THE REPORT OF JUST.
Xyr on floor. Gets into a half lotus. Curls up like a rotten flower. Xyr say, “Valkynne can be reached from anywhere. The first spells can only be pronounced in dreams.”
Xyr’s purple eyes glaze up like a dying fish. Eyes blanked up. Gone into a trance.
There a shimmer all around, make it hard to tell what is real and what is not, in places. Begin to lose track. Table dissolve close by. Or maybe didn’t. Maybe one of Xyr’s fake tricks.
Swirls of light from Xyr’s hands. Neat trick, fake or not. Opening forms in the air, all around Xyr. All this light. All around.
Just me watch careful as Xyr conjure. Just me decide this the way to doorway paradise. Just me jump for the light.
Just me am burned. Just me hit a barrier of some kind, invisible. Flames squirting out around my fists where Just me hit. Just me can’t see nothing, just light. Maybe there is music, or something nice that makes think Just me am on to the way of paradise. Just me don’t know what am hearing, because can’t hear over own scream and Just me can’t stop screaming. Don’t know what it is Just me want, but don’t have to know what it is to make it real.
Just me beat at the barrier, anyway, even with the fire. It hurt. Just me old teacher say that Hell is when you next to Heaven, you see it, but then you can’t get in. Just me can’t see nothing but light, but still want in. Is real. Is true. What it is, Just me want it.
FRANCESCO NOOGIN AND CROW AND FAITH AURELLO AGREE SEGMENT TEN FOLLOWS
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