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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: House of Ghosts

Chapter 14 (v.1) - Ninarika - Mother of the Shadows

Submitted: January 10, 2016

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“Do you have any idea who I am?!” the sound of Ninarika’s voice echoed off the shiny metal wall, but she received no response. She growled in anger. She certainly never thought she, of all people, would get captured. When she first was placed in that cube like room, she was too tired to do any more, until she woke up some hours later. That was when panic finally kicked in.

 

Ninarika’s first instinct was to conquer her swords, but no matter how much she tried, nothing would work. She was trapped in a small room with no visible escape. She had no clue how long she was in there for, but it almost felt like a week. She didn’t think that was likely though, because she knew she would get out before a week was even over.

 

Nina looked over at the bowl of food that was given to her shortly after she arrived. She refused to eat it, naturally. She would never be caught eating junk, which was what she considered it to be. She honestly had no clue what it even was. She glanced up to the ceiling of her prison where they dropped her food down.

 

Ninarika pushed herself further into the corner she sat in and her hands tightened into fists. She was trying to come up with a plan, a decent plan that would get her out. She was not staying in there for what she would think was another hour. Her breathing was heavy and she longed to see the outdoors. The metal walls were causing her to feel sick and the enclosed space was making her dizzy. She always knew she was slightly claustrophobic, but she wouldn’t admit that to even her family.

 

“Is it getting hot in here?” she asked herself, but then sighed. “I have to get out of here,” she said, closing her eyes and clenching her teeth. “If they think I’m going to allow them to have their way,” she paused for a moment to take a deep breath. “They are sadly mistaken,” she added in anger.

 

Ninarika finally opened her eyes. She wondered what the time was. She was getting hungry. Her eyes even drifted over to the container not so far away from her. She cringed at the thought of having to even touch it, let alone eat it. She took another breath as she waited in her corner. She was waiting for them to come back. She needing something to take her anger out on, but what she really wanted, was one of them. She narrowed her eyes. The people who captured her certainly weren’t getting away so easily.

 

Ninarika smiled. Her family would get her out. They have lots of money, and that’s all people really care about, that and power. She frowned. She didn’t even know where she was. She could be miles from home for all she knew. She banged her head on the wall behind her and groaned.

 

Without her sword, Nina’s hands were free of something to hold, and eventually, she was beginning to annoy herself. Her fingers wouldn’t stop nervously tapping at her leg and her desire was only growing. She couldn’t stop thinking about killing them as fast as possible, but then she sat up, no, she thought, simply killing them isn’t going to cut it. A devious grin spread across her face. They deserve far worse.

 

Ninarika leaned back and attempted to relax. She knew she’d get out, eventually, but she could take her time. She didn’t think she was in any real danger because they offered her food, even though she wouldn’t eat it. It wasn’t like she had anywhere to go once she got out either. She had no friends, which didn’t really worry her. She may be rich and all, but she wasn’t a fan of people or money.

 

Nina wouldn’t want to go back to the mansion either. As much as she loved her purple and green room, her family thought she was mentally insane, which she almost might be willing to admit. She didn’t like the idea of going to an asylum though. That wouldn’t dissolve her need; it would only make it worse. Hate may be a strong word, but for her, it is no exaggeration when it comes to being locked away.

 

Nina’s fingers twitched in anxiety. She couldn’t even hear if anybody was nearby, which would lead to her being surprised at any moment if someone decides to pay her a visit. She slowly stood up. Being stuck in a corner wasn’t going to help her if someone really did show up. With her height, she almost touched the ceiling with her head. She began to pace, but only a few steps in each direction due to the lack of space. After a while, she stopped and looked around. She wanted something to do, anything would do.

 

Nina kicked at the container of food still on the ground and ran a hand through her shoulder length purple hair. She had never been so bored before, but she was done panicking. Or at least she wanted to be. Every passing moment, the walls appeared to be closing in on her. She thought she might suffocate.

 

Nina’s head suddenly went up. The lid to her prison was opening. A wide grin spread across her face. She cannot mess up the opportunity and that much was clear. She watched the space above her very carefully. They were going to give her more gross looking food that she’d never eat. When the food fell down Nina grabbed it in disgust. “Ew,” she complained before chucking it up at the person, who waved his arm outwards in reflex.

 

Ninarika quickly reached out and grabbed a hold of his arm and pulled it down as far as it would go. The man grunted in response. The fresh air that Nina felt coming through the small gap gave her enough incentive to do anything in her power to escape. She continued to pull at the man, and then she held out her left arm. “Catori!” she called. She quickly let go of the man as her sword formed in her hand. She grabbed it with both her hands and swung at him.

 

The man was slightly stunned about what was going on, which gave Nina the perfect chance to attack. She got under the armour that the man wore on his arms and sliced open his skin. Just before he pulled back in pain, she drove her sword up through the hole with all her strength. Her sword then vanished from her hands so she stood there. Her hands were still posed like she was holding her sword. She waited for movement, and when nothing happened, she grabbed onto the lid of her cell and pulled it open as far as it would go. She then pushed herself up. She looked down at the man below her cubed prison.

 

Nina smiled at the sight of the blood running from his neck, but she couldn’t celebrate so soon. She swung her legs over and dropped down. She almost landed on top of the man. She straightened up and closed her eyes. “Finally,” she quietly said to herself, taking a breath of air. She opened her eyes again. “Now, time to finally get out of this dump,” she muttered, before she even had the chance to take in her new surroundings.

 

There wasn’t actually much to see. The walls were dull and out of reach. The only thing that Ninarika found truly interesting was the strange floating platform she was on. It was narrow and the space down below looked almost endless. She cautiously walked along the pathway. The place wasn’t brightly lit or warming in the slightest, but that didn’t seem to bother her. Her eyes were focused on something else.

 

At the end of the narrow path were three guards that blocked Ninarika’s path. She stopped walking for a moment to think. They clearly didn’t spot her yet, so she considered surprising them. She shrugged her shoulders and then dashed forward. She ran towards the middle guard. “Catori!” she yelled out, spinning around the guard as her sword began to appear in her hand. She then stabbed the guard in the back before quickly turning and running passed them all.

 

Ninarika’s sword disappeared from her hands as she continued to run. She glanced behind her. She had put a good distance between her and the guards, but she knew she wasn’t safe. She was struggling to breathe. She was exhausted and needed to rest. The only reason she didn’t take down all three guards was because she was too tired to do so.

 

Nina’s amethyst eyes widened as she suddenly skidded to a stop. She stood there for a moment. Her eyes darted around the unfamiliar area. She was beginning to worry about what she was dragged into. She had no clue where she was, and she didn’t like the feeling of being lost. She even hoped to come across someone, anyone, even if it just happened to be someone who worked for whoever put her in that place. She certainly wouldn’t complain about the opportunity to throttle them. Her hands tightened into fists, but then she closed her eyes and sighed, dismissing the thought all together. She knew what she had to do and because killing them all wasn’t possible, she decided her best plan was to make her escape and then find out more. “I hate this. I hate this so much…” she said with narrowed eyes. “But nothing can hold me forever, and I will get out,” she added with a sly grin.


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