valleys so it looks like tonight we might be hunted or we are doing a deadly game of hide and seek either I think we are ready for. Now Ravanah, our goal is to protect each other that is why we all have survived here for so long so I you help us we will help you.”

Great another game of hide and seek that is what had gotten her into this whole mess in the first place but she was just about to agree to help the other with Kyamie and Lann when the dooming started it was like it was coming from inside her head she closed her eyes and grabbed her head as she put her head in her knees when the third and final boom stuck she waited a second. When she opened her eyes she was squatting on the ground with trees all around her but none of the others were in her sight, she was again alone in the middle of the woods then out of nowhere she heard the howling of wolves there was at least two or three packs of them by the sounds of the howls and they were spread out all around her. She needed to find Lann and fast she was assuming that spirit wolves must be different than regular wolves and she was not sure how to handle them, her safest bet would be in a tree as she climbed she could not help to let out a low pathetic laugh once again she found herself in a tree in a game of hide and seek only this time it was for her life.

 

So my scary story kind of is a bust and it is just turning into another fantasy story :/ sorry to disappoint you all if you were excited about a scary story I will be attempting to write a scary one again later on so fingers crossed it works out!

 

© White Rabbit

 

 

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