I held with dear life to her as we descended the fathom stair into barren darkness, for the world was gone and the grasp of her enlivened bones steadied my heart as we descended through...nothing. It felt weightless, not even sure of whether we were walking or falling. There was aught I could see as she lead me even further down, I was certain we had drowned until a light appeared below us and when we fell through, there was ground.
My body felt like it was hanging upside down all the while and had just righted its self or the world had abruptly flipped over, it was dizzying. Never!, did we ascend yet there the stairs lay behind us, slithering into the ground, madness!, my head spun.
We were beckoned by a soft shimmer of light not far off. It spilled onto the gravel from the perpetual dance of a white ripple across the pellucid obsidian surface of a pool. It came to me unbidden, the eerie vibe of those still waters, it holds a secret so frightening it was hidden at world's end.
The void's edge, yes, for some how I knew in the night that rose beyond the weeds surrounding the pool nothing existed except those who are the secret's keepers. Looking upon those reeds made me shudder, tall and limned with a grey pallor from the pool's glistening surface, for the thought crawled from the crypts of my mind: if what lingered beyond decided to part them and find us they would be...unnatural.
She drew me to the water's edge covered with glass pebbles whose translucent depths encased some arcane force therein, now only a whisper of its ancient power. Her voice fell upon me like a ghost, passing through flesh and bone:" These are the jewels of the fallen skies, dew drops from heaven and in them are fragments of elemental power, some fire, some ice, some wind, lightening. But sometimes one would fall of special potency, in it lies a sovereign element, its dominion lies over all other elements that rains from the lower heaven. A soul stone, born from the death of 10,000 stars."
"Six stars loose their light this night but when they fall the descent will make them one, heralding their sisters who too had lost their grace but lingered on, beneath the fabrics of shadow, embers waiting for the blaze of their rebirth. The final six of ten thousand, falls now." It was as if something cataclysmic had exploded far away, the water trembled, the white glister disintegrated into minute shards, when I raised my head it was as if every star in the cosmos flew with terrible speed towards us, I perceived beauty true, I surrendered my soul to stark fear, divine powers I now overwhelmingly knew.
The heat of the celestial shower cascaded down my skin and oh mercy!, they would soon be upon us, I heard their roar, I never knew darkness could scream that way, shrieks of agony as its layers were ripped away, then they began to spiral in a greater, more soul gripping display, gargantuan things should not move like that!
She embraced me, not to comfort my flabbergasting fears, but to feel another so she may stay her own. It was as if they were caught in a massive funnel falling with the weight of a mountain, the force incalculable for our brains short circuited its signals and failed at our knees as we collapsed into the gravel beneath us. Grey hand raised a black staff as a legion of suns plunged into a vortex of chaotic light, veins as cerulean as her eyes raced in convolutions to the top of the staff and the crystal pebbles rose with it. They encircled us as another ancient power was awaken and melded themselves into a molten sphere but the light bolt pierced even our shield's moire glass and shattered our souls when its cosmic fist fell upon world's end...