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WIP: Aetherium, and The Dragons' Greed Part One
Since the beginning of our world, the dragons were. Where exactly they came from has been the matter of endless speculation on the part of scholars, as even when they were among us the dragons were not keen on revealing such intimate secrets.
Of course, many mythologies offer their own definitive descriptions of how they came to be, the most common of which being that they were placed by the gods to protect this worlds energies from the forces of darkness.
Be that however it may, they were quite keen on preventing intrusion on sites containing
deposits of magical energies, which habit our ancestors were not too keen on.
When one studies the ancient magical traditions it may seem rather quaint; conjuring circles, power runes, mass chanting, blood rites, and the like all to produce what we would hardly consider 'magic.' As everyone but perhaps the most backward of primitives will know; none of these t
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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