By: Sheldon Hoffman
We were all silent for a few minutes; we were
so shocked we couldn't speak. Then at last the
shock of what had just happened wore off and I
spoke up, "So what do we do now?" I asked.
"Well, we've been here longer than you have
and Arcanus got a chance to tell us a little
more than he told you, so we found out more
about where we are not a whole lot more but a
bit." Mystik said. I could tell by what she
just said that she was our new leader.
"So tell me what he told you that he didn't
tell me then?" I asked her.
"That we have to complete the mission as
quick as we can and that the edge is the
actually edge of the universe not just a place
of mind boggling rooms." explained Mystik.
"How are we going to find out what our
mission is then?" Asrar asked.
"I don't know." she said ashamedly.
"Well, I think that we should go out side of
this strange tower and see if there are any
clues to lead us to where we have to go." I
"Seems like as good an idea as any." Asrar
"Ok but if we don't find anything then we
should come back inside okay?" Mystik asked.
So we left the tower in agreement and
decided to look for any clues of where to go
next. While we walked out I tried to figure
out where all the mist was coming from in this
place. I came to the conclusion it was come
from outside. Where the outside mist was
coming from I'll never know. So we walked out
into the misty world of the edge again (well
actually it was entrance I don't think any of
us were prepared for the real edge.)
The building truly was a magnificent bit of
architecture it almost looks some giant took a
straight tower and twisted it like paper. The
tower was made from grey bricks and was the
tallest structure I had ever seen.
We walked through the mist and searched
around the tower. As we searched for some sign
we heard a chorus of musical laughter. It
sounded deep and jolly like the Father
Christmas laugh you here on television around
Christmas. We all looked around us to see
where the voice was coming from. The laugh
soon became very haunting almost evil. We
continued to look around us and couldn't see
where the voice was coming from.
"Where is that terrible laugh coming from,"
Mystik cried out.
"I don't know but we have to find it and
make it stop or I fear that we will all go
mad," Asrar replied.
It was true the sound was beginning to take
my senses away. I kept searching but all I
could see was the silvery mist. My vision was
beginning to go fuzzy when I looked up and saw
what looked like a joker on a playing card.
The clothes he was wearing where half black
half white. He was high up on the tower just
sitting on a ledge about half way up,
"He's up there on the ledge," I shouted to
They both whirled around instantly. I could
see the contorted look of anguish on there
faces. I tried not to concentrate on the
horrendous laughing as I thought of something
to say to the joker. But before I could say
something to the joker Asrar spoke.
"Who are you and why are you torturing us?"
The laughing stopped and the silence was
beautiful. I looked up waiting for the joker
to reply but, he was gone.
"Where'd he go?" I asked
"Right behind you." A voice calmly replied.
I quickly turned around and to my surprise the
joker was standing right behind me."What …how… "I stuttered.
"Don't think how just know that it happened.
When you are in the Edge you will go crazy if
you think about how. Know it happened and
believe it." The joker replied.
"Who are you?" Mystik asked.
"Me, why I'm your guide!" the Joker said in