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[Season One, Entry Three] The thing led Daniel through the door on the side of the room. Instantly, he found himself in the midst of a city. It wasn't just any city, though. It was his city. The one he grew up and lived in most of his life, and it teemed with people. "What's this?" he said. "I thought this was the netherworld. Why're we here?" "This is still the netherworld," the thing said. "Many souls have a difficult time adjusting, so they create an environment familiar to them to aid the adjustment. Once you are ready to accept your fate, you will move on." Daniel looked all around him. Everything looked exactly as he remembered it when he lived. But he remembered something else. "From the train, I saw your cities. They were made of bone, or so it seemed. And they were populated by shadows." "You, too, are nothing but a shade now, wandering a world of your own creation." The thing led him across an intersection. While they walked, she--it--looked around constantly as if taking everything in. "You never went to a human city, did you?" It shook its head. "You lead. This place is for you. Go where you are comfortable." Daniel looked around until he recognized his location. "This way." He led the thing this way and that until at last they came to a park around a large pond. He strolled along the paths as he took in the sights around him. It was autumn, or so it appeared. He loved autumn. The air was cool, and the multicolored leaves made everything more beautiful. Up head, Daniel saw a pavilion overlooking the water. He entered and sat on a bench. The thing stood beside him and observed the scenery. "What are you?" Daniel said. "I am member of a race created to aid souls in their transition." "Created by who or what?" "The Masters." "Who are the Masters?" "You will learn in due time." She--it--turned to him. "There are many things arcane you will learn as you are initiated into this world. Be patient." "What can I call you?" "We have no names." "May I give you one?" "If you wish." Daniel furled his brow in thought. After a while, he remembered. He never had children, never met a woman he wanted to marry. But he always wanted a daughter. He even picked out a name he wanted to use. "Ilana." The thing repeated the name. "It is good name?" "I think so." "Then I am Ilana."
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[Season One, Entry Three] The thing led Daniel through the door on the side of the room. Instantly, he found himself in the midst of a city. It wasn't just any city, though. It was his city. The one he grew up and lived in most of his life, and it teemed with people. "What's this?" he said. "I thought this was the netherworld. Why're we here?" "This is still the netherworld," the thing said. "Many souls have a difficult time adjusting, so they create an environment familiar to them to aid the adjustment. Once you are ready to accept your fate, you will move on." Daniel looked all around him. Everything looked exactly as he remembered it when he lived. But he remembered something else. "From the train, I saw your cities. They were made of bone, or so it seemed. And they were populated by shadows." "You, too, are nothing but a shade now, wandering a world of your own creation." The thing led him across an intersection. While they walked, she--it--looked around constantly as if taking everything in. "You never went to a human city, did you?" It shook its head. "You lead. This place is for you. Go where you are comfortable." Daniel looked around until he recognized his location. "This way." He led the thing this way and that until at last they came to a park around a large pond. He strolled along the paths as he took in the sights around him. It was autumn, or so it appeared. He loved autumn. The air was cool, and the multicolored leaves made everything more beautiful. Up head, Daniel saw a pavilion overlooking the water. He entered and sat on a bench. The thing stood beside him and observed the scenery. "What are you?" Daniel said. "I am member of a race created to aid souls in their transition." "Created by who or what?" "The Masters." "Who are the Masters?" "You will learn in due time." She--it--turned to him. "There are many things arcane you will learn as you are initiated into this world. Be patient." "What can I call you?" "We have no names." "May I give you one?" "If you wish." Daniel furled his brow in thought. After a while, he remembered. He never had children, never met a woman he wanted to marry. But he always wanted a daughter. He even picked out a name he wanted to use. "Ilana." The thing repeated the name. "It is good name?" "I think so." "Then I am Ilana."
214 views · Feb 3rd