By ladydeath 2 Comments
The mountain range was heavily burdened by blankets of ice and snow. Just like long ago, but then it had stains of crimson red. A battle long ago forgotten by the passing of time now lay dormant and free of strife. Efforts to reclaim the land had been made and completed with haste. A lone traveler traversed the mountain side climbing her way to an area unknown to man. She moved slowly feeling the weight of her burdened heart. The pale woman had not returned to this territory in so long and she still held regrets over what happened here. It was not his fault and she did not blame him.
Somehow the events of the past were meant to happen and nothing would have changed the writings fate had made. Fate was cruel that way. The woman was known to others as Lady Death, but to this domain high above the human dwellings she was just Lyn Trancedigaeth. This was once her home long long ago. Lyn took a deep breath as she climbed over the last piece of rock to reach her destination deep within the mountains.
A lone tomb sat. The stone was burned with name covered in ice. Lyn walked over the grave knowing she found what she was searching for. She bite her lower lip as she rubbed away the ice on the stone to reveal, Tiferia Hystorm’s name. It was odd seeing it for the first time ever. Kain did indeed create a type of memorial. Her body was cast into the sky to have her soul dance in the heavens. Lyn had sought to that long ago as well. No one would find her mother’s body to defile it.
Lyn layed her hand upon the stone and without a spoken word white roses were placed on the gravestone. She turned around and made her way back down the mountain. There was no use for words to be spoken. Tiferia was not in the ground. Often Lyn caught herself praying to her mother’s soul for guidance and support. Lyn was like any other daughter who loved her mother. It was a timeless ordeal that transcended through time. Kain did what he did for a reason just as her mother did the same. Neither was at fault.
Lyn’s guilt was from not making peace with the death overall. Now even that was claimed in a silent moment atop a mountain. The journey down the mountain was much easier to do. Nothing weighed her down. She looked to the stars and smiled. For the first time Lyn’s soul was at peace with her mother’s death. As she went down the mountain she passed her birth father’s grave. Without a single glance toward it she moved forward. Lyn hated him more than any other in the world. The man had no morals or conscience when he tried to kill her as a child.
Nothing made sense about him and the past was a mystery between her mother and her father before she was born. Kain would not speak of it. Lyn did not want to force him to talk even though it annoyed her. Kain was right in saying the information would not change anything that happened while she was alive or the current times. Her curiosity was something she could not change about herself.
The future of the dragons was still in question, even so Lyn would never step forward saying she was indeed one even though she was quite proud of being one. Even if she were only half of one and it was something even she could not explain. Lyn sighed heavily at the thoughts running in her head. In all of the years of life and being the Rider of Death for the Apocalypse has yet to teach her how to keep such thoughts quiet. Her mind was always working and strategizing different routes to take. Her massive curiosity did not help her either.
One thing that never changed was her promise to her mother. Her mother was a very avid supporter of all things living. Granted Lyn wanted humans to become extinct, but the only thing that stopped her so many times was her promise to Tiferia. Her mother always urged her daughter to welcome all forms of life no matter what they do unless it means your own demise then fight back. Lyn vowed to give humans a chance to redeem themselves by earning some form of respect. To that end the deals were created. Deals were made to give humans different gifts and Lyn would watch closely to see how each gift turned out.
Some humans had made an impact without a deal being made. Making the lust for the demise of all humans subside for the moment. Then humans would do something to create that lust to return to full fruition a moment later. It was strange form of balance within the universe. Something Kain did as well. Lyn in her own way created balance without going to another world to create.
Returning to her life with Kain as she arrived by his side once more.