The cavern around him slowly became larger, and larger as he descended like a missile. When he hit the floor, he felt no pain. He leveled out and his body rested on the cavern floor. Miles away, he could see the light that marked entrance into this domain.
He blinked and he was standing. There was a girl in front of him. She was human, in her teenage years. Suddenly, she screamed and blood spilled from an unknown wound. He fell into the pool at the girl’s feet. It consumed him and he descended farther and farther until the crimson became a deep black.
Now he hovered in the air, the blackness around him swirled ominously. He knew this place all too well. Suddenly, the black oblivion became a white place of nothingness. He felt a substance that reminded him of ground and he found a brief solace at knowing he was stable. He had never come this far into this dream. Something roared behind him and he turned to see a great storm of darkness charging toward him like a tsunami. He gulped and turned as he began to hear something that sounded like singing. Opposite of the darkness was a wave of golden serenity twixt with silver flashes here and there. They came closer and closer, not stopping, not faltering, and not hesitating.
“Elryr,” A voice said. He twisted around. He saw a new girl, she wasn’t human, he didn’t think. She was different. He couldn’t see her face as it was hidden by a robe. “Elryr,” She said again. He didn’t know who she was, but as he saw the two giant forces rush toward each other, he began to run to her.
“Get out of here, now!” Elryr cried. Yet the girl just turned and faced the golden force with outstretched arms.
The forces collided and Elryr awoke with a start to his cabin. He was sweating all over, his bare torso dripping. He gasped in ragged breathes. He swung his legs to the side of his bed, except something caught his attention out of the corner of his eye. There, on the desk in the cabin lay an ornamental box. Intricately designed with unknown runes Elryr had never seen. He got up and cautiously strode toward it. He flipped the lock and opened the top. “Damn it.”