I stirred inside what I thought would be a dreamless sleep, Miss Edith held tight to me with my fingers encircling through her long curly strands. A very soft moan was emitted to the sweet singing voice, wordlessly telling it that I was still here; still breathing through my unlife.
That's when I forced my eyes to open, the protective lids revealing the wild orbs that were held within. When the surroundings finally sunk into me I began to realize that this wasn't my room, this isn't where the Sandman laid my body to rest -- I was still sleeping within the same bed however.. Miss Edith was still with me, and my new pet's scent was still very active to my sense. I cocked my head as my curious eyes looked about.. a gentle but sinister grin spreading across my lips. I was surrounded by a black mist and there was no ground underneath -- but the stars were close, so close I could touch them.
Have they finally decided to bring me to the night sky for some tea and cakes? Their voices, singing so loud, so beautiful, I felt so content.
I've finally become their Star Dancer.
While giggling I placed my feet upon the ground that was not seen to my eyes. It was almost like I was floating, away from everyone, away from all the wenches and pirates that dared to break Princess' heart. Was me and Miss Edith finally free? Finally free from the wickedness below? I hoped so. Everything would be so nice, then. I would no longer have feel so cross.. there would be no reason anymore.
Can you feel it?
And then the happiness that my features expressed melted, melted from the thorns of this rose. I frowned, nodding quietly when my eyes travelled beneath, spaces and spaces away from Hell. "Yes, Princess feels it," I replied with a mere soft whisper, disappointment simmering with my words. ".. the power, it's intoxicating, even up here." My gaze moved from below and onto the pair of stars that were beginning to swirl around me. I was tickled by their warmth.
We have such good games for you, my dear. But first you play..
"Hide and seek!" I finished the sentence with excitement, clapping my hands together with Miss Edith still within. She was happy and giggling as well, maybe this visit wasn't so disheartening.. maybe there was still fun left we had yet to play before we took our place up here among the stars. Dance, dance, away from everything. "Mmm.. that would be lovely."
We promise endless blood. No longer will you have to wander.. it's going to be a sweet ending. Yes.. yes. Go.
It was a blinding flash and I woke up with my body shooting upward, my cold flesh drench with moisture from the intense and realistic dream I experienced. No.. that was no dream. I felt it now, it's powerful and binding presence was taking my mind into all sorts of bloodlust levels. I settled Miss Edith to the bed and went to the closet where I picked my favorite black dress, one that would also make me look like a doll. Must fix my hair, must make myself pretty for this exciting event.
"Arden," I called out to my companion who was still sleeping on the bed, my eyes venturing toward him while I slipped into the laced wear. ".. chop, chop! It's time to wake up, dearie." He's been by my side since I left Spike to the wench when he was willing to kill me for her. Even dead hearts can break, and mine was lost that night the moment I felt my William's strike. Arden will never compare to what I felt to my own childe -- he wasn't all much of a dominant dog and I will never feel my blood and heart eternally bonded to his, but it was the loneliness that both me and Miss Edith feared. And Arden, he took that away.
He fought the monsters out of my closet. We do have our good times. But I will always miss my sire, and my black knight. He could never fill those gaps within my tummy.
"We have such lovely games ahead of us."
(( Open to Arden! ))