My bell echoes its
whisper on the cool, damp breeze through the ruins of my village. It provides a
ward against the hungering ghosts of my friends and family, who didn’t survive
the wrath of another man’s god. I rummage through the remains of my ancestral
home, longing for a keepsake, or at least some semblance of a reminder of where
I came from.
I can feel their
ice-hot breath breathing down my neck, blinding by their own rage and betrayal.
It wasn’t me who gave away the secrets of our village’s ancient, magical
defenses, but I was outside the walls when it happened. They don’t recognize me
No longer able to
tolerate the air of spiteful remorse, I leave the village with a small pouch of
seeds exclusive to my home. With all that was turned to ashes, someone needs to
sew fresh growth upon this land. My magic within shall be the only memento I