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Chapter 19: Rekindling the Spark
No one dared enter the room. They all knew to give Chihiro some space. The atmosphere was thick and tense and no doubt morbid. They listened painfully as the girls loud sobbing could be heard through the thin walls, even above the roaring thunder. For hours she cried until eventually all was quite in the room that not so long ago, belonged to Haku. The intense thunder storm seemed to subside as the crying grew quieter. Everyone assumed she had cried herself to sleep. No one spoke or said a word. What was there to say? Although the thunder clapped loudly earlier, the silence in the room could not have been more deafening. Zeniba fixed everyone some dinner all the same, though Heili, Oli and Lin had no appetite what so ever. It wasn't long before Yubaba helped Zeniba create another room for Oli to sleep in, whilst Yubaba would take Zeniba's old room. Being dead, she no longer needed sleep.
Morning came and everyone eventually rose, although that didn't mean the mood was any better, or th
Chapter 18: Clarity and Confession
Three days she had been in that room, and she hadn't left it since. Three days she watched in agony as Haku's condition continued to spiral downwards. She hadn't slept and she barley touched the food brought in for her. But there was nothing Zeniba, Heili, Lin or anyone could do to convince her to rest and take a break. It was starting to take a toll on Chihiro's body. She was running on pure adrenaline and will power. Her face had become gauntly and her skin pale and her wrists thin. The only thing that remained unchanged was her eye's. They held as much compassion and spark as ever before. Her determination to remain at Haku's side was nothing if not remarkable. While Chihiro was still in the room, Heili and Lin sat at the table eating some lunch No-Face prepared, under Zeniba's supervision of course.
"She doesn't know yet does she Zeniba?" sighed Lin. "If she did, she wouldn't be stuck in there like she is"
"I'm afraid your right. Chihiro doesn't know that what's happening to Haku i
Chapter 17: Seeking for Renewal
Oli yawned as he turned over yet another page of one of the hundreds of books he had gone through. Night had fallen many hours ago and a long thin candle in a small lamp stand was the only thing illuminating the pages of what he read. He had spent hours stuffed in this massive library pouring over dozens of books, and not once had he come close to what he was looking for. Yawning again for the hundredth time that night, Oli decided it was time for a little stretch. He walked across the tiled floor of the old, massive, moon lit library. It was magnificent indeed. It was at least three stories high and magnificently decorated with portraits and tapestries and the walls themselves were decorated with engravings along the skirting of the wall. The windows were all large and crystal clear and allowed the sun to light the room magnificently during the day. At night however, the bright full moon overhead only added to the eeriness of the dark, large, cold stone tower.
A sudden thought crossed
Chapter 16: Revival
The shifting and crunch of gravel underneath the wagon carts wheels was the first thing Chihiro heard. She felt as if the whole world was shaking as she started to come to, when actually it was just the cart. They weren't very comfortable things to lie in and the ride was no where near smooth. Her whole body felt stiff and her clothes were soaked through. She would've a cold if it wasn't for the warm, chocolate brown blanket covering her.
Chihiro suddenly felt the warmth of the bright sun bathe her body. She raised her arm above her head to shield her eye's as she slowly opened them. She cringed as her eye's tried to adjust to the light after being closed and in dark for such a long time. She let out a groan as she attempted to move and sit herself up right.
"Chihiro! Your awake!" came Lin's startled voice. "You dope! Don't you ever scare me like that again!" she scolded as if her mother.
"L-Lin? What are you doing here? What happened?" Suddenly Chihiro's eyes opened wide in shock, as
Chapter 15: Sealing the Deal (T/13+)
Heili didn't know how to respond. She didn't have the chance. Everything just sort of happened.
"You're like the music that tames the savage beast" Oli suddenly drew close and kissed her. His lips were soft and gentle against hers. It wasn't a hard a kiss, but there was fire in it, no doubt about it. Heili's arms seemed to automatically wrap themselves around Oli's neck, gently drawing him closer, while his right arm wrapped itself around her waist. They had lost themselves in that kiss. Nothing existed but themselves. As they pulled apart, Oli's pocket suddenly began to feel very hot. They stood there, holding each other still and gazed at his pocket which was giving of a bright golden glow. Oli took the seal from his pocket and held it out for both of them to see. They stared at it in disbelief.
There was no doubt the protective spell was broken
Even though they were humans, Oli and Heili could feel the immense power emitting from the seal in his hand. It seemed to pulsate, as if ali
Chapter 14: Beggining of the End
Chihiro stirred as the sun crept in through the shutters and the sound of birds filled her ears. Yawning loudly, she sat up, stretched, then wearily got into her work clothes. About half of the other women were already up and busy completing their assigned task. Fully awake now, Chihiro pushed open the slide door and grinned contently as the warm sun greeted her. This day already felt like something special. The air was crisp, the sea seemed more crystal clear than usual, the birds sung beautifully and the sun shone brightly in an almost cloudless clear blue sky. Chihiro almost wondered if it was to good be true. It almost felt as if this was the calm before the storm. With an almost happy skip in her step, Chihiro made her way to elevator, down to ground level and to the big tub. Today was the last day her and the kids would be working on this monstrous tub. Chihiro couldn't think of anything else that would take three days to clean. But they were nearly there! And once they
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