A familiar feeling.
ENTER THE DREAMER
Song: My Time
The demon reappeared in the far, far wilds of Demon World. Her power took her as far away from where any could easily find her as it could; She didn't want anyone to see her right now. The shame she felt was like a fierce illness, clawing at her innards, making residence of her will. Wrong, wrong, wrong; that's all she felt at the moment - a sensation that would pass with time, but for now she allowed herself to let the awful feeling set and be felt.
She felt drained, not taking too many steps before she decided it wasn't worth it to find a place more comfortable, instead settling on the earth and allowing sleep to take her. She needed rest of some variety, she supposed.
Soon, something formed around her; a pastel-painted garden. She would open her eyes in such a place, however watching the formless, colorful trees sway in the wind, she would discover she couldn't hear the natural sounds of such a place.
She didn't react to her lack of speech, rather just allowing the dream to go about. The place felt familiar, but she didn't dwell on such thoughts, she didn't want to even think for a while, rather just reside in some temporary reprieve of her emotions.
She felt like her body was on autopilot, her mind in some strange in between state of lucid dreaming and not, more or less acting like an observer to herself in such a place. She felt like she was floating, the environment rather calm and serene, as she would walk through the plant-filled paradise.
Though, all would not remain peaceful for long, as she would notice at the corner of her eye, the once lush leaves had darkened, torn, and looked as if they had eyes upon them, oozing with a strange substance that almost appeared as tears.
Her unusual walk continued, the trees themselves full of crying, oozing eyes, blinking occasionally as they even appeared to breathe... With pain. Horrible pain. Her track was stopped short as she felt something touch her ankle, her gaze lowering to match the source of the warm, stick-like sensation.
It was a skeleton, burned to charcoal by the flames coating it's body, mouth agape as it's eyeholes, though empty, were brimming with agony; The fires of hell came from the brush as more flaming, limping skeletons walked out from the shadows, the sound of ringing forming in her ears, growing louder and louder, as the looming shadow of buildings surrounded her, the garden slowly becoming less and less abstract...
Her white eyes opened to a tree-covered sky, sunlight filtered through the leaves as she slowly sat up, body covered in gently colored leaves, taking a good look around. It looked almost as if she was put into a forest, but it didn't take long for her to figure out where she was, given the dark structures that poked out just barely above the canopy."...Here again?"
She had awakened back in Jefferson, back in the garden she had made in memorial to those who were killed in the tragedy. She was but a child, unable to save all of them, or do anything, falling apart to witnessing... She couldn't recall. Something here caused her to fall apart, but it was no longer a thing she could recall.
Oh well. She wasn't in the best of moods to dwell on the past.
She remained in the place she awoke, a small flowerbed that had formed over time. The plants had taken rather well, and had grown so quickly. Though, she could sense other entities in this city. It only made her look at one of the flowers before her, her gaze resting on it."A humble little flower, you think you are?"
She placed a finger on one of it's delicate petals, gently stroking it as she softly spoke,"Not a thought in your head that your roots would impose upon others, is there? Do you think yourself more beautiful than the other flowers? Full of potential? Different?"
Her gaze shallowed as she released a soft sigh, "No little flower, you're no different than the rest of your patch. No matter how much you try to stand out."
She looked off into the distance, and sighed, laying her head down, "..You'll just get uprooted like the rest of your brethren when those with the power to tear you from the earth come. And sadly, that seems soon.."