The sounds of battle echoed over the entirety of the village the sound of steel against steel echoed to his ears even as he moved about the house pushing his youngest sister into the closet with his mom, the echoes of their cries slipped through the cracks in the wood to slip to him as he stepped out into the war that waged outside. His bare feet touched the dirt ground, his jaw slipping to the ground at the look of the enemy that fought the villagers.....they weren't there mere shadows that moved upon the ground. He pressed his hand to the ground shakily and muttered lightly, almost scared like. The flames danced from the fires of the house and shifted to the ground crawling along the dirt and the grass trying to burn the target that had been laid out before them but to no avail. The creatures of darkness that swirled beneath the feets of the villagers all stopped at the movements of the flames and turned their frightful gaze upon him. He turned his back and began to run as fast as he could through the village gates and away from the scene. His feet pounded against the ground as he ran, his heart beat in his chest like the bell that echoed for church in the morning. His legs pounded and ached as if he had been running for days, for weeks and finally once he was out of range of the village....the people that was his family, he collapsed to the ground. His back rested against the tree and his breaths slipped through his lips harshly causing the burning sensation down his throat, he didnt know who or what those creatures were they were just monsters.....demons.......what were they? His eyes slipped shut, his body falling still all except his chest slowly rising and falling with each breath. His family, his friends all massacred by the creatures, by those shadows and yet he had no concept of what those creatures were but he would have to research them. He had to get up and make his way back......he rose from his spot on the ground and to shaky feet, his legs felt like jello but he stumbled forward back the way he came. He walked continously but the black smoke rising in the distance only destroyed the last tinge of hope he had. His inner voice only continued to feed into his lack of hope, telling him that they killed him all raped his mother and sister and ripped them to pieces. He shook his head tears gathering on the sides of his eyes as he ran, he ignored the way his legs felt the way they shifted, the pain all he could think about was his mother and sister both crouched in the closet their fearful eyes gazing up at him. This pushed his feet further to pound to the entrance of the village the gates torn off of their hinges and the very building that were once there now gone. He darted through the village to the home that he once stayed in........he dropped to his knees at the sight the sight that would dance upon his mind days after the incident. His mother lay strung up in the air by what seemed to invisible wires her naked body covered in the marks of whips and claws, blood leaked from the wounds and to the ground leaving puddles beneath her feet. He crawled to her feet his hands placing upon the dirt causing him to shift back in horror, a small seemingly horrible voice of fear left his lips. There was his sister beneath the shattered form of his mother, half of her body burned by flames, dark black scorch marks danced upon the left side of her body showing the pale white of her skeleton. Along the right side her face seemed to be twisted up in a fear like scream that caused him to scramble to his feet in terror and dart off in the same direction he came from, his body felt numb his insides turned in a sick fashion and soon he was collapsing to his hands and knees in front of a tree his lips parted and the fillings of his stomach spilling onto the ground with the tears that leaked from his eyes.....who would do this? Why did they target his quiet little village.....he moved to his feet and stumbled to behind a tree and whined lightly from his spot...what was he going to do now? Who would help him now? He was alone and would be from this day forth, he sat there until the sun set awaiting for the creatures of the wild to claim him.