Vital Spark OCT Prologue: A New BeginningThe second time had been worse.
The first time it had been over quick. A sudden blast of heat and searing pain had enveloped his consciousness for an instant, nothing more. A warm embrace had awaited him, and had given him another chance.
The second time had been slow. Fire and blades had crashed in the empty streets as lost souls screamed in pain and vengeance. It ended not with the comfort he expected, instead a tearing pain coursed through his being as he felt his two souls become separated and taken from him. There was no warm embrace. No words of reassurance or comfort awaited him. This was truly the fears of all made manifest: there was nothing on the other side anymore.
Blackness engulfed his vision for the second time as he collapsed in the dusty streets of the long-forgotten city.
Uncountable voices fall silent as the lights of another world flicker and go out. Souls without number fall into the darkness. Some had been in pleasure, many in pain. At once they become one and