Memories of a Soul in the Underworld

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Fantasy Realm


Ethan is a soul in the Underworld with no memory of his life on Earth. He is bought and sold by various masters for centuries. Traveling from large industrial towns to scorching hot deserts. During
his journey he picks up the skills, knowledge and magic to escape his enslavement. He runs with the intent of living a free life, but is pursued by agents until he’s cornered on a remote mountain
range. With little time left, Ethan begins to recount his life and masters in the hope of leaving a record of his existence.

Table of Contents

Hades Teeth

Submitted: June 06, 2016

    Hades Teeth 42nd day on the run.   Today I continued my never ending trek o... Read Chapter

A strange immortal

Submitted: June 17, 2016

      A Strange Immortal's Mansion The beginning.   My first master was an aristocrat who wen... Read Chapter

The last evening

Submitted: July 01, 2016

  Every week I'd watch Alistair become intoxicated and flirt with anyone he could. Men, women, and even us soul slaves. ... Read Chapter

The book that changed everything

Submitted: July 10, 2016

Angela, Alphonse, Mira, Anya, Felix, and I lined up in the front garden the next morning to wish our master a safe trip. The army fo... Read Chapter

Something that even a soul can do

Submitted: July 24, 2016

My old master accumulated a collection of magical artifacts during his time alive, so I knew that his study was the best place to se... Read Chapter

Caught

Submitted: August 04, 2016

  I watched the hope in her eyes disappear when she realized that I wasn't the guy she wanted. "Oh, it's you Ethan,... Read Chapter

After one year

Submitted: August 14, 2016

It must have happened after Alistair had been gone for one year, but perhaps it was longer. There was no reason to count days when I... Read Chapter

The last game

Submitted: August 28, 2016

  I ran through the mansion searching for the other souls. Circling halls and climbing stairs, until I arrived at the guestro... Read Chapter

Goodbye to the only life I knew

Submitted: September 13, 2016

I blankly stared as I attempted to comprehend their words. I thought it was a misunderstanding because I couldn't accept that we bel... Read Chapter

Ghost of a master

Submitted: October 01, 2016

A desert Somewhere between the beginning and now. Even after he died, I thought I saw Alistair several times ove... Read Chapter

After I'd lost all hope

Submitted: October 27, 2016

A dungeon After I'd lost all hope.   I found Alphonse decades later somewhere in between masters.... Read Chapter

Welcome to the Factory

Submitted: November 04, 2016

    The Factory Just after Alistair's death.   Only Anya and I were purchased by the same owner a... Read Chapter

Work that never ends

Submitted: November 19, 2016

I didn't know it back then, but that bleak factory would be my home for the next twenty years. Every day I would sit before a loom and ma... Read Chapter

The way things are

Submitted: November 29, 2016

Souls can work longer than living people, so it wasn't uncommon for us to work days without rest. Sadly, our energy doesn't last forever,... Read Chapter

Breaking Point

Submitted: December 25, 2016

Anya was gone by the time Fredrick drunkenly stumbled back to his room. As soon as the souls released their grip, I dashed straight to wh... Read Chapter

A place with no friends

Submitted: December 31, 2016

I watched the world fly past as I plummeted backwards towards the ground. The open window moved further and further beyond my outstretche... Read Chapter

The Pit

Submitted: January 07, 2017

The Pit Sometime later.   It wasn't so bad at first. Of course I couldn't see anything (and there were creepy noises fro... Read Chapter

A new chance

Submitted: February 20, 2017

The Factory After the pit. Things returned to normal once they finally let me out of the pit. Well, as normal as things could be ... Read Chapter

The Meeting

Submitted: March 03, 2017

  I was a different person back then. Full of ridiculous ideas and a useless sense of justice that got me nowhere. Therefore I w... Read Chapter

It's time to fight back!

Submitted: March 06, 2017


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Master David's Room

Submitted: March 17, 2017

  My fellow souls never intended to hurt Foreman. In fact, those arseholes would have done anything to please him. All they want... Read Chapter

The Basement

Submitted: March 23, 2017

The Basement After he let me go. I found a place to hide in the lower levels of the factory once he finally let me go. I wear... Read Chapter

And this is how it ended

Submitted: April 02, 2017

Chapter 23 Compared to my life in the factory, my time in Alistair's mansion felt like a dream. One that shattered to piec... Read Chapter

The town where he once was

Submitted: April 05, 2017

The Town Where He Once Was. Many years later.   Foreman and I met again long after the factory closed its doors and I'd ... Read Chapter

Old friends that aren't ever coming back

Submitted: April 14, 2017


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The Fight

Submitted: May 06, 2017

I huddled behind the rock as another spell crashed against it. That one was strong enough to leave a dent, but not powerful enough t... Read Chapter

PART TWO: The Last Day

Submitted: May 18, 2017

  The Factory The last day.   The factory closed down two decades after I first walked through its doors. It wa... Read Chapter

The Bakery

Submitted: June 08, 2017

  My next master was a baker in the center of town. He was a large man in his late fifties with stark white hair and a neatly tr... Read Chapter

Another ghost from the past

Submitted: June 16, 2017

Hades Teeth 61st day on the run.   My trembling hand gripped the ink pen so tightly that it almost snapped in half. ... Read Chapter

The Housewife

Submitted: June 27, 2017

A House on a Hill Less than a century ago.   There was once a time where my existence almost came to an end. Perhaps it ... Read Chapter

Another soul market

Submitted: July 08, 2017

  Another Soul Market Two hours later.   "You have to go back there!" I screamed as two Soul Market agents carr... Read Chapter

Oscar and Escape

Submitted: July 19, 2017

"Next!" snapped the red demon, then the green one looked straight at me. I could do nothing but watch as he moved towards my chains. ... Read Chapter

The Front Lines

Submitted: August 06, 2017

The Front Lines Two weeks later. The ground crunched under my bare feet and then I heard something snap. I paused for one mom... Read Chapter

A place I'll never see

Submitted: August 25, 2017

Together Oscar and I pushed the bloody cart of corpses over the dunes and towards a billowing cloud of black smoke. We soon arrived befor... Read Chapter

That Crown

Submitted: September 17, 2017

When I awoke the next morning, Escape was already gone. Oscar brushed off his absence with the same indifference he showed every time... Read Chapter

It's Time

Submitted: September 25, 2017

The Front Lines Once everyone was gone. Just as Oscar predicted, Escape never returned. I found only one guy who claimed to have ... Read Chapter

To meet my end

Submitted: October 09, 2017

Spots sat there with his eyes wide in surprise. "Just because you leave this world, doesn't mean that the other side will be any better."... Read Chapter

A new way of living

Submitted: October 15, 2017

  The Hotel Thirty Years Later.   A young soul in an immaculate black suit dashed ... Read Chapter

Another damned soul market

Submitted: October 23, 2017

  Another Damned Soul Market One week later. After years of being passed from master to master, I'd inevitably become an... Read Chapter

Parliament

Submitted: November 03, 2017

Josephine's Townhouse The first days. Josephine's study was a tall narrow room constructed mostly from oak. Full of ancient books... Read Chapter

The Queen of Bleeding Hearts

Submitted: November 11, 2017

"Again?" said Josephine. "Again!" Her words shocked me. Like being surrounded by four gangsters was an everyday event for that woma... Read Chapter

Who's watching who

Submitted: November 27, 2017

After the incident in the laundry, Josephine spent that evening holed up in her study. I hadn't seen a master spend so many hours res... Read Chapter

A dangerous spell

Submitted: December 09, 2017

After centuries of disappointment and broken promises, I was surprised that Josephine followed through with her word. Her lessons beg... Read Chapter

Dreams

Submitted: December 22, 2017

I couldn't sleep well after the discussion in Josephine's room. My thoughts kept me awake. Partially because I was reminded that my ... Read Chapter

Sometimes even immortals have to die

Submitted: February 03, 2018

Despite her generosity, part of me still feared that Josephine would degrade into a cruel slave owner. I was convinced that the kindness ... Read Chapter

The Leap

Submitted: February 19, 2018

I returned to the soul market after Josephine's death. The living conditions were still disgusting and the new souls were sickeningly na... Read Chapter

Initiative

Submitted: February 25, 2018

Hade's Teeth 65th day on the run. I may have forgotten myself and given into despair, but it wasn't over. I still had time to pul... Read Chapter

Face to face

Submitted: March 07, 2018

  I dragged the demon's unconscious body back to an abandoned shack I'd passed once before. The old timber walls were rotting, a... Read Chapter

Truth

Submitted: March 22, 2018

We sat together in silence for what felt like hours. I entertained myself by watching the flickering embers of the dying fire. Trying my ... Read Chapter

Someone else's problem

Submitted: April 08, 2018

  I gradually clambered back down the mountain range, stopping only to rest, until I reached a town immersed in the alps. It w... Read Chapter

The last master

Submitted: April 28, 2018

Author's note: While writing this chapter I decided to changed Adrian's name to Lucas. Sorry, I don't usually do that, but I was ha... Read Chapter

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