All his life, Estern had been under the impression that the orphanage was his only home, that his parents were dead, but now when the truth unveiled before his eyes, he couldn’t do anything but curse his fate that he couldn’t get the love of his parents. But the rage was still running through his veins, this man could be his brother by blood, but Estern wanted to kill him.
“Out of all the truths, this one still stands as a lie,” Estern said with his head down at the ground, and hands trembling, ‘You’re disgusting! You never loved him. I could see it in your eyes when you looked at his grave, there wasn’t love, just greed!’
The leader clenched his fists, “Say it what you will.” He picked up Estern by his shirt, and Estern didn’t do anything but looked at him in his devilish eyes. “He was good for nothing, if father loved me, he could have trusted me with his secret wisdom, but what did the lunatic do? He died with the power to become God branded on his back that only you could approach.” Suddenly a hint of smile appeared on his pursed lips. “But now that the final piece is in my hands, no one can stop me!” and he let out a evil laugh filled with anguish and joy. And then he started chanting in his pure cold voice, as if a sword was sliding out of its sheath.
“Let yourself go with the flow, and be like the water rippling in a pond,
For the final test is yet to pass, stand transparent in front of the eyes,
The power is never obedient to faces, for appearance shall be burned at the end.
Kill your earthly desires. For you have to walk this path alone.
Get past this Blind Illusion!”
And again he laughed as if victory was within his reach, and he had grabbed the neck of immortality. But the work was yet to be done. He whispered ‘Kizania’ Both of them vanished from the place, and what was left were wisps of smoke and the moonlight that was glinting through the broken window.
Estern opened his eyes and forced himself to wake up from this spell. Excruciating pain was running all over his body. He looked around himself, and the leader was standing in front of him with his arms crossed. “I shall reward you, little brother, for doing so much for me!”
But Estern was too bound in the pain; he couldn’t even open his mouth to curse him. All those prisoners that Estern was meant to catch were now standing over him, laughing.
“My dear possessions, now is the time I may express my gratitude for your kind servitude,” The leader spoke with a calm, cold voice. Fealus, Karisa and Lazek, all bowed to him at once, and fell on their knees.
“The path was not at all smooth, but you, my possessions, always excelled in overpowering each obstacle that came in your way. I remember the day when you passed the test of faith, and the unworthy were eliminated. You, my possessions, have worked hard, and now is the time that I shall reward you with something that I had promised.
“Immortality, the power that we strived for so long, is now within our hands. My dear brother Estern has finally served his purpose, though I think I have to use him one more time. He became the key to our treasure, and now our wait comes to an end. Rejoice in the glory of your victory, my possessions! You have served me for long, and you have served me well. Your sacrifice will always be remembered, in the coming history, when the world will worship me, and you will be renounced as the most trustworthy possessions.
“Now we have reached the final step of this ladder, give all of yourself to it, and show the faith in me as you did before. Sacrifice and become IMMORTAL!”