Life is a wonderful thing some people say... however I beg to differ, my name is Joel, my whole life I was treated like a monster. It all started when I was little around 7 or so, I was sitting around the town square in the little village og Yotun, a place I called home when it all happened, the sky started getting cloudy slowly getting cold I could see my breath easily, but something wasn't right everything was getting unblieveable dark it was like I was going blind.
Soon I couldn't see anything, then I felt an odd sensation on the back of my hand, I clinched my wrist in pain, it was unreal how much it hurt, it felt like someone was taking a knife and carving out the back of my hand. A bright light began to glow from where the pain was coming from. Soon I could see a strange symbol on the back of my hand, it was odd as soon as the symbol apeared the pain stopped... however it got even colder, so cold it felt like my insides were freezing. Soon after that I blacked out for what felt like an eternity, pondering my thoughts I wonder why this had to happen to me... why not someone else?
Lost in darkness I felt a strange absense... like there was a hole in my chest not very long after this feeling I began losing the will to care where I was or what would happen to me almost as if I lost my heart and the will to live, it felt like I was nothing just a lonely piece of dust left in the corridor's of time and at time's not even that like I never even existed.
After a while I got use to the fact of not being able to return to the world of the living I just relaxed and floated through the darkness soon awoken by a bright light, I wasn't use to such a bright light hell I wasn't use to light at all it was a foreign thing to me, curious I moved closer to the light it was warm and comforting something I haven't felt in a long time.
I reached out grasping the light in my hand's holding it close to my chest I felt the will to live again having this feeling was wonderful, soon the the darkness faded away and I was left in a small room which was surprising I had been in darkness for so long I had forgoten everything how to speak, how to walk all I could do was sit there on the floor holding the bright light close to me chest.
As I sat there observing my surroundings I noticed a small lantern on the wall it was surrounded by little bugs who's back end emitted a bright light, I was astounded how could such a small being produce such a bright light? Never the less I wanted to get a closer look at these little being's but try as I might my legs would not move, I soon felt the feeling of isolation creeping up on me slowly, after a while sitting on the floor helpless I heard a small voice in my head "Hello?" the voice said to me in a worried tone I replied but I couldn't utter a word "Don't worry about speaking I'm in you're head I can read you're thoughts." the voice explained.
Talking to the voice made me feel like I wasn't alone anymore it was a strange feeling even before I was lost in the darkness no one would talk to me I was alone most of my life, the only memories I had was of an empty house filled with dust and spiderwebs. "What's you're name?" the voice asked in a polite tone "My name is... is... Joel.." I replied haveing trouble remebering even my name, "Ah that is a beautiful name my name is... well you can call me Alice." the voice said happily.
We sat there talking for hours, "Why don't you try standing Joel?" Alice asked, I looked down at my legs they seemed to be lifeless "I don't know if I can..." I replied with a sad expression on my face "Aw come on Joel I know you can do it!" Alice exclaimed cheering me on "Okay I'll try." I replied mustering my strength, it took me a while but I finally was able to move my legs slightly soon standing up on my own! I felt so happy I could finally stand again, I began walking towards the lanten on the wall with haste. I wanted to find out more about these little beings who produced such wonderful light, "Ah I see you have a fondness for fireflys." Alice began explaining about fireflys and what they do, I was astounded, one landed in my hands I smiled looking at the little creature with much amazment "Hehehe you're so cute Joel." Alice said in a cute tone, I started blushing.
A girl really liking me? It was the first time this had ever happen "Heh thanks." I replied smiling wide, not paying attention I accidently squished the little firefly in my hands "Oh no!" I exclaimed putting the dead firefly on the ground almost in tears, "Aww don't worry Joel things like this happen, it wasn't you're fault." she said consoling me.