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Shattered Soul in SolaceTears. Tears of fear. Fear of losing. Fear of letting myself fail. I cried from my soul. I cried. I bang the floor with my fists with all my might. My mind echoes the same message: "WHY DID I LOSE!?" Everything I have trained for, my mind, body, soul, commitment. All for this moment. Only to lose to your opponent while it took them minimum effort to beat me. I punched the floor thrice. Blood. Blood from my mistakes. From me being confident. I lost it when she punched me. I thought I was invincible. I thought I was strong. I was wrong.
Alas, my mind, my ego, my goal of being the best there is disappeared. Nothing rang in my mind. Rage, hatred, bravery...nothing. I was in a state of nothingness. Yet, I smiled. Freedom. That word suddenly appeared within my thoughts. In that instant, I knew what it means. I was free from the delusions of my so called "invincibility" and my goal of becoming the "best there is."
There are no such things....they were never real to begin with.
As I smiled wit
ReflectionsVal's pursuit led him to the foul beast's domain. The hollowed-out cavern reeked of blood and rancid meat. The dim light he had seen as he charged through the tunnel after the monster could now be identified: torches. Rows of mysteriously lit torches lined the walls of the huge cave. At its center was a substantially large labyrinth of mirrors.
He spotted the beast entering.
He spun his silver broadsword in his hand and hurried in behind it.
His garb was a simple blue and white crusader's leather with thick armored pads and reinforcing steel studs. Lightweight and flexible, but quite effective defense against blunt blows and – in a pinch – the slashing claws of the unholy spawn of the earth. All monster-hunters wore a similar variety in Val's experience. It would serve him well in these close quarters of the mirrored maze.
Right, left, forward, left, right he turned, always catching a glimpse of the beast's tail as he wove his way through the corridors. Every so often he sp
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