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Posted: February 7th. 2008 1:49:54 PM

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Ethereal (Part 24) The Horror of the Hallows

by Moonlight Wolf

Age Group: Adult

Life in Jared Hallows
Had become very hard.
Not just for Will and Faye
But for all who lived there.

The servants of the Holy Guide
Hardly gave them any food
And the floors were getting worse.
(For the servants now refused to clean them)

They were worked
Until they collapsed
Where they were allowed
A little sleep.
(About an hour or two.)

They would break rocks
They would till the ground
They would do tasks
That literally had no point.

For all that they could do
Was simply pummel the earth.
No sun shone
So they could not grow plants.

All they were fed on
Were the leftovers from
Other towns and villages.

Will kept his watch
Upon Faye and noticed
She was getting thinner.

Her bones were stuck out
And he feared for her health.
How he wanted to speak out
To stop Faye from starving
Yet he never noticed
That he too was thinning
And that his hair was falling out.

Faye noticed this
But decided not
To say a word.

Many around them
Had died.
The elderly lady who had
Been in the Hallows
Since childhood.
An elderly man who
Was deaf in both ears.
Many more were dying still.

Will had now become
Quite afraid for himself.
Were he and Faye
Going to starve to death too?

Even Faye
Who had worked all her life
Under her father's cruel eye
Found life at the Hallows difficult.

One night
(At least outside Jared Hallows)
Faye decided to confess
Her feelings to Will.

"How I wish I could
Go and visit the Power Haunt
To help me with my strength.
Not all the beatings of my father
Could ever be as bad as this."

Will simply shook his head
"If we are to survive
In this dismal place
Then we must bear
Each others' burdens
Until we can get out
Or until we die."

However it was a
Good few days later
When Will was answering
A call of nature
That he overheard their
Future in Jared Hallows.

Two servants were talking
Which cause Will to rush away.

"The Holy Guide
Will no longer have
To ever worry about these animals.
For the two Death Days are upon us.

"The first will rid us
Of such duty from ever
Having to care for such vermin
Ever again.
For they shall be excuted
Every last one."

The other nodded.

"And when we are done with
These horrid scum
We will proceed to Karmia
That horrid and wretched town
Of vice and folly."

The two servants
Pulled faces at
The very mention of Karmia.

Will rushed back
To speak to Faye
And he told as many
As he possibly could
About what he had heard.

When the servants were away
The inmates of Jared Hallows
Could only do one thing
To save themselves.

They decided that they
Would raise a revolt.

Author's Notes: More Jared Hallows. I hope what's in here isn't too disturbing but you can guess that the next part is going to be interesting.

Author's Location: Bradford, England
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