In the pitch black darkness

Avatar Author: Construct of a Mind I work for a technology company. I'm the primary designer. However, I've aspired (for a while now) to write. And I finally have an outlet for my small bursts of creativity. Read Bio

In the pitch black night, thunder cracked and lightning momentarily lit the sky. A small lantern swayed in the wind, illuminating a makeshift birthing place inside an old barn. Agathia strained again, screaming in agony. The cot was soaked with sweat and blood. Agathia gripped the edge, as her fingers dug into the hard oak, the baby was forced further out. Suddenly, the sound of a baby crying.
“Oh, by the gods!” yelped the midwife, dropping the baby onto the hay that was underneath the cot. Still crying, Agathia lifted the child into her arms and covered him in a small blanket.
“What’s happened?!” demanded Agathia. The midwife pointed. There, on the hay, lay the lifeless body of a beautiful baby girl, her umbilical cord tied tightly around her neck. Agathia’s weakened state didn’t permit her the luxury of crying for her loss. Her newborn son wriggled in her arms making cooing noises.
“Aslof,” she said, almost a sigh.

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Comments (2 so far!)

  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    wow, what a scene to capture, its almost like he took out his sister to have all the attention.. and a villain is born! Is there some sort of prophecy being fulfilled here? :P

  2. Avatar Construct of a Mind

    ,:| There was a lot more to go with this that I had written previously. The main thing was Aslof was supposed to have a point-tipped tail (like the “devil”). But I couldn’t add that in AND keep the integrity of the story. So, he just became super-evil without the tail. Oh well, superficial as it was I still wanted to add it in somehow.

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