I am here with my fourth entry for Misty's writing challenge! I included our team mascot, the Pegasus and the word 'bright'!:)
The sound of everything ending. The end drew closer with chaotic screams, the sound of fire crackling closer to the town, the flood waters washing through the town, taking anything and everything it wanted. I couldn't believe my eyes. How could everything have ended so quickly? I knew that She was behind it, I knew She wanted me to suffer, to take the guilt of everything She had done. I knew that's what She wanted, and I was beginning to feel it. The guilt quenched my soul and any fire in my blood was put out as the icy water ran underneath me. I was in shock at the devastation around me, the amount of hatred burning inside Her that She must have used to do such a horrible thing as to destroy Her town. The town that had made Her.
My town. Her town.
A tiny light at the edge of the town caught my attention. It was small and dim, but when I stared at it in confusion it swelled until it was a bright beacon grabbing at me. My town was ruined, I knew that. I had to help, but the light was drawing me away from the destruction and before I knew what was happening, I was walking toward it, across rushing floods, through the burning fire that swallowed the other side of the town. I came to the light unburned. It was a bright ball of a spot light and as I reached out to touch it, it began to move. I gasped. I had to follow it. I had to touch it. All of my senses were taken over as I left the ruins of my town, as the screams faded and were replaced by the light.
I traveled through the plains that surrounded the town, my eyes transfixed upon the beacon. I crossed through a tall field of grass where the town Pegasi grazed. They didn't seem to care that I passed by, but I didn't even notice them. I started to run as the light sped away faster and faster. I was sprinting by the time I began to realize where I was and felt the hold on my mind weaken. I stopped running, my boots scratching to a halt on the gray stone ground. I looked all around myself at the canyon I was in. I had never seen it before. I noticed a cave planted inside the canyon walls and that's when I saw that the light I had followed was shining from inside there. I climbed to the cave, curiosity leading me farther into the cave and farther until I heard whispering. It echoed around the cave and I heard the rustling of fabric on the stone ground. The tapping of footsteps. I suddenly knew what had happened. The light was one of Her tricks to get me here. It was an illusion, a mind trick. I turned around to face Her. She pulled herself out from behind a clump of columns growing from the ground, connecting to the ceiling of the cave.
I pressed myself to the cave wall as I took Her in again. She was so changed. Her once warm brown eyes were dark and cold and unrecognizable. The bright, hopeful girl I had known disappeared and replaced with a revengeful monster of a woman.
“Felicia,” She said, her tone a whispering echo.
I opened my mouth to reply, wanting so much to have changed the past. I strained my rusty vocal chords as I forced my mouth to acknowledge her. To say the word I most didn't want to, to fight the urge to run like I had for the past two years. But I couldn't anymore, I had to face her. There wasn't any other option. I opened my mouth again.
I hope you liked the story, it's not one of my favorites, but not awesome writing is better than no writing!:D