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Alright guys, so, I have an annocument. This year I’m doing NaNoWriMo (Nation Novel Writing Month) and for those of you who know what that entails, you’ll understand how I will actually die and will not have the energy to rise from the dead. So… Not sure how I’ll often I’ll be able to post… So that means… We might have to take a month off of these story. I’m really sorry but that’s just how it’s going to have to be I think. I will try to squeeze one or two parts of the story in but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to. However, I think I have some other post ideas so maybe I’ll do those. Anyway, have fun reading this next post!
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For a second I was scared, a scream bubbled up and it started to leap out of my throat but it turned into a squeal. A squeal because suddenly there were three tongues licking me and a set of paws pushing me down to the floor. I could barely hear Erlik yelling at the three headed dog because if a head wasn’t licking me, it was barking.
“Stop!” Erlik pulled at the ruff of the dog’s neck and looks at me, eyes wide. “It’s never done that before…”
“It?” I asked with a frown. “Does it have a gender?”
“I don’t know,” He was staring at me, like really intensely. It was driving me insane and I stopped making eye contact. He helped me up but still held the dogs. They sniffed me, pushing their noses into my palms.
“You don’t know?” I raised my brows, how does he not know?
“I never checked. Geez, calm down.” He sighed, “Technically it’s a girl but I think the middle head is a male.”
“Weird…” I pet the dog then turned to him. He stopped staring, thank the heavens. But he still looked confused.
“How are you here?” He murmured, peering at me those deep dark eyes that had to end one of these days.
“Jumped into the pit,” I said, “Smart huh?”
“No,” He shook his head, “No, no, no, no. This is really, really bad.”
“It can’t be that bad, I mean where are we?” I looked around. It was dark except for a soft red light that seemed to just fill the air without a source. It was really warm though, which is nice. It felt likes a blanket that just came out of the dryer.
“Hell. You are literally in hell,” He rubbed the back of his neck and let out a soft groan.
“Wait really?” I looked around again, “Isn’t hell supposed to be awful with dogs guarding the gates to eternal suffering or whatever?”
“Dogs,” He pointed to the three headed pup that he’s holding. It’s not scary though? Just a mutated dog? “And the gates of eternal suffering are a little down that way. Mostly for decoration though. But that doesn’t matter, what’s matters is why you’re here.”
“I didn’t want to lose you… Also, I had no clue you lived somewhere so cool.” I looked around again, it really is warm. The kind of warm that buries under your skin and stays with you for a while. Was this what he was so scared of all the time? Coming back here? And if this was really “hell” like he said it was, wouldn’t it be so much worse? This just seemed a little creepy.
“This is not cool,” He looks irritated, “You can’t leave. Well, maybe, I might have a way. It’s risky though. But your mother is probably going to want you back home and anyway, you can’t stay down here.”
“Okay, first of all,” I sigh, “You don’t get to decide for me. Second of all. My mother isn’t going to know I’ve been missing, I’ve only been gone a few hours so I can go back up once it’s time for dinner. Third of all, calm down.”
“Everything you just said was wrong,” Erlik murmured, he pulled his collar up higher. “First of all, I get to decide, I’m the decider in hell and you’re just going to have to deal. Second of all, you’re mother will definitely know you’re gone. Dying takes at least two days if not more, so she’ll have noticed by now.”
“Wait.” I stopped him. “What do you mean dying?”
“Well you jumped in the pit right?”
“Right. But, I didn’t feel any pain or-“
“You don’t, not if you jump into the pit. It’s just a gateway for me, humans aren’t supposed to go through it.”
“So what you’re saying. Is that, I’m dead… And you are too?”
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