The Hands of a Healer - Part 7
"Sssso, my pretty, we have finally found you again. Of course it wasn't hard, with you so easily brought into our little...world. And now our plan will be fulfilled, with your petty little friends as our blood price, joining you in...", the black shape paused in his rasping speech and where his face had been featureless, an evil grin appeared," boundless pain, and of course endless torment once in death. Now, you will see the ending of this world; an event which you will help to bring about."
With that, a sudden light appeared in front of her, blinding her for an instant then fading away as quickly as it had come. When it had cleared, Lauren found herself in the middle of a large field littered with...bodies. Her hands were bound with chains, and all she could do was watch as elves and men were mercilessly slaughtered by orcs and all manner of foul beings. She heard their screams, sensed their terror, and felt their torture as a knife in her soul. Every time one of them was killed painfully slowly, ensuring that they suffered great torment, Lauren felt it as though it was done to her. Her entire soul ached and writhed in pain, she shut her eyes and plugged her ears to try and lessen the affects of the world around her, but it only increased. Now besides the excruciating pain, she felt all the emotions of the dying. This was perhaps worse than seeing them take their last breathes, for she felt their grief, their anger, their despair and their fear.
It all welled up inside of her until she could take no more. She screamed. She had to get rid of all that had entered her soul, forming a black beast doing its all to rip her apart from the inside. She gathered everything into a tight bundle, all her emotions and all her thought, willing them to turn into something that could aide her. The bundle grew until she could hold it in no longer. Then she released it, depleting her soul of all emotion, loosening the hold of the iced hand and sending her into warm, comfortable darkness that surrounded her like a warm blanket. And there she stayed, safe and at peace... for the moment.
Sorry, I know it's short, maybe even a little fast paced, but I think it does what I wanted it to. Emjoy