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Casting Back

A story told in a second perceptive unsure if this is okay but we shall see.

By Louise Blake Published 2 months ago 10 min read
Casting Back
Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash

The mirror showed a reflection that wasn't my own. As you step through the mirror, you find yourself in a beautiful forest unlike anything you've ever seen before. The trees are tall and lush, and strange, colorful flowers dot the ground around you. The air is filled with the sound of birdsong, and you can feel a gentle breeze blowing through the trees.

Looking around, you see that you are not alone. Amelia, the girl from your dreams, is standing a few feet away from you. She looks just like she did in your dreams, with long, flowing hair and a confident smile on her face.

"Welcome to my world," she says. "I'm glad you decided to come."

You take a few steps forward, still in awe of the beauty around you. "What is this place?" you ask.

"This is a world of light," Amelia replies. "It's a place where darkness doesn't exist. Where there's no pain, no suffering, no fear. Just pure, unadulterated happiness."

You can feel yourself being drawn to this world, to the promise of happiness and light. But something about it makes you uneasy. It feels too perfect, too... unreal.

"I don't know," you say, hesitating. "This all seems too good to be true."

Amelia nods, understanding. "I know it's hard to believe. But trust me, it's real. And you deserve to be happy, to live in a world where you can thrive."

You think about your own world, the darkness that has consumed it. You have nothing left there, no one to turn to. Maybe it's time to take a chance, to try something new.

"All right," you say finally. "I'll give it a try."

Amelia's smile grows wider. "Great! You won't regret it, I promise."

And with that, she leads you further into the forest, towards a new world of light and happiness.

As you walk deeper into the forest, you can feel a sense of peace and tranquility that you've never experienced before. The strange flowers seem to glow in the sunlight, and the birds sing a sweet melody that lifts your spirits. You begin to feel hopeful, like maybe this world of light could be real.

Amelia walks ahead of you, leading the way. She turns back to you with a grin. "You know, it's funny," she says. "I always knew there was something special about you. Even before we met in the dreams."

You look at her, surprised. "You knew about me?"

She nods. "Yes. I've been waiting for someone like you to come along. Someone who could appreciate the beauty of this world and help me protect it."

"Protect it from what?" you ask.

"From the darkness," Amelia replies. "There are forces out there that want to destroy everything we've built here. They want to bring back the pain and suffering that we've left behind."

You can sense the seriousness in her voice. "What can I do to help?"

Amelia stops and turns to face you. "You have a power within you, Amelia. A power that can help us fight against the darkness. It's something that you've always had, but you may not have realized it yet."

"What kind of power?" you ask.

"The power of your dreams," Amelia says. "Your dreams have brought you here, to this world of light. They've given you a glimpse of what's possible. And now, you can use that power to help us fight against the darkness."

You're not sure you understand, but something about her words resonates with you. Maybe your dreams are more than just figments of your imagination.

As you continue walking through the forest, Amelia explains more about the world of light and the threats that it faces. She tells you about the different creatures that inhabit this world, and how they work together to maintain the balance of nature. She shows you the different plants and flowers that grow here, and how they have healing properties that can cure any ailment.

The more she talks, the more you begin to understand the importance of this world. You start to feel a sense of purpose, like maybe you were meant to be here all along.

And then, you hear a noise from somewhere up ahead. It sounds like something is moving through the trees.

Amelia grabs your hand. "Quick, we need to hide."

She leads you behind a large tree, and you crouch down behind it. You can hear the footsteps getting closer, and then you see a figure emerge from the trees.

It's a creature unlike anything you've ever seen before. It's tall and slim, with skin that seems to shimmer in the sunlight. Its eyes are a bright, glowing blue, and its hair is made of wispy strands that seem to float around its head.

"Who are you?" Amelia asks, stepping out from behind the tree.

The creature looks at her with a mixture of curiosity and suspicion. "I am Amara," it says in a voice that sounds like music. "Who are you?"

"I am Amelia, and this is my friend," she says, gesturing to you.

Amara looks at you, studying you closely. "What brings you to this world?" she asks.

"We came through a mirror," you say, feeling a little unsure.

Amara nods. "I see. And what do you want here?"

"We want to help protect this world," Amelia says. "We want to fight against the darkness."

Amara considers this for a moment, and then nods. "Very well. I will take you to see the others."

You and Amelia follow Amara through the forest, feeling a sense of excitement and anticipation building inside you. You can't help but wonder who the others are and what role they might play in this world of light.

As you walk, Amara tells you more about the creatures that inhabit this world. She explains that they are all connected, living in harmony with each other and the natural world around them. She tells you about their powers and abilities, and how they use them to maintain the balance of nature.

After a few minutes of walking, you arrive at a clearing in the forest. There, you see a group of creatures gathered around a tree that seems to be glowing with a soft, pulsing light.

Amelia and Amara approach the group, and the creatures turn to look at you. You can see that they are all different, each with their own unique features and abilities. Some have wings, while others have long tails or sharp claws. But they all share the same sense of purpose and determination.

Amara steps forward and addresses the group. "These two have come to help us," she says, gesturing to you and Amelia. "They want to fight against the darkness and protect this world."

The creatures look at you, studying you closely. You can feel their eyes on you, and you suddenly realize just how much is riding on your shoulders.

"What can we do to help?" you ask, feeling a sense of urgency.

The creatures look at each other, and then one steps forward. "We need your help to find the source of the darkness," it says. "We believe that it is coming from a place beyond this world, but we cannot go there ourselves."

"What kind of place?" Amelia asks.

"It is a place of chaos and destruction," the creature replies. "A place where the darkness is strongest. We believe that if we can find the source of the darkness, we can stop it before it spreads to this world."

You nod, feeling a sense of determination building inside you. "We'll do whatever it takes to help," you say.

The creatures look at each other, and then nod in agreement. "Very well," one says. "We will help you prepare for the journey. But be warned, it will not be easy. The darkness will try to stop you at every turn."

"We're ready," Amelia says, with a confidence that surprises even you.

And with that, the creatures begin to prepare you for your journey. They give you weapons and supplies, and teach you how to use them. They show you how to navigate through the forests and mountains of this world, and how to avoid the dangers that lurk in the shadows.

As you prepare for your journey, you can't help but feel a sense of excitement and fear. You don't know what lies ahead, but you know that you must do everything in your power to protect this world of light. And with the help of your new friends, you're ready to face whatever challenges come your way.

With the creatures' guidance, you and Amelia set off on your journey to find the source of the darkness. You travel through forests and mountains, across rivers and deserts, always on the lookout for any signs of danger.

As you travel, you come across other groups of creatures who have also been affected by the darkness. They tell you of the destruction and chaos that has been wrought upon their world, and of the hopelessness that has set in among their people.

But with each group you meet, you also find a sense of resilience and determination. They are all fighting back against the darkness in their own way, and they welcome you with open arms.

Days turn into weeks, and weeks turn into months as you journey further and further from the world you once knew. You encounter all sorts of creatures along the way, some friendly and some hostile, but with the help of Amelia and your new friends, you are able to overcome them all.

Finally, after what seems like an eternity, you come to a vast, barren wasteland. The ground is blackened and cracked, and the sky is filled with swirling clouds of darkness.

"This is it," one of your creature companions says. "This is where the darkness is coming from."

You take a deep breath, feeling a sense of trepidation. You know that this will be the toughest challenge yet, but you are determined to see it through.

You and Amelia, with the creatures at your side, begin to make your way across the wasteland. The ground shakes beneath your feet, and you can hear the distant sound of screams and roars.

As you move forward, you see the source of the darkness in the distance. It is a towering fortress, surrounded by a moat of black sludge. The fortress seems to pulsate with a malevolent energy, and you can feel your heart pounding in your chest.

But you know that you must press on. You and Amelia take a deep breath, and with your weapons at the ready, you charge forward.

As you charge forward, the creatures at your side let out a mighty battle cry, and you all rush towards the fortress gates. The black sludge in the moat seems to come alive, trying to drag you down, but you fight your way through it.

Finally, you reach the gates of the fortress, and you can feel the darkness emanating from within. The gates loom before you, imposing and foreboding, but you and Amelia exchange a determined look and push them open.

Inside, the fortress is a labyrinth of twisting corridors and deadly traps. You fight your way through hordes of creatures, dodging arrows and dodging traps, until you finally come face to face with the source of the darkness.

It is a monstrous creature, with writhing tentacles and glowing red eyes. Its very presence seems to suck the light from the room, leaving you feeling weak and powerless.

You and Amelia step forward, ready to face the creature, and the creatures at your side let out a deafening roar of support.

The battle is intense and grueling, with the creature unleashing a barrage of attacks at you and Amelia. But you stand your ground, parrying and dodging the attacks with skill and determination.

Finally, with a mighty strike, you and Amelia land the final blow, and the creature falls to the ground with a deafening thud.

As the creature falls, you can feel the darkness lifting from the world around you. The creatures at your side let out a cheer, and you and Amelia embrace in relief and joy.

The world around you begins to shift and change, as the darkness recedes and light floods back into the world. The once-barren wasteland blooms with vibrant life, and the creatures around you bask in the newfound light.

You and Amelia stand together, looking out over the newly restored world, feeling a sense of peace and satisfaction. You have saved the world, and you have done it together.


About the Creator

Louise Blake

Louise or LouLou loves writing so much it has became a career she loves. But while struggling with the starving artist part she is trying to find a job that can give her a passive income.

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  • HandsomelouiiThePoet (Lonzo ward)2 months ago

    Nice writing ✨❤️I like the world of light😉

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