The door to purgatory was barely seen. Unless you were specifically looking for it, you'd probably miss it. Everyone had some form of reaction to seeing it, most people got a sickening feeling in the pits of their stomachs. Borislav was overwhelmed with guilt, that night flashing through his brain. He could the echoes of Camilla's screaming for her mother as she was thrown in there, the way they met thier eyes and he stared into them as the door shut. Borislav and Kohl had the most visible and intense reactions to seeing that door. "Set up camp now." Kohl ordered his eyes never wavering from the door, everyone's eyes were still glued to the door. They actually found it. There is was, the door to hell, physically in front of them. Suddenly the rumors, the stories, the myths and legends behind purgatory and this door were all real. All the creatures that may be hiding behind the door were more real than they had ever been, they'd only be more real, if they were in fact real.
BOOK 2: FACE YOUR MAKER Everyone, that being Kohl, Borislav, Jen, Peter, Nora, Elizabeth and Gabriel, entered the threshold to purgatory. It was pure darkness, even Borislav's torch wasn't able to light it much. They all just stood there unsure of where to go, it was hard when you couldn't see. In a place like this no one knows what could be lurking, or what traps may be scattered about. "Where do we go from here Kohl?" Jen asked squeezing Peter's hand tightly. "I don't know. I guess we just need to walk. I'll take the torch and go first, everyone go in one straight line and hold on to each other. Whatever you do, do not let go." Kohl instructed reaching out toward the torch, Borislav handed it to him then allowed Nora to grip onto Kohl's belt tightly, Jen held onto her than Peter, then Elizabeth and Gabriel and lastly was Borislav. To avoid losing anyone Kohl moved slowly forward holding the torch as far as he could to see, checking a few steps ahead to make sure he didn't s
The sonar sounds the bats were making now were ear piercing and getting louder as they slowly descended toward them all. "You guys they're getting closer." Jen said worridly gripping onto to Peter tighter than she ever had. "Yeah we can see that Jen." Nora snapped uncaringly. She'd been walking behind them all by just a few feet, tears slowly rolling down her face. She was thinking about Kyle. She knew they needed Camilla in order to defeat Luka so that she could get to Kyle, but a part of her was angry that they were saving Kohl's love while her heart breaks. Feeling that way made her also feel guilty, because she knew it wasn't his fault that it happened to be now that he'd find his soulmate after so many centuries, and that it's the one thing he's been missing his entire, very long existance. Everyone ignored Nora's attitude, but continued watching the bats as they got closer. They reached the boat and as soon as Kohl put a hand on it the bats began to circle about them in
It was pitch black and everyone except Elizabeth was fast asleep. She woke up when she could no longer hear the crackling of the fire. Elizabeth didn't really need to sleep, she did it because she enjoyed it. The hairs on the back of her neck stood up and her body became very aware they were not alone in these woods. Her eyes scanned the blackness but she couldn't see anything, even with her adept night vision. She got up and began to start the fire back up. She had just started to pick up the stones when she heard movement in front of her, she looked up and saw what seemed to be either Marilyn or Peter crouching toward Nora and Jen. When the person stood straight up and Elizabeth could really see the person she realized it was Marilyn. "Is there a reason you're standing and going to Jen?" Elizabeth asked, Marilyn froze where she was and turned toward where she thought Elizabeth spoke from. "I..." Marilyn began, and stopped. Peter and Jen were now waking up, and Elizabet
Nothing stirred throughout the rest of the night, except for the trees. And as dawn finally came Elizabeth went and hunted something down for the humans to eat. By this time Jen was now just a pile of ash, which when Peter saw her he broke down crying again. Sitting just out of sight was Freya, the little fairy who'd been Elizabeth's best friends for many centuries. She wasn't prepared to meet everyone else yet, not without Elizabeth there. Fairies had quite the terrible reputation, it was mostly well deserved though some were exceptions. Elizabeth returned soon after dragging a boar's body behind her. "I'll be honest I was surprised I could find anything for you guys to eat. And definetly not so quickly. How many blood bags do we have left? I still have awhile before I'll need to feed, but I gotta know." "Eight." Gabriel answered looking in the backpack. "Thanks for getting the food." "No problem, can you guys please start a fire over here while I prepare the boar." Tho
As soon as they passed the gate's threshold Elizabeth and Kohl felt their mortality. And how weak they were. Her eyes became normal human eyes that were green like when she was human. She no longer had fangs and all her unique features of being whatever she was, was gone. In physical appearance, Kohl didn't change at all, but he felt it. Freya's wings disapeared and she was a full sized human. All three them were either examining each other, or examining themselves. "Ahhh, ha ha ha!" Freya squeeled excitedly, "I'm big. Look at me! I'm huge!" She was jumping up and down with excitement even though she was about the same size as Nora, she wasn't big at all in human terms. But Elizabeth and Kohl let her have it. "I like this. I like this so much better!" "Come now! Follow me. The king and queen would like to see you." A centaur said, he was larger, more muscular than some of the others and his hair was long and golden blonde. Everyone else had brown or black hair, but alm
"Hmm..." Everyone heard before they saw where it came from. A moment later the biggest centaur they'd seen so far appeared from the hall. "Who are those that I will be battling?" "Me." Kohl said, "and her." He pointed to Elizabeth who was convincingly not looking intimidated. Kohl was calm and cool as he generally was, and Elizabeth was standing tall and firm as she typically did. "Neither of you look like much to be battling. I hope I do not have to go against you," he said looking down towards Elizabeth. "I wouldn't want to damage that pretty face of yours." She rolled her eyes and he tightened his lips in disapproval. "What are your names?" "Does it really matter?" Kohl asked sitting down against the far wall, acting as if he didn't give two shits about anything. "Not really. I just do like to know the names of those I will be battling. To either for them hear their names for the last time be muttered from my lips, or two give congratulations for defeat. Though, I
It was early morning when Elizabeth and Kohl were woke up by buckets of ice water being thrown all over them. Both of them gasped in shock from the cold. "Wake up humans. It's time to get ready for the battle. You must eat and drink now and relieve yourselves. We will be commencing the battle shortly." A centaur they hadn't seen before said tossing them bags filled with fruit. What the fruit was exactly was a mystery. The centaurs grabbed and chained the wrists of Borislav, Nora, Gabriel, Peter, Freya and Johnathan and led them out. "What are you doing with them?!" Elizabeth screamed at them, but they all ignored her. Shortly thereafter Christain arrived to lead them to the armory to get their swords and prepare themselves. "I am trying to figure it all out. I was awake all night trying to figure it out. I'll keep trying, but you need to not die." "Yeah that's an idea." Elizabeth said shaking her head as she grabbed a sword and shield, "uh, this shit is so heavy now. No