Ender Curse part 4Something was wrong.Lalna knew it as soon as he opened his eyes.He started to move, but a sudden uncomfortable feeling in his stomach stopped him. It then quickly changed from uncomfortable to painful, and almost immediately from painful to unbearable.He instinctively curled up on his side, gasping and struggling for breath. The pain seemed to originate from his side, right where the wound was.He groaned in agony, one hand clutching his side, the other digging into his mattress.Then something snapped. A chilling scream of pain escaped from him. By the time the first convulsions began a moment later, his vision went dark.XXX“Lalna did what?” exclaimed Xephos.“He teleported! I saw it with my own eyes!” exclaimed Honeydew. “One second he was right in front of me, and then I didn't even blink and he was gone. Didn't make a noise or leave a trail or anything.”“I have a hard time believing it,” said Sips with a shrug.
Ender Curse part 1Xephos gasped and snapped his eyes open. He sat bolt upright and looked around, dazed and confused.“What in the...”Quickly, he got to his feet and looked around. He was in the middle of a wide open grassy plains area with nothing around for what seemed like miles. He turned full circle and spotted a forest to the north. It only looked to be half a mile away. He turned again, and far to the south, he could see a range of enormous mountains. He could also see a large lake with several rivers to the west, close to the forest.“Where am I...” muttered Xephos. This wasn't any world he had ever seen before. And he didn't remember coming to this world either. So how did he get here?And then he realized something that terrified him more than spawning in this strange new world with no memory of how he had gotten here.He was alone.Immediately, he became nervous and checked over his shoulder, expecting a skeleton or Creeper to come sneaking up on him while there was n
Ender Curse part 2It was about midday, and Lalna still hadn't woken up.Xephos was sitting next to his friend, who was sleeping feverishly. The bandages on Lalna's bare chest were already bloodstained, and his fever was much higher than it had been that morning.With a sigh, he leaned back against the wall before wincing and sitting forward again. The arrow wounds on his back and chest were hurting him again, especially when he tried to breathe deeply.Xephos looked across the room at Sjin, who was sitting against the opposite wall, writing in a book. He had also been injured while fighting the Creepers. He had rolled his ankle while running, and he had several nasty burns on his back and legs. Honeydew and Sips were the only ones who hadn't been seriously injured, so they were outside. They had torched up the place to prevent the mobs from spawning nearby, and now they were looking for resources.Because they didn't have any wool, they didn't have any beds. This brought Xephos' mind back to Lalna, who
Ghost part 13 (Final)Nothing but silence followed Trott's announcement. Silence and the wind, along with the occasional stifled sob from the heartbroken walrus.It took a moment for Lomadia and Ridge to process what Trott had just said. They looked at each other with worry and fear; Ridge had told Lomadia all about what happened with Void. He told her about it the first time he spoke with her after Xephos died.Slowly, Lomadia knelt down in front of the inconsolable engineer. She put a gentle hand on his shaking shoulder, and he looked up at her, despair written all over his face.“Trott,” she said gently, “can you tell us what happened?”“They're gone,” Trott choked out. “T-they're both gone...”“Start from the beginning,” whispered Lomadia. “Tell us everything that happened.”Trott gulped and took a deep breath to try and stop his shaking. He glanced past Lomadia's shoulder to see the beach and the ocean. It was a little past midnigh
Ender Curse part 10Nobody knew what to do. Lalna was gone, and they didn't know how to find him or where to look.Xephos stood on the balcony on the roof. He couldn't face the others, knowing that it was his fault Lalna had left.He was staring at Lalna's journal, reading his last words over and over again. It was only then that he realized his hands were shaking.He closed his eyes and took a deep breath. Lalna was his friend and he needed help. And Xephos hadn't trusted him. He even said so, and Lalna clearly heard him.He didn't know what to do. He needed to fix this, but he didn't know how.Frustrated, he let the journal fall from his hands, and he was about to go back into the house when he noticed something.When the journal landed, it opened to a page near the end. There was a sketch on the page for a machine that Xephos didn't recognize.Stooping over, he picked up the book and looked at the blueprint. Lalna had scribbled something underneath it. He said it was a way to find the mutant Enderman.
Ghost part 12Ross made his way down the stairs, descending further and further into the cold darkness. In his mind, he replayed what had just happened, trying to figure everything out.Void told him that the only cure for lycanthropy was Void flux, which could only be harnessed by a demigod. This was concerning, because Void's werewolf friend had apparently died during the procedure.As Ross walked, he slipped on an uneven step and grabbed the wall to brace himself. He winced in pain as the rough wall dug into his burnt palms.He looked at his hands for the first time since the fight. There were twice as many blisters as there had been before, just because he had used light magic to burn the Ghost.“Since when did my light magic start burning me?” he muttered to himself, staring at his hands. Then he realized that ever since the Deep Dark, most of the light magic he did burned him. Had something happened to him there?Shaking his head a bit, he continued down the stairs. The image of th
Ender Curse part 5Lalna gasped and sat bolt upright in his bed. He looked around and saw that he was in his room alone. It was the middle of the day. He tried to sit up, and he panicked a bit when he couldn't move his left arm, but he looked over and saw that his shoulder was bandaged and his arm was in a sling. It didn't hurt much though. Then he noticed that his shoulders, chest, and back were covered in long, shallow cuts.He couldn't for the life of him remember what had happened or how he had gotten in this condition. The last thing he remembered was fighting with Xephos about something.Quickly and a bit spastically, Lalna rolled out of his bed and fell to his hands and knees, just barely catching himself with his right hand. He then slowly stood on shaky legs and looked around.His room was still the same, even though he could see that there was a hole in the wall by the door that had been repaired. He also noticed that the glass in one of the windows had been replaced.Stepping a bit closer, he
Ender Curse part 8It took a while for Lalna to finish writing down everything he had found in his journal. He had so many theories, none of which were certain.The only thing he was truly certain of was that he needed to find and kill the mutant Enderman.Tonight was a full moon. It had appeared last full moon, so there was a chance it might appear again.Or at least... he thought it had appeared last full moon. After all, what else could have pulled him through the window? And now that he thought about it, he remembered that the poison had been killing him. Then the mutant Enderman supposedly appeared, and the poison seemed to stabilize and stop giving him seizures.He had to know for sure if that really had been the mutant Enderman, or if there was something else out there.Lalna looked out the window. It was getting later in the afternoon. He only had a few hours until nightfall.He picked up the extractor and hooked it onto his belt. Then he found a sword, strapped it to his back, and walked