Naomi's Rough Draft Blog

Fang 2- Part 1

Posted on: February 10, 2013

As Fang, Alexis, Joey, Sam, Danny, and Melissa walked out of the woods, Fang suddenly looked up and stopped walking.  “What’s wrong?” Alexis asked.

“Do any of you know what time it is?” he asked without turning around.

Joey looked at his wristwatch.  “Almost ten-thirty.”

“That means I have thirty more minutes to prepare.” he said, and resumed walking.

“Prepare for what?” Sam asked.

For a while Fang was silent.  Then he said, “I need to prepare for the test.

“Lunar told me that four hours after the Darkness has judged me, I’ll be tested by it.  He didn’t give me many details, but he did say that there are five testers, and that the test usually is more that twenty-four hours.”

“Are we allowed to come with you?” Joey asked.

“I don’t know,” Fang admitted, “but Lunar was alone when he took the test, so I assume that you five can’t come.  Besides, the test is taken in a dark realm, and Lunar wasn’t exactly willing to describe it.  I doubt normal humans can enter it.”

But why? Alexis wondered.

__________

Lunar walked through the darkness, his feet sinking in the shadows with every step.  It’s almost time for Fang to be tested, he thought.  But since Fang’s a creature of light, how will the test turn out?

He heard someone chuckle behind him.  “Hey, Lunar.”  Lunar’s pupils dilated slightly at the sound of the familiar voice, and he froze in his tracks.  “Remember me?” the voice asked with an audible smirk.

“You’re not the kind of person one forgets easily,” Lunar said, speaking without turning around, “Servant of Darkness.”

Lunar didn’t need to look at the Servant to remember what he looked like.  The Servant stood about twelve feet tall, about three times Lunar’s height.  His enormous, plump belly jutted out like a fishhook inside a trout, and his eyes were small circles on his head.  His neck was a stub, and there was wide grin on his face that spread to his cheeks.  His body was black, except for his hands and feet, which were a chalky white.

“Glad to hear it, Lunar.” the Servant said, grinning.  “I admit our first meeting was . . . on the wrong foot, but I hope there aren’t too many hard feelings.”

“I don’t have feelings.” Lunar said, trying to maintain a calm tone of voice.  Not many, anyway.

“Sorry, I forgot.  Anyway, you remember my realm, don’t you?” the Servant asked, patting his large belly.

For a while Lunar didn’t speak.  “I haven’t forgotten.  And that’s where Fang will be tested in a little while.”  Lunar turned his head slightly towards the Servant, but refused to look directly at him.

“Oh yes: there’s something you should know about Fang.  You see, he’s not exactly a creature of light.”  The Servant chuckled.  “He’s more like a . . . a tipping scale, shall we say.”

__________

Fang pushed back a branch and saw the basketball court ahead of them.  “Looks like we’re almost out of here.” he said.  They all walked onto the court; Hasbrin’s camera was still there.

“That’s a relief.” Joey joked.  Fang glanced at Hasbrin’s camera, remembering what he had done.  Mark’s coming back, he thought.

Suddenly, a shock wave went through his body.  What the- He fell forward, using his hands to hold him up.  What’s going on?

GOOD MORNING, FANG.  A loud voice said to Fang in his head.  THE TEST IS ABOUT TO COMMENCE.  BUT NOT ONLY WILL YOU BE TESTED, BUT SEVEN OTHERS. 

What’s that supposed to mean?

LOOK AROUND.  YOU PATHETIC HUMAN FRIENDS ARE ALREADY UNCONSCIOUSGlancing around with his eyes, Fang grimly saw that the voice was right was right.  AND THEY WILL REMAIN THAT WAY, BECAUSE I’VE EJECTED THEIR SOULS.  YOU CAN SAVE THEM, BY PASSING THE TEST. 

Fang gritted his teeth in determination.  Then let’s do this.  Another shock went through his body, and Fang’s arms collapsed under him.  He was already unconscious by the time his head hit the gravel.

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