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Posted: January 30th. 2008 11:07:11 AM

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Ethereal (Part 17) Nightmares

by Moonlight Wolf

Age Group: Adult

Lightning flashed
In the darkened sky
And many snakes
Crawled on her belly.

She laid their
By the feeling of them
Crawling upon her.

The wind howled
And the trees shook
With its utmost strength.

Trixie called out
She needed help
She wanted to be freed
From the coldness
That surrounded her.

Thunder crashed in the sky
So loud that Trixie felt
The crash in her chest.
The snakes hissed
Over the howling wind.

Her arms would not move
Her legs were tangled in vines.
She could not escape if she tried.

Trixie shivered and let out a cry
That was drowned out
By more thunder anf lightening.

One branch was hit
By the blue and white flash
It caught fire
And fell near
The vines that had caught Trixie's foot.

Some leaves caught the flames
The snakes slithered away
And the flames slowly spread
Towards the vines
And Trixie's entangled feet.

She screamed
Trying hard to free her foot
But even as the vines were burning
Trixie had no luck.

Her skirt caught the flames
And they rapidly spread about her.
Poor Trixie screamed
And the ate at her skin
Burning, white hot
Pain searing through her body.

Another fiery branch
Fell on her chest
And the fire increased dramatically.
Trixie was trapped
In insufferable heat.

Slowly the flames
Neared her head
Catching her hair
Frying it.

Trixie screamed
And with all her might
Forced herself upwards.

Only to find,
Once again,
That it had all been
A horrible nightmare.

Many days had passed
Since Killian had mentioned
Will's alledged betrayal.
More followers had joined
More footsteps gone by.
Trixie felt the aches and pains.

But she would bear these forever
To rid herself
Of these nightly terrors.

Somehow she knew
That to sleep again
Would mean another
Fright to face.

So in the many nights to come
She stayed awake
For as long as she could
But it was inevitable
That she would sleep
And another terror in the mind
Would come.

Kathy and Seamus
Grew terribly concerned
For Trixie was going to be ill
If she refused to sleep.

So on one night
The three went to him
To see if the Holy Guide
Could cure Trixie's terrors.

Killian looked at them
When they asked this.

"The terror that you have
Trixie who is so bold and brave."
(He said this with such
Dripping sarcasm that
Trixie nearly slapped him.)

"The terror that you have
Was sent by the Holy Guide
As punishment for
Such irreverence
And insolence
And such lack of respect."

Trixie shook her head.
"The Holy Guide
Show no respect
It insulted both Will and Faye.
How can you follow such a being
That has to create such fear."

This was said weakly
For Trixie was tired
Deprived of all peaceful sleep.
Her head was hurting
She felt sick.
All she wanted
Was for her terrors
To go away.

"Sacrifices must be made."
Killian said quietly
"We all must give up something
If Karmia is saved
By renouncing Will and Faye
Then I will do so.
And if you too
Wish to have peace again
Then you too must
Give something up."

"What of Kathy and Seamus?
Trixie asked him
"What have they given up?"

"Kathy gave up Lord Karmia
Seamus gave up his family
And we all sacrificed our
Comforts and pleasures
To come on this pilgrimage."

"Then is that not enough?"
Trixie did ask.
"What would the Holy Guide
Like me to give up?"

Killian looked at her
In a casual and offhand way.

"What you must give up
Is much easier
Than what Kathy or Seamus had to.
They cut their hearts in two
To come along with us.
Your sacrifice is simple.
Very simple.
The Holy Guide just
Wishes for you to submit
To its will and leave
Your spirit of irreverence behind"

Now Trixie fell silent
And prepared herself
For another night of horror.

To tell Trixie to be
Submissive and obedient
Is almost to ask
The wind not to blow
The rain not to fall
And the sun not to shine.

Such was this awful time
For poor Trixie
Who was not one
To take things flat
Who had to stir
Who had to be loud,
That she fell into
What could only be described
As an absolutely horrid depression.

Author's Notes: Poor Trixie. Well I hope this part is not too horrifying or violent for you. How will Trixie cope with her nightmares? Perhaps a solution will come in future parts.

Author's Location: Bradford, England
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