Total Desolation Part 47

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Total Desolation Part 47

Aagneya took me outside and we started walking through the forest. We kicked at stones and watched animals scurry past as we got deeper into the forest. We laughed as leaves rained down on us after a squirrel fell through a tree.
After a period of time had passed, I don’t know how long, I had gotten lost in this world, we emerged from the forest. I was surprised to find we were at the back of the mansion, my mansion. I stared at it, unsure of what to do.
“Do you know what this place is?” Aagneya said from behind me.
I searched my brain for the right answer. “I don’t know.”
“It’s a place that only those who they see as “pure good” are allowed to enter. I can’t get in, watch.” I did watch. He started walking towards the mansion and as he got closer he seemed to be in physical pain. His face contorted in misery and soon I saw that the whole place was covered in what seemed like a purple haze, it glimmered as it came in contact with Aagneya and zapped at him, sending off little bursts of electricity.
Aagneya came back, the purple haze of electricity too much to get through. He sighed, “There’s supposed to be someone to live there that is supposed to save this place.”
“Save it from what?” I asked him.
Aagneya looked at me, “From me, and you now too.”
I stared at him, this really was what I had to save The Black Parade from, this man, this guy who created Reapers to kill off the dead for his own benefit just do he could rule.
Aagneya interrupted my thought process. “You should see if you can get through. If the electricity starts zapping at you come back, it’s not worth the pain.”
I nodded and slowly started walking, very cautiously. What if I was tainted now, what if I did get zapped, would this place work against me. A new thought occurred to me, what if I wasn’t yet tainted, what if Aagneya would use me to get in. What would he have me do. And then yet another thought occurred to me, if I could still get in I could tell the others what was going on, how I was going to save them, save the entire Black Parade. My mind screamed a million thoughts at me, warnings, urges, plans, I felt dizzy and then I realized I was standing a foot away from the mansion.
I turned around to look at Aagneya. He seemed like such a small dot in the background, I murmured a small chant under my breath and I could suddenly see him clearly. He was smiling, a devilish smirk and next thing I knew it was as if he were talking right next to me. I looked around, my sight spell crushed. Aagneya was nowhere near me but I could still hear him as if he were speaking in my ear but he wasn’t, he was talking in my mind. “Go inside, you did it. You’re already proving to be a great ruler.”
I smiled as I obliged. I walked around to the back door and went in. “What do you see?” His voice asked my in my mind again. Unsure of how to respond I thought messages to him, hoping he could hear me. “It just looks like a regular place.”
“Does it looked lived in?” He questioned me. I thought about my answer quickly, trying to figure out the best way to go about this. “It’s tidy, but it doesn’t look so much lived in as cared for, someone must be cleaning every now and again.”
I looked around the kitchen I was in, it certainly was lived in, Raven, Midnight, and Bomb had certainly left a mess with pots and pans and trash laying all about the floor and counters.
“Go look around, see if you can find anything useful, I’ll wait here while you check it all out, just know to look up when you come out.”
“Ok.” I responded, unsure of what that meant.
I wandered further in, towards the main corridor I had originally come into the first time when I showed up at this place. I wondered where everyone was.
When I found the main corridor empty I moved to the library, jackpot I thought to myself. Bomb was looking through fictional books and Midnight was high up on a ladder looking for some sort of book or another. “I’m home.” My voice echoed through the library as their heads snapped towards my voice. Midnight quickly started climbing down the ladder and jumped down that last few rungs to meet me as Bomb was magically by my side. Raven appeared from behind a bookcase and came running.
“Where have you been!?” Raven exclaimed, “You’ve been gone for two days!”
“I was around.” I responded, not wanting to go into detail.
“Are you ok?” Midnight asked me, looking into my eyes, trying to figure out what had happened.
Bomb remained silent, waiting for me to speak as she analyzed my bruises and scratches.
“Look I’m fine. But I don’t have long to talk. I have to go back.”
“Back where?” Raven asked, clearly annoyed at me, probably fighting to hold in his anger.
I glanced at him, annoyed at his ignorance and then looked back at Midnight. “I found Aagneya.”
“What!? Where!?” Midnight exclaimed.
“Other side of the forest. I’ve spoke with him. He gave me powers, watch.” At that I flicked my wrist up, my hand lighting up the room in a blue aura. Bomb and Midnight stared at my hand in fascination as Raven slightly cringed away. I winked out the flame, not wanting to catch anything on fire, these were extraordinary books of my lifetime.
“Why?” Bomb asked me. “Why would he give you powers if he knows who you are?”
“He doesn’t know who I am. He thinks I’m just another dead girl. A really hot dead girl. He made me a ruler of the Reapers.”
Raven’s face contorted in anger as he stormed out of the library and we heard his stomping up the stairs to his room.
“What the fuck is a Reaper?” Bomb questioned.
“They’re a terrible creatures. The townspeople have been fending them off for 19 years, when Aagneya first came to The Black Parade. They torment people and severe their souls from their bodies, leaving them lifeless. They’re ugly creatures with no manners.” An image of that night in the dining hall flashed into my mind as I explained. “Aagneya created them and they’re terrible things.”
“How can we stop them?” Midnight questioned me.
“I’m not sure but I’m working on it.” I looked back and forth between my sister and my best friend and we all joined in a group hug, we all knew there was a good chance of none of us ever seeing each other again. “I have to go. I’ll get in contact with you when I can” I told them; we broke up and I went out the back towards Aagneya again, searching for him, figuring out what I would tell him.
I looked around, trying to figure out where Aagneya had disappeared to. Then I remembered what he told me and looked upwards, hoping that would tell me something. I saw Aagneya sitting towards the top of a tree, looking down at me, watching me.
Not wanting to let Aagneya know about my magical powers I began climbing up towards him. When I was about a third of the way up he yelled down to me, “What’s taking you so long?”
“Gravity.” I yelled back as I pulled myself up to the next branch.
“You do realize that you can float right?” He yelled back down to me.
“What do you mean?”
“Let go of the tree and imagine yourself floating.”
My mind swam, what if this was a trick to get me to fall off? Granted even if it was a trick I would be able to save myself with my magic. But how would I explain that? But then, how did he get up there? How long was I in the mansion? Did he have enough time to climb up or did he actually float up there like he was telling me to?
I perched myself on the next tree branch and started to imagine myself floating in midair, it was a weird sensation and then I realized that I actually was floating, I was no longer touching the tree at all. I moved my arms in a swimming motion, and I floated upwards some more, next I pushed up with my legs from a tree branch and I shot upwards, maneuvering myself around the tree branches. It was what I thought to be the equivalent of what the astronauts got to do in space, floating around without any gravity, I really was right when I said gravity was what was taking me so long, this was as if there were no such thing as gravity, as if someone had flipped a switch and magically there was no gravity anymore, it was amazing.
Next thing I knew I was lowering myself back down onto the tree branch next to Aagneya. Gravity was returning, it was slightly depressing, it was fun floating around through the trees. Aagneya looked at me curiously, examining my emotions and I looked back at him, with a certain desire. It could have been his power, or maybe his looks, but something about him attracted me and I had a hard time keeping myself away. But I knew I had to resist if it was the last thing I did.
“What did you find?” Aagneya asked me.
“Not much, your basic house, with a few extras thrown in there, full library, lots of rooms, I didn’t go through everything. I heard something and came out here before I would get caught.”
Aagneya nodded in approval. That was when I realized he actually believed me, he trusted me, how could he ever trust someone so easily? Was everyone this trusting? Or was he simply just that ignorant? I sent out my witch senses a bit, reading his aura, trying to figure out what he was thinking.
His aura was a deep red, tinted in a blackish blue color, but there was a very small blur of color that caught my eye, a bright hot pink that surprised me. I dropped my senses, comforted by the fact that I knew I personally wasn’t in any danger. That slight spot of pink was for me and I knew it, that’s why we was trusting me, he was in love with me, how he could be so far in love already I didn’t know, but it would work to my advantage.

And there's part 47!

-Acidic Venom