So for some reason, yasterday at 3 am at night I decided to log into my livejournal account that I hardly ever use.
And what did i found there? Why of course - the begining of a story that I wrote god-knows-how-long-ago.
And so I read it... And it didnt sound so bad! Naturally there were grammer mistakes all over - since english is my 3rd language.
But now I patched it out a bit, and even changed its status from 'private' to 'public'! In hope that it wont become a total embarrassment for me!
I even sat around fantasizing and added a few more chapters in 3rd rate english of course :)
So naturally now i want some sort of review, anything really. Even "Shut up and go learn english all over again!" would be good, NOT, but I'll really appreciate some sort of feedback.
So here it is:
Once upon a shadow
Once upon a time... or rather once upon a place, upon a shadow, a shadow that wasn't quite obliged to follow the rules of time, and would always find a way to fit itself beyond its nagging reach.
Some believed he was a coward, escaping his throne, vanishing to nowhere - where the time flowed differently, finding comfort in those silly travels of his. Coming back after a centenary or two... who cares? After all he was just a coward escaping his duties, leaving his younger brothers to do the "dirty work".
Heh, he was tired of all of that now, especially now, if now was even a relevant term when going through shadow.
A light broke through the shadow, so he took a step forward - outside, it was night, but the moon was so close so it was as bright as day.
A sound of rapid footsteps, and ragged breathing was heard.
"Ouch!!" The young lady shouted in surprise, she looked like a regular high school girl; long black hair, neatly arranged high school uniform, a backpack, and an advanced cell phone in her hand.
If it wasn't the middle of the night, and the girl who just run into him, didn't instantly turn back with a fearful expression, then he wouldn't even consider that something was out of the ordinary.
But so it occurred that the moment the girl turned around to look behind her back, a pair of black bubbling things has appeared from just around the corner, following a sickening sweet smell of rotten meat and fresh blood.
"Run." She mumbled, or at least tried to, as her voice betrayed her turning into a weak whisper.
He wasn't sure which world he ended up on now, but the idea of running from the unknown, and into more unknown; wasn't very appealing, so he scouted his mind around for some information.
The black things didn't provide much, all there was in them was thirst and hunger; the girl however was panicking in her mind: apparently she was a 'normal human being', and those things were 'ghouls', sent by her classmate - a 'vampire', after she rejected his offer for a date. As a 'normal human being' she was not supposed to know that her classmate is a vampire, much less be able to handle his minions, and now she even involved an unrelated bystander, 'who has probably never seen a ghoul in his life!' Or so she thought.
'So basically she has no clue how to handle them'. He sighed in his mind. 'Well whatever goes, goes. Might as well figure out things by myself for a change.' He took a step toward the bubbling black things, which despite the term "ghouls" looked more like bloodthirsty slime mobs from a lame MMRPG.
"Wait! What do you think you're doing? You're going to get killed!" She tagged at his sleeve, trying to pull him away from the mobs, which by now were surprisingly close.
With a slightly wicked grin, he waved his hand horizontally, performing the act of gripping something - halfway through the motion the area in front and within his hand has significantly darkened and formed into a solid black weapon, a scythe.
Wielding this newly formed shadow-scythe he swiftly slashed the two ghouls in half within one motion.
The bubbling has stopped; the ghouls cased their advance toward them and collapsed on the floor, after a few moments disintegrating into puddles of meat and blood.
'So this is it? And here I thought they would be a little more challenging' He pondered. Behind him the girl gasped in surprise.
He turned, she backed off, letting go of his sleeve, clearly afraid of him now.
"Relax" His voice came out deep and smooth, "I'm not going to hurt you. If you would kindly point my way to the Kiryuin Academy, I would gladly leave, without mentioning this 'incident' to anyone" He gave her his best 'reassuring' smile, while his eyes took a soft blue color.
She blushed, suddenly flustered from the attention of the young handsome man, and after a brief moment of studying him she said -"It’s that way" while pointing toward the eastern part of the road.
"Thanks" he replied. "Be careful on your way home" He added as he turned away.
"You too!" she cheered, "Thank you for saving me!" and so footsteps were heard again, as she started heading back home.
To tell the truth he didn't need directions, after all a few minutes earlier he didn't even know that there’s an academy close by, he simply picked the knowledge from the panicking young girl's mind during the fight.
Apparently this town. No. This world - was a regular human world. But there were monsters in it, monsters that blended in as humans, hiding their true nature, and this "Kiryuin Academy" was where they taught their young how to blend in. Of course, there were normal humans in there as well - for practices sake.
And thus he decided that it would be a very entertaining place to stay at. As a teacher.
He did stuff like that in the past, he joined and studied material arts, magic, shadow summoning and other things as a student in different worlds, but this time he decided to be a teacher, after all that was who he was back at home.
*hides in hope and total embarrassment*