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Out of the Shadows by EndlessShower Out of the Shadows by EndlessShower
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Gelu always marveled at the blue spots of light that fell down to the blue sand below. It was cool and quiet, the shadows dancing around her silver and blue silhouette. A white cloak fallowed behind, both of their scarfs long and full of energy.
"Haven't you heard the stories?" He chirped nervously. "They say there is a wayfarer, black as the blackest shadow... That will take your scarf completely off! And there is another, far worst than the first, they say she eats you whole!"
Gelu's sing song voice echoed softly in the dim space.
"I'm aware of the stories. But I have yet to see any of these wayfarers for myself, and I have been reborn many times." She spoke confidently, but deep down she feared the stories herself.
They continued onward, pushing their fear aside to enjoy the dark beauty of the underground. Gelu shook her head at her traveling companion as he ran through the sand falls and ran through the tunnels. The scarf fish scattered and danced in the light, the cool colors reminding Gelu of water. Though Gelu had never seen water, an elder had told her of a time when this place had plenty of it, and described it in great detail to her.
The white wayfarer went on ahead of her as he fell down the ledge and into the stone serpents layer. She fallowed suite, her scarf flowing gracefully behind her and brushing over the sand softly. Just as they past the flickering war machine head, she heard a sound. It was soft and full of sorrow and meaning, floating downward as it slowly got louder. The notes rose and fell fluently like a lullaby, winding it's notes around them without words or a clear source. they slowly came to a stop and tilted their heads to listen. The haunting music began to fade, and they relished in the echo of the fading, last note.
A black shadow careened from the rafters above, the shadows seaming to bend and warp at its presence. As it fell, it began to build up speed, a gloriously long scarf fallowing behind. A red light bathed the two in an eerie glow, as it grew ever closer. Gelu chirped in alarm as the black blur knocked over the white wayfarer, and flew away. She leaned down next to him and gasped in shock. His scarf was ripped clean off, and on his back was a growing black spot, like someone had spilled ink on him and is was slowly bleeding into the surrounding fabric. As he lay in the sand, their connection was severed from the shock of the corruption, and his soul was misplaced and he faded into sand. She was alone.
She stood up and looked around her frantically, her silver patterns now felt like a bulls-eye here in the shadows. She wasn't sure what to do. Should she run? Should she hide?
She let out another high pitched chirp as she was knocked down into the sand. Pain shot down her snarf and into her body, and as quickly as it had started, the pain faded and a weight lifted. She got up slowly and looked at her scarf. Some still remained, but it was much shorter than before. It was torn at the end and was black as if it had been singed by fire. She shook the sand out of her sapphire blue cloak and looked around nervously. Just at the edge of the beam of light she was standing in, was the shadow of the underground himself. His white, eerie mask stood out like a ghost crying bloody tears. She took a step back, very frightened and unsure of what he would do next.
He only stood there, quietly studying her until her fear gave way to curiosity. She stepped closer, still shaking slightly with nerves. The anti-wayfarer only stood still and seamed just as nervous as she was.
"Who are you?" She said, using all of her courage to do so. He spoke in a silky, deep tone she has never been able to describe.
"Ater."
"W-Why spare me?"
He tilted his head at the question, and thought for a moment.
"...I am unsure. But... I have never seen a wayfarer like you. The color of your cloth is strange. I haven't seen anyone else with silver runes and bright blue cloth. Who are you?"
"Gelu."
"You are of the cold..." He said relaying the meaning of her name. "Have you seen snow?"
She looked at him in surprise. "Yes... Haven't you?"
He ruffled his silky black cloak and looked onward to the large doorway beyond. "No. This is my home, and I do not wish to leave."
As soon as he said the words aloud he knew it was a large lie on his part, but it did have a grain of truth. He did wonder what was beyond his world of shadow, but it was all he had ever known, and going beyond his confines of the darkness was frightening.
Gelu sensed his unrest, and realized than and there what he really was deep down. His outward appearance hid it well, but Gelu had a knack for finding the truth hidden behind the cloaks they wore. He was lonely and sad, nothing more than a red cloak that had never made it to the mountain and had no one to guide him... Like her. She could have ended up just like him if she had given up. The road had been long and lonesome for her, and even when she finally reached the mountain, it was bitter sweet. The snow had given her comfort for reasons she could not understand, so in a way, she was reborn with a piece of the harsh beauty in her soul.
She stepped closer and he looked up in surprise, the black, ashy snow that fell off of him falling off at the motion.
"I could take you to see the snow."
"But...But aren't you scared of me? I did break you connection with your companion and ate your scarf..."
"I don't care about that right know. What I do want to know is, what made you this way?"
He sat down. She did the same, and he told her his story.
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If you read all of that, you are truly a great watcher. This is part of Gelu and Ater's story that I did to take a little break from requests. The story is kinda long so I have broken it into parts, and will only continue if you like my writing style and want me to continue. So if you want to know what happens in their story, say something!

Also would like to remind every one that my requests are free, so please ask me about them! I only do dragon and Journey OC's
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FoxOfDestiny Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is amazing. Your OCs look so kool 
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Primalis-VII Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your story is amazing I read someone else stuff who was making a comic with your OC in it ummm :iconviczar-skiekatsu: I believe it was he/she showed Ater attacking two other Wayfarers but he stoped & then decided to help them not sure if they finished it but it shows he's not just some scarf eating maniac
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I follow the comic, she had to ask my permission to use my character after all :D He was attacking her two Journey OC's White and Whistler. I love that comic :love:
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Primalis-VII Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kewl .o. well your characters are amazing I don't think I've seen anyone else Journey stuff that has characters like yours your like a one of a kind .u.
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thank you! I have so much creativity, it just has to come out :P Hopefully I can put that to some greater use one day :D
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Primalis-VII Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your so very much welcome Miss Endless & I hope you get even more creative :iconcutesmileplz:
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ReyRay Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love their stories! Can't wait for this one to continue. :) just joined Deviantart today btw but I've been looking at your art for a while. Great work! :D
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh well welcome to the site! I hope you enjoy your time here :D
And thank you :dummy:
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SoldierX14 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I Want to know what happens and you are geting a new +
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I have to warn you though; it may be a while before I can get back to the story due to all of the requests I'm doing. I love doing requests X3
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ReyRay Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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ReyRay Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops, meant to comment above lol, still new.
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SoldierX14 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
That is fine and you are welcome
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beeZah Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like stories!
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KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We really like the story, it's very interesting and we'd love to read more~! :meow: :meow:
We really feel like we could relate to Ater and Gelu, hmhm~

And of course, like always, we really like how you drew them, especially how you did the 'burning' of the end of the scarf~

FuK~u
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I will wright more as soon as I can X3
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KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmhm, you're very welcome~ Alright~ Can't wait to see more~~

FuK~u
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ASGeek2012 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Wow, that was a great story. I thought that was rather inventive, using the companion-disconnect like that. Can't wait to hear Ater's story :)
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I have a complicated theory and explanation coming up for how their souls connect and disconnect so that it can work in the story and lose the aspect of a video game. And thank you! I am always very shy about my stories
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DRAGONLOVER101040 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That story is wonderful! :clap:
Can't wait to read more!
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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DRAGONLOVER101040 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gladly. :D
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Amor13 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What a nice story. Can't wait to hear about Ater's backstory. I also like that little reference to Koete, and you're right about her being far worse. Unlike Ater, the only times she is interested in other Wayfarer's is when she is seconds away from consuming them.
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ater has allot of complicated feelings and emotion, and considers himself lucky on the days he becomes detached. But he can often fall into the easy trap of regret, and that is why I love him X3
I thought it would be cool to include a small reference to Koete, and I knew you would see it right away X3
And thank you
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E-l-i-k-i-t-e-r-u Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
That was a very good story. I'd love to hear more. :D
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! i will wright more soon X3
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E-l-i-k-i-t-e-r-u Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Eeee, can't wait to read more!
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Darkpaukia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the story was beautiful ^^ i wish to learn more about Alter's story
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I love Ater to pieces
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Feannora Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"reborn with a piece of the harsh beauty in her soul" - That is lovely and suits Gelu's design so well. :heart: Great story, great drawing - I love Gelu's pose!
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! It means allot X3
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ninjafoxC3 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an amazing story, I wants to hear more.
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ninjafoxC3 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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88monkies Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Eloquent story- it has bits of folklore mysticism that makes me reminisce the tale of many a banshee. I adore it.
And, I think your artwork is quite lovely and simple and easy to take in.
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EndlessShower Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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