A separate world calls to a single human that can help it, yet once, it felt his influence in a different way. It is all colors and good will, a large continent with a kingdom to the north, and the Wilde Isles to the East, where the villages and their commonfolk gather beside the treeline to live long, and prosper. However after the destruction of the Shards - North, East, South, and West, the spirits vie against the villagers, and living so close to the beauty of the forests is no longer so very safe.~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PuppyPuppy stared fondly at the bright screen before him. His laptop felt warmed his lap, and warmed his heart too. He could feel the fan's inside whirring as it processed Kitty's old chat logs, and why he needed to see them now... Well, he thought they maybe they'd help bring her back to him, because she was so far away now... His best friend's profile picture flashed on the screen, and Puppy felt a lump form in his throat when her fluffy, short hair and silly expression seemed to convey just what she would say and do at a moment like this - 'Hey, Pups. Get over it, you've got your incessant craving for chocolate to worry about.' She would ruffle his hair, or poke him in the cheek with a loud, 'Boop,' until he couldn't do anything else but smile. Now... A week had passed since she left him forever. She the only person in the world that had gone from stranger to forever-friend in less than a year... In fact, it had only taken her a few weeks to roll into his heart. The short little ball of dorky sweaters, scarves, and giggles was gone now- leaving a lopsided, fuzzy-edged hole. Puppy yearned for her spastic sense of humor... Oh Kitty, with her silly faces, and bold stares, had now fixated his bright, honey eyes on the screen. There she was on her 16th birthday, two years ago- with a group of other people Puppy didn't recognize. He didn't really bother to, anyway. He was here for Kitty. "hey pups, wacha dooooooin? :3" "homework..." "ugh, BOOOORING~ here, let me make your suffering less painful x3" [link] "woah, this is really neat~ (o.o)b" "hahaha, this song really made me think of you ;3" Puppy sighed, leaning his head back on the pillows to listen. His eyes scanned the darkness of his room while his fingers tapped out a rhythm against the edges of the laptop. After a moment, he glanced back at the screen and giggled, feeling tears spill down his cheeks. It wasn't fair. Why did people have to die? Puppy abruptly shut the laptop, put it aside, and let himself lie down. It was 11 at night- early for summer vacation- but he just didn't feel like doing anything else, couldn't bear to think of anything to do, and couldn't bear the thought of doing anything when Kitty was on his mind. Puppy could see the night sky outside the window. It seemed static and dead- it had rained earlier in the day, and the clouds were likely covering the stars. But then, a twinkling caught his eyes. Bright blue, a needle-point star sparkled against a black backdrop. He felt something catch in his throat and he sobbed. "Please... I don't want to be here. I just want to go somewhere else..." He wished upon the star, bitter and mournful. Puppy didn't know if he meant it or not. He just needed to feel better. It felt like his heart was being ripped out of his chest... Tired and hurt, he drifted off to sleep just as a bright flash of light engulfed his room. ~~~~ HeisHeis flung the door open and ran outside of his little shack-house. His bare feet pounded against the floor and kicked up dust from the path as he charged over to the neighbor's house, with his heavy tail bouncing behind him. There was something very important he needed to tell them. BAM. He smashed against the door, forgetting to open it in his excitement. Faint swearing cold be heard, before it clicked open to reveal a frazzled Heis standing awkwardly in the frame. "Shit, I forgot to open the door again..." "YOU GUYS. YOU GUUUYS." He made loud sounds to attract their attention.