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Solo entry for the epic contest. Check out my collab entry here!
i might have borrowed a couple patterns
This was actually the first song that got me into Camellia, and it's still one of my favorite songs.
It was all gone. The entire city, crushed, burned, and strewn in every direction. I nearly collapsed; Lela was already down, barely breathing but alive. I'd never felt anything like it. The glory of a shining star, the moon itself, eradicating the filthy scratchers once and for all. I'd never felt so weak, yet so inundated with power. I am the creator and the destroyer. These people must comply to me.
I reveled for a bit. Not like I could do anything else; my muscles were so weak that I almost joined Lela on the ground. As most things do, however, the feeling faded. I was left to my own thoughts for a while, waiting for the both of us to recover. I noticed then that I couldn't feel anything anymore - not the physical kind, I just couldn't bring myself to care about the girl struggling to breath by me, the countless people I've slaughtered, the collateral suffered by the innocents nearby. Only one faint thought was left. Her. She's still gone. Destroying Aluces didn't do anything to bring her back. Avenging her death doesn't mean anything if she can't return. She took everything with her when she died. The only way to regain my old self must be to find her again. There was one way, I remember, to make any wish that I desired, one irreversible wish that sold everything I had left to the devouring dusk. But then, what did I have to lose?
"Wait for me, Ama," I remember whispering to myself, a soulless smile on my face. "I'll bring you back."
In hindsight, I should have realized bargaining with the aparsils was a naive presumption.