Clockwork Reversal (A play-by-post Quest)
You've been having a bad dream lately.
It always starts the same, you find yourself in the capitol, Prima Luce. And it's always on fire. You can smell the smoke from every direction, practically tasting it as the seconds pass, your need for air forcing you to move. You're confused and disoriented, and your body moves accordingly, staggering past fires and rubble, and the occasional prone body. Not everyone is dead however, as you can hear screams in the distance; most are human, others are not. You don't want to meet the things that can make those noises.
Slowly, but steadily, you find the smoke and heat are falling behind you. The light of the immense fires giving way to the night sky. A large oak tree lies ahead, it and the patch of grass below it have yet to be touched by the destruction around you. You stagger towards it, collapsing on the ground with your head barely missing the trunk of the tree, avoiding cracking your own skull open.
You gasp for air, struggling to regain some sense of calm. You miss their footsteps through your labored breathing, and it's only the sudden warmth spilling from the hole in your chest that you find that you should have kept moving. You look down to see the tip of a blade move back into your body as your killer slowly kicks you off of his weapon.
You only cling on enough to hear him talk. His voice burning into your dying mind.
You wake up in a cold sweat, as you've normally had for the past couple weeks.
You are Maka Tendou, a newly enrolled college student, and as of a couple minutes ago....Dead.
At the very least, in a dream.
Your new apartment is pitch black, only the scalding red numbers on your bedside clock provide minimal lighting. It's hard to stare at, but if you force yourself, you could see what time it was.You can hear your roommate snoring in the next room over, you've yet to get a job to help pay for your half of the rent, and it's only though her good graces you haven't been thrown out yet. Your cellphone buzzes in the darkness, it's a cheap brand, the only kind you could afford. Seems like you have a new message.
What would you like to do?