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    Genesis

    Post by Diana Ridley on Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:28 pm

    TIME: 8:20 PM
    DATE: June 9th


    Humming a light tune Diana continued on her walk. It’d been a hectic few days, what with all the magic and deity talk and learning about all of that. It still disturbed her some to learn that an entity of death had marked her, but she tried not to think about it too much. If she did she might begin to panic much like she had before with Fear. Yeah, best not to think about that.

    So instead of thinking about it she kept walking, turning her attention to more important matters, like getting a job and-wait, what was that? Diana paused in her walk and stared ahead, standing under a light post was some sort of… Cat… Moth… Creature. Certainly not the oddest sight she’d seen here but there was something about it that just felt… Wrong. For one thing it was straight up naked and yet… It had no genitals, nothing that she could see anyway. The second strange thing hit her suddenly. It was standing under the light but… It cast no shadow. The light was directly above the entity but it was like it wasn’t even there.

    What’s more it was staring right at her. The large, pupilless blue eyes were locked completely on her green ones. It, he? Whatever it was was soley focused on her it seemed. To test this she look a step to the left, and his eyes followed her. A light breeze blew past them, making Diana’s hair wave, but did nothing to the others fur. Something else that was wrong. The two just stared at each other for what felt like an eternity to one, but far too short for the other. His grin, which had been stretched wide across his face since she’d spotted him grew a tad bit wider. “Found you.” The deep voice reverberated and carried in a way that it shouldn’t have, not in this area.

    It was at those two words that the young woman turned tail and ran like her life depended on it. She wasn't entirely sure why she was running in the first place, the city was safe wasn't it? But the way he'd looked at her, the wrongness the surrounded him...

    Heels not meant for running clacked against the pavement as she took random turns down the streets, almost desperate to be rid of him. Adrenaline fueled her after she’d lost what little stamina she had to keep going, her pulse was pounding in her ears, but she couldn’t bring herself to care. It was several blocks when she finally had to stop, her lungs burning from exertion. Diana ducked around a corner and put a hand on her chest. She closed her eyes and fell back against the wall, still trying to catch her breath. “Who was that…?” She murmured out loud.

    “You should know, Dear One.” That same voice, the same reverberation that carried it, yet it seemed impossible to tell how close or far it really was from her. It almost felt like Kev talking, but she had seen the creatures mouth move with the words before. With a whimper the young woman opened her eyes and slowly looked up.

    Too close. He was far too close to her, towering over her with a wide, sharp toothed smile. He was just staring down at her, unblinking, unmoving. Diana pressed herself further against the wall, her knees starting to buckle from their earlier strain from running and her current fear. He reached up a strange hand, his fingers segmented and the limb from the elbow down seemed to be… Exoskeletal. He only had two fingers, but on each side of his hand there seemed to be a thumb. She tried to shrink back from his hand but she had backed herself as far into the wall as she could. So instead she felt the things fingers brush against her face gently.

    Another surge of adrenaline hit her and she bolted to the side and past him, she had to get somewhere safe! The Sanctuary! The Sanctuary was safe! There would probably be people there! And it wasn’t too terribly far!


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    Re: Genesis

    Post by Diana Ridley on Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:30 pm

    Earlier and in another dimension...

    Just a few weeks until his Dear One would go on to further his plans. Right now she was walking back to her car, she would take a short cut through the trees to reach the parking lot, and she would arrive safely. That is what he had seen, that is what he knew, so it was with little concern he turned his attention elsewhere.

    In her father’s office a secretary was filing paperwork, with a wave of his hand, his presence unseen to the mortal, her pen rolled off the desk and under it, thanks to a bump in the floor that hadn’t been smoothed out when it was being done because the worker doing it had been having trouble with his girlfriend and was in a rush to finish so that he could attempt to salvage the relationship. His carelessness meant that the secretary would spend an extra 10.5 seconds searching for the pen, putting her behind in her work, as such she would misplace some of the paperwork when she went to file it as she was also in a rush to get back to her home and see her children before they went to sleep.

    This would create extra work for the firm which would lead to Robert Ridley having to work on the 22nd of May, thus making sure that he and Elizabeth Ridley would be unable to pick up their daughter for a night frivolity in celebration of her day of birth.

    Pleased with himself he turned his attention back to the parking lot that his Dear One would be entering from the south east in 3… 2… 1…

    She wasn’t there.

    Puzzling, it wasn’t often that he was wrong. In fact the only times he had ever been wrong were due to interference from an outside force. A strange feeling overcame him, a burst of energy, the desire to check on his Dear One despite knowing that he would know if anything happened to her. He would have to ponder on that later, instead he narrowed in his sight on his Dear One, she was stepping through a portal.

    A portal had stolen his Dear One. He gazed into the multiverse, finding a universe that employed such tactics, he saw his Dear One in one of the many realms set aside for those that found themselves at a portal. Another feeling grew in him, it was harder to place, it made him want to do rash things, it made him want to punish whoever had stolen his Dear One, this Portal X. She was his.

    He examined his options instead. Without his Dear One eons of work had unraveled, sure he still had his Little One and his Brave One, but both his Little One and his Dear One had to be together to achieve what he desired. His Little One would not do it on his own, and he had spent too much time cultivating Diana Jeanette Ridley, he simply couldn’t continue without her.

    This event, however, opened up the possibility of branching timelines. Such a pivotal figure in his machinations suddenly taken, it would have to. He visited each timeline that had branched off, going back 1 minute and twenty two seconds before the event took place in each one so that the other versions of himself would be prepared to derail their Dear Ones away and back on the desired path.

    But that left him in a strange predicament. What did he do now that his timeline had been doomed by a faraway god? Stay and be wiped out eventually? Or… He turned his gaze once again on the portal, mortals would think that his actions would take some time to accomplish, but in reality he had done so in the time it took his Dear One step fully into the portal, which she had almost accomplished when he found her. He watched as the portal started closing, having stolen from him one of his favorites. It was almost closed when he made up his mind, going through every possibility beforehand and stopping off somewhere to grab something. Stepping up to the portal he materialized, grabbing the edges before it could close properly. His smile grew strained as he forced it back open, expending a good amount of energy to do so. Yes, this Portal X was strong, and though he knew he would lose much of his strength upon following his Dear One, he felt it the right decision. He had lived without his future sight before, he could do so again.

    Once he was sure it was stable he stepped through, finding himself on the edge of the woods, much as where his Dear One had started out in this strange world. Weeks had passed here, but thankfully his sight was still useful, he knew exactly where to find his Dear One. Smiling wider he started walking, as he seemed trapped in his physical form for the moment, towards the city.

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