chapter 1

A MYSTERiOUS SPiRiT DOOMED THE RUSTiNG SCRAPYARD WiTH LiFE AND A BABY WAS BORN FROM THE TWiSTED METAL OF CRUSHED MACHiNERY AND THE BRUiSED COLOURS OF ENGiNE OiL. AND SHE SOFTLY FELT THE LOSS OF A GUARDiAN WHO WAS NEVER THERE.

SHE WAS CURSED WiTH AN ASPHALT HEART AND DiESEL TAiNTED BLOOD. EVERY WOUND AND SPiLT DROPLET OF FOSiL OiLED BLOOD BROUGHT LiFE TO A DEMON, WHO HAUNTED HER AND BECAME HER SHADOW FOR ALL ETERNiTY.

MANY DEMONS LATER, SHE CAME FACE TO FACE WiTH A MYSTERiOUS AND UNSETTELiNG SPiRiT. A LOOMiNG DRAGON LiKE DEMON THAT FiLLED THE GREY SKY WiiTH iTS WiNDiNG BODY AND WAS DENSE WiTH BLACK FOG AND FLECKED WiTH BRiGHT FiREY EMBERS. LiTLE DiD SHE KNOW THAT THiS DEMON HAD BEEN iN HER SHADOWS FOR HER ENTiRE EXiSTENCE, YET iT WAS ONLY NOW iT WAS NO LONGER iNViSiBLE TO HER.

THE DEMON CRASHED THROUGH THE SKY AND EVERYTHiNG iN iTS TRACKS ERUPTED iN CHAOS. A ViOLENCE iGNiTED THE LAND, BRUiSiNG THE WORLD iN A SPECTRUM OF RAGE. THE ViOLENCE BECAME AS iRRESiSTiBLE AS TOUCHiNG THE TiP OF A FRESHLY -SHARPENED BLADE. THE BLAZE OF RAGiNG FiRES WERE PAiNTED iN THE EYES OF MENACiNG JUVENiLES AND REFRACTED iN CRYSTALiNE GLASS SHARDS RiPPiNG THROUGH THE NiGHT’S SKY.

MOTiONLESS WiTH AWE, SHE GAZED DEEP iNTO THE EXPANDiNG CHAOS. iT WASN’T UNTiL SHE CAUGHT HER OWN REFLECTiON iN THE GLASSY EYE OF THE DEMON, THAT SHE WAS SNAPPED OUT OF HER SHOCK-FUELLED TRANCE. AWOKEN TO HER OWN VULNERABiLiTY, HER FEAR MOVED THE GROUND BENEATH HER FEET AS SHE BEGAN TO RUN, AND THE DEMON SOON BEGAN iTS HUNT FOR HER.

THE HYPER SKY BROKE iN THUNDER AS SHE RAN AND RAN FOR WHAT FELT LiKE A NEVER-ENDiNG DiSTANCE. SHE EVENTUALLY ESCAPED THE DEMON’S MENACiNG CHASE WHEN HER PATH WAS MET BY A DECAYiNG WHiTE VAN, ORNAMENTED WiTH RUST, DiRT AND MOSS AND RESONATiNG WiTH SUNKEN TONES. AS SHE CAUGHT HER BREATH, SHE PEERED iNTO THE BROKEN WiNG MiRROR: THE FRAGMENTED REFLECTiON THAT STARED BACK AT HER WAS UNFAMiLiAR.

THE GUTS OF THE VAN STARTED TO CLATTER WiTH THE HEAVY AND ViCiOUS FLUTTER OF A CREATURE TRAPPED iNSiDE.TERROR SHOT DOWN HER SPiNE iN FEAR OF iT BEiNG HER DEMON. SHE FiLLED HER LUNGS WiTH AiR, THiCK WiTH COURAGE, AND OPENED THE DOORS. HER FEAR TURNED iNTO FiGHT AND THEN iNTO WONDER. iT WASN’T HER DEMON, BUT iTS PARALLEL: AN ANGEL SO BRiGHT WiTH KiNDNESS THAT iTS GENTLE EXTERiOR LUMiNATED WiTH LOVE.

chapter 2

A MYSTERiOUS SPiRiT BLESSED THE GLiSTENiNG OPALiNE CLOUDS WiTH LiFE AND A BABY WAS BORN FROM UNEARTHLY MiNERALS AND iVORY STONE, WET WiTH PEARLS FROM SETTLED MiST. AND SHE SOFTLY FELT THE PRESENCE OF A GUARDiAN WHO WAS ALWAYS THERE.

SHE WAS BLESSED WiTH AN OPAL HEART AND GOLDEN BLOOD. EVERY WOUND AND SPiLT DROPLET OF METALiC BLOOD BROUGHT LiFE TO AN ANGEL, WHO PROTECTED HER AND BECAME HER LiGHT FOR ALL ETERNiTY.

MANY ANGELS LATER, iT WAS TiME TO LEAVE THE COMFORT OF A FAMiLiAR AND GENTLE SPiRiT: AN EXTRAVAGANT DRAGON-LiKE ANGEL THAT FiLLED THE SiLKEN CLOUDS WiiTH iTS SPiRALLiNG BODY, AND SHiMMERED WiTH PEARLESCENT TONES. SHE HAD BEEN PROTECTED BY THiS ANGEL FOR HER ENTiRE EXiSTENCE, YET ONLY NOW WAS IT TiME TO SAY GOODBYE, AS THE ANGEL SLOWLY FADED AWAY.

THE ANGEL GENTLY DRiFTED AWAY iNTO THE ENiGMATiC LiGHT OF THE OPALiNE CLOUDS. A STiLLNESS EMBRACED THE LAND, LULLiNG THE WORLD iN A CHROMATiiC SOFT HAZE. THE STiLLNESS SOON TURNED iNTO EMPTiNESS, LiKE THE FEELiNG OF ZERO iN A CHASM OF TOTAL DARKNESS. A DEEP MiST SLOWLY ALLOWED THE WORLD TO FADE AWAY, AND A HEAVY SOLiTUDE OVERCAME HER AS SHE STOOD WiTHiiN THiS BRiGHT GREY VOiD.

STRANDED WiTH ABANDONMENT, SHE GAZED iN THE NOTHiNGNESS THAT HAD DROWNED HER WORLD. iT WASNT UNTiL A FLARE OF SiLVER LiGHT PiERCED THROUGH THE THiCK FOG, THAT SHE WAS AWOKEN FROM HER LONELY DAZE. ENTRANCED BY THiS LONESOME, GLEAMiNG LiGHT AND iTS MAGNETIC CHARM, SHE NAiVELY BEGAN DRiFTiNG TOWARDS iT, AND BEGAN A HUNT FOR HER LOST GUARDiAN.

DEW CAST UPON HER DELiCATE SKiN AS SHE WADED THROUGH WHAT SEEMED LiKE A NEVER-ENDiNG BRiGHT VOiD. THE BEAM OF LiGHT FELL NEAR AS A DEEP GROWL GENTLY TREMBLED THROUGH THE GROUND AND SHE FOUND HERSELF FACED WiTH AN UNFAMiLiAR MACHiNE, ARMOURED WiTH DUSTY WHiTE METAL AND BRiGHT LiGHTS THAT PiERCED THROUGH iTS BROW. SHE PEERED iNTO iTS MiRRORED WiNG: THE MiSTY REFLECTiON THAT STARED BACK AT HER WAS UNFAMiLiAR.

THE CORE OF THE iVORY MACHiiNE STARTED TO CLATTER WiTH THE HEAVY AND ViCiOUS FLUTTER OF A CREATURE TRAPPED iNSiDE. SWEPT WiTH BLiSS iN HOPES OF iT BEiNG HER ANGEL, SHE EXHALED WiTH A SiGH OF SOFT RELiEF AND CAREFULLY OPENED THE DOOR. HER BLiSS TURNED iNTO FEAR AND THEN iNTO SHOCK. iT WASN’T HER ANGEL, BUT iTS PARALLEL: A DEMON SO BURNT WiTH RAGE THAT iTS FEARSOME EXTERiOR DRiPPED WiTH HATE.

chapter 3

MAGNETiSED TO THiS FAMiLiAR YET ESTRANGED BEiNG, SHE STEPPED iNSiDE AND AWOKE HYPNOTiSED BY A FEELiNG OF PURE ENTANGLEMENT iN A DYSTOPiAN UTOPiA. A BREATH OF DUALiTY RUSHED OVER HER, AND YET HER FRACTURED SOUL BECAME WHOLE. ECSTASY HARMONiSED WiTH HER PAiN, AS HER DEMONS BECAME HER ANGELS AND HER ANGELS BECAME HER DEMONS iN A DELiCATELY ViOLENT FUSiON. SHE SAW HERSELF iN ONE THOUSAND FRAGMENTS, BiRTHED iN A MiRROR OF HER HiDDEN SPiRT. FALLiNG HiGHER iNTO AN ABYSS OF THE BRiGHTEST DARKNESS, SHE ECLiPSED iNTO THE FEELiNG OF ZERO: THE CiRCLiNG OF NOTHiNG BECAME SOMETHiNG, BUT STiLL THAT SOMETHiNG WAS NOTHiNG AT ALL AND SHE SUNK iNTO THE ETHER OF HER MATERNAL VOiD