Title: Clouded Pathways (In which the Tale Begins Anew)
'verse: Enemy Mine, past fic
Character(s): The Shadow King, unnamed female
Rating: PG (for allusions to dark and dastardly things)
Word count: 160
A/N: I've posted this as something of a teaser for both Enemy Mine and the related 'verse mythology/lore series that I'm also currently busy on. This was sort of an experiment, an attempt to parody the traditional structure of classic oral/fairytale narrative.
Oh,and a special thanks to everyone whose been such a great support. I really do appreciate all your encouragement!
Once upon a time...
A long, long time ago...
In a faraway land...
There was a castle (or a fortress) -- all high, reaching towers and smooth, sheer walls. And inside each tower were windows, and in one of these windows was a man. A Prince. No.... a King, spun from the forbidden desires and broken dreams of a long dead people.
On one side of the place-that-was-a-castle (or fortess) is a merciless wasteland, a sea of pitch-colored sand that stretches as far as the eye can see, and on the other is something infinitely more terrible -- the Void, a carnivorous Nothingness.
Once upon a time the man-that-was-a-King made a bargain. No... a wager -- a dark game, a cruel entertainment that was also a revenge of sorts. He wove a net of lies and deception, hoping to ensnare his enemy. All that was needed was for her to take the bait.
And, after years of waiting, she did...
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