All That Was Left Shadow's Decision

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Fear. That's what I am, that's what I'll always be. Nothing can change who I am. This is what I've become. This is my life now, and there's no going back.

Submitted: February 27, 2014

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All That Was Left Shadow’s Decision

Prologue

Fear. That’s what I am, that’s what I’ll always be. Nothing can change who I am. This is what I’ve become. This is my life now, and there’s no going back.

 

“Jupiter aren’t you coming?” My brother Light calls to me. “Yeah just give me a minute.” He nods his head in reply, his snow white mane flowing in the breeze. I turn away focusing on the looming mountain in the distance. The Mountain of Hope, that’s what it’s called. But it has no hope, just pain, regret, and even worse death. Every horse knows to stay away from the mountain, but for some reason it calls to me. Like it wants something from me. Perhaps my soul, but it can’t be. It has to be something else, something more important than my soul. I jolt back into the present as the last of the sun fades behind the hills. Night is approaching rapidly and with it brings death. Dangerous animals and unseen things lurk the ground, grabbing their prey silently. You don’t want to be outside when nighttime comes.

My name is Jupiter, at least that’s what my family calls me. I have chestnut colored fur with a black mane and tail. My eyes are a crystal blue that dance like the sun. I live with my mother Venus, my father Neptune, and my brother Light. I don’t feel that important here, but maybe I could find something to make me special, make me known to all the horses in the world.

“Why can’t you do anything right!” My father words sting as he shouts at me. I look away ashamed. Then it hits me, why am I standing here silent, when I could be saying something instead. “Well you always accuse me for every little thing I do, and I have had enough of that. It’s time you treat me with respect, it’s time you honor me!” I scream back annoyed. He steps back in shock. “I didn’t know you felt that way… I’m…. so… sorry… Jupit-.” But I turn around and run, where to I don’t even know. Just somewhere far away from here.

I am standing at the edge of the Mountain of Hope. It is here where I changed, where I made a decision that changed my life forever. Suddenly the mountain begins to shake. It shakes lightly at first, but then starts to shake violently, like thunder in a huge storm. I am frightened, I could die, I could be crushed. A cloud of black dust like a shadow erupts from the ground. It clouds my vision and thoughts. Then it becomes horrid, I feel something grab my soul and rip it right out, every happy thought or memory I have ever felt is gone. I feel my thoughts become filled with hate, anger, and death. I feel like destroying everything and everyone. I feel no more happiness, or love. Instead I feel hate flow through my veins. I feel it course through my body. I am now a nightmare, a fear. It’s what I wanted though. I will be feared, every horse will shake at my presence, they will cower at my name, they will honor me knowing that if they don’t they will perish. I am no longer a lost, and afraid stallion. Oh no, I am something you fear, I am darkness, I am death, I am Shadow.

 


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