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Innocent Soul Chapter 11Chapter 11
Every Time It Rains, I Feel Her Holding Me
Manjyoume stumbled out of the cavern entrance. Aresia was scouring the documents she managed to get a hold of while exploring her parts of the cavern looked up.
Manjyoume then went on his knees, half-exhausted, half-upset, and slammed the ground with his fist.
Aresia put the papers away and walked towards him. "Manjyoume.. are you alright?"
Aresia noticed small parts of the sand underneath him started getting wet. Manjyoume was in tears.
"Manjyoume... where's Xia?"
Manjyoume gave an emotional cry in pain that echoed across the sand dunes.
When the shout ended, he took his time giving the answer. "Xia... Xia followed the killer to finish--"
"She WHAT!?" Aresia kneeled next to Manjyoume. "She is your sister!"
"It was what SHE wanted!" Manjyoume shouted. "She thought if she finished it we could both move on with our lives!"
"And I just ler her dive to her death. What kind of brother am I let her do that?!"
Her CatalystAs she walks through the maelstrom, the words trace upon the tips of her fingers and press into the stone. Every brick, every crack in the concrete, every crossed and angular stroke in reds and blacks and oranges. The drips of the gasoline pool around the base of her boots, slosh as she steps over the burst pipes and the rubble.
So much rubble. So little outcry. The silence of the city grates on her eardrums and the mantras she'd been forced to memorize. The Seers demanded they observe thirteen years of recitation before they attempt to weave their first World together.
But who other than the Seers can claim the incantations that knot the skeins they twist and pull on like reins hold fast? When have any of the Sisters recorded the visions they traced upon space-time and recited them, left them open for critique and discussion and debate?
Which is why she walks through the chalky soot of the smashed city around her. This all
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