I woke up to the cold cropper taste of blood. My body ached and I opened my eyes, looking into the dim-lit ruins of the tome clouded by layers of dust. I coughed as I breathed in the thick dust. Everything hurt when my body shook violently.
I recollected myself and tried to stand. I failed and only managed to get on my hands and knees. The effort made me breathe heavy which made me cough again, causing more pain.
When the pain passed I looked around the ruins in the hope of finding someone. In the dim light, it was hard so I tried to lit my fire, but my power failed me when I bearly managed an ember.
I forced myself to stand and I painful did. I cursed to myself as I limped across the uneven stone and marble chucks that were once a floor.
I called out into the darkness for the others but I dreaded the answer of silence.
While I limped along I stepped on a weak chuck of stone and it gave under my feet. My already weak ankles rolled and I fell cutting my hands as I attempted to cushioned my fall.
I cursed as I tried to stand again, only to fail. However, from my new angle, I saw a hand sticking out in the rumble.
Fearing it was one of my friends I rushed over to them, ignoring the pain. They were covered in dust and rumble. I quickly dug and pulled the rocks away.
After pulling away, a large rock I was met with a pale and unconscious Ophelia.
Her helmet and armor were cracked beyond reasons and she was covered in her black blood. I know she's my enemy but looking down at her, helpless and bloody, I felt bad for her. I reached down and felt for a pulse.
I could feel the slow and faint rhythm of her heartbeat. My fingers rested on her neck while I let out a sigh.
Then Ophelia's eyes shot open and grabbed my hand that was resting on her neck. I didn't have time to react before she got up and pushed me onto my back. Her hands were instantly around my neck. I gasped for air as she straddled me.
Her silver-gray eyes were bloodshot and bloodthirst as she glared down at me with a wicked grin.
"It will be an honor to give Lord Zeref your head", She laughed.
I crawled at her hands trying to pry them off, but I failed as I struggled under her. I tried to summon my fire but I was too weak and it died from my lack of oxygen. I fought back against her death grip as my vision hazed and black spot clouded my vision.
I dropped my right hand and searched the ground for anything heavy enough to hurt her. My hand found a large chunk of rock. I gripped it and crashed it into Ophelia's skull.
She rolled off of me and I rolled on top of her then pinned her under me. Adrenaline rushed through me as I smashed the rock into Ophelia's face. I lost myself as I stuck her again... and again until she was still.
I returned as huffed breathlessly. My hands were covered in black blood and Ophelia's face was unrecognizable. I dropped the bloody rock and scrambled off of her. I fell and hated myself as I stared at the lifeless body before me.
I covered my mouth as water graced my cheeks. I muttered a hopeless apology that only I bore witness to.
A familiar voice in my head pulled me back to reality.
"Larisa!", Athena called.
"Thank the stars. As soon as you enter the portal I lost all contact with you. I only regained shortly after the ground collapsed. Are you alright?"
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A Dragon Rider's ElementFantasy
When dark armies and evils of the past awaken in the 21st century, anicent powers choose four new dragon rider are chosen to be the guardians and protecters of their world. Together they mount thier dragons and defend the world from the drakness. Th...