Monday, January 01, 2007


After an extensive fight, we seem to have finally escaped, successfully rescuing Mateo. He's tired, and slightly wounded, but is alive, which is what matters. Suddenly, as we clear the courtyard, I notice red essence lines snaking through the floor, to different points of the courtyard. Knowing what's coming next, and also knowing this fight is way over Mateo's league, I yell at the others "Magma Kraken!!" as I lift my right hand, gathering essence into a disk, while I reach for Mateo with my left hand, bringing him close to me. As I pull him close, holding him, the disk slowly washes down around us, forming a crystalline dome, which is quickly put to the test as a gigantic tentacle made of magma pulls up from the ground, and tries to smash us. My barrier holds, thankfully, but I don't know how long can I hold. The look on Mateo's face, scared, gives me the resolve I need to protect him. Like I said I would all those years ago.

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