Woe Betide the Gatekeepers

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As children know their drunken father’s footfall at night, so angels know her tread and weep, helpless, despairing as the axe cleaves in twain the monolithic gates to the Underplane, sealed and hidden at the heart of heaven, long before the time of men.

Clad in the charred and smoking armor of an alien civilization she advances, holding out gauntleted hand to welcome the return of the enchanted tool – axe forged from the blood and titanium bones of ten million screaming dracrothropes – in time to hew limbs from the few brave demigods that would bar her passage. This: her mercy, now exhausted.

Behold, Underplane: infinite leagues of blasted bog and sulfurous, writhing forest, land of barbs and strange growth. For one as she this presents – at last! – a challenge, but time is short and with whispered word her armor transforms them into a gleaming silver spear that streaks across the sky.

Today she slays the rape-son It had on her… and reclaims the withered, dying kingdom, cradled in her fury.
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  1. Avatar Reverend Speed

    Afterthought: Either she’s REALLY big or dracothropes are tiny. Hum along to this merry little tune whilst reading… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHg3XBBvcjU

  2. Avatar kaellinn18

    First sentence: holy crap. The rest of it was good too, but that first sentence drew me in and would not let go. But shouldn’t that be “epic guitar solo” at the end? :-)

  3. Avatar Silven

    Perhaps the took only little bits of titanium ivory from each dracothrope?

    You sir, took the effing cake. I can’t even think of a good way to praise you! I just want to yell METAL over and over again and hope the message is received. This is precisely the sort of story I was talking about when I made this challenge.

  4. Avatar Reverend Speed

    @kaellinn18: “epic guitar solo”? 1029 chars? =)

    @Silven: Thanks man, was fun to write (not my normal thing, but I’ve found that Ficly pulls a lotta different styles outta me). Glad you liked it – the challenge was a great idea.

    Obviously that was my intention with the dracothropes copyright copyright copyright blahh

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