Evening HeartacheEvening HeartacheEvening Heartache by CometQueen
There's always that time of day when you look up at the sky and notice it's an eerie color. You notice the clouds look like subtle ripples in a lake of sunset, and the whole world looks like it's underwater.
Then, your heart starts to ache and you get that distant feeling that something amazing should happen just about now. You wish you could paint the scene you're standing in, take one color for each thing you're missing from your life, and paint. But you know you would mess it up, so you do your best to cherish this moment and hold that odd feeling within your chest, and with each second that passes it gets more painful.
You can't pinpoint this feeling, and all you know is that something is wrong. Something is supposed to be there, but it isn't, like when you look at a puzzle and the one place your eyes are attracted to is the spot where a puzzle piece is missing. You can't take your eyes off the sky, because you know if you look down, there will be a huge hole in y
Chapter 3: The ElfChapter 3Chapter 3: The Elf by CometQueen
There is no such thing as a place that is always bright. In the lightest space, there is always a dark cavern. In the merriest crowds, there is always silence.
It was her job to know where that dark silence was. Find it, hide in it, and wait. Wait for your turn to do your job, and then retreat back into your place, never noticed, never found, never advancing into the light. She was the very best there was at what she did.
And yet she had failed.
Never before had a person turned to face her. Never before had she used 8 arrows to take someone down.
She held her hand in front of her face. It was shaking violently. She was hungry. She couldn't go back without the prize, or else she would be punished. Beads of sweat formed on her forehead as she recalled other times she had been put through the terrible pain just to learn what it would feel like if she failed.
“No,” she let out a soft whimper.
Her ears pricked as she heard someone stir below. She couldn't be fo