𝕀 𝔸𝕄 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝕊𝕌𝕄 𝕆𝔽 𝕄𝕐 𝕃𝕀𝕍𝔼𝕊
This one is many things.
It is what you would have in the span of time between when your death has made you remember all the lives you've been through already and when you've chosen who you'd like to be next. It is a speck of energy - the point of view to any creature it resides in. It is their "soul".
It is also the Gatekeeper of the Fade. It took over the job so the previous gatekeeper could have their eternal rest. This ones' favorite life was a lying actress who died in her sleep of werewolf injuries. Because of the actress's influence this one likes to dress up for its new role. When other bits of energy start going numb from passing through too many lives then this one introduces them the other available options. It also keeps an eye out so that no-one who shouldn't would enter or leave The Fade.
This one knows how the world will end. It wishes it was not this soon.
Shame it can't do anything. Were this one to go to Earth by becoming a soul in yet another creature it would no-longer remember its purpose or its other lives - it could not interfere.
And surely it can't just go to Earth the way it is.
Someone would stop it if it tried.
Someone like...like The Gatekeeper of the Fade?
...now hold on a moment!
Once on Earth
- This one considers everything equally real, including dreams, illusions and delusions
- This one does not mean to be scary, it just is
- This one is basically a shinigami who craves smokes instead of apples and never shuts up.
ℝ𝔼𝔸𝕃𝕀𝕋𝕐 𝕀𝕊 𝔸 𝕊𝕐𝕊𝕋𝔼𝕄 𝔽𝕆ℝ ℍ𝔸ℝ𝕍𝔼𝕊𝕋𝕀ℕ𝔾 𝔼𝕏ℙ𝔼ℝ𝕀𝔼ℕℂ𝔼𝕊
This one considers both individuality and time to be temporary states, invented so as to give experience its weight and meaning. It believes experiencing to be the purpose of life - that everything living in existence is ultimately a facet of the same clump of energy, the only thing that changes is the point of view.
This one has been countless lives. It has been humans, humanoids, animals and beings from other worlds. It can tell neither the order nor chronology of its lives, but suspects that the ones with clearer memories are more "recent".
This one was once a little puppy that died of food poisoning. It was a very fuzzy existence, and also a selfish one as befits all baby animals - it thought its' littermates were a safety blanket that steals food. Its mother was incredibly soft and radiated heat. That had been a short life, but apart from the end also a rather good one.
This one was the first demon on Earth. It possessed a womans' body and fed on emotions. It loved to cook - its favorite flavor was the despair of a helpless mother being forced to watch the death of her children. That was a good life up until it grasped the concept of mortality and ate itself out of fear.
This one was once a bream. It got nearly swallowed by a sea monster, but evaded capture at the very last second. It was eaten the next week anyway but that was fine because it had fertilized a lot of roe by then.
This ones favorite life, that it has relived many times, was a lying actress who died in her sleep of complications from werewolf injuries. She thought life was too short to spend it being just one person, and thus weaved a web of lies to escape boundaries that shame or society set upon her. As the years passed she came to realize that the lies she'd used to free herself have become the very bindings holding her down, keeping people away. On her very last day the lying actress broke free from the web and finally she didn't feel alone.
𝕊𝕀ℝ 𝕀 𝕎𝕀𝕊ℍ 𝕋𝕆 𝕄𝔸𝕂𝔼 𝔸 ℝ𝔼ℙ𝕆ℝ𝕋
Brig. Julia E. Wright alias Brig. Henry J. Newman [ relationship: a life ]
"𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝕃𝕐𝕀ℕ𝔾 𝔸ℂ𝕋ℝ𝔼𝕊𝕊. 𝔸 𝔹𝕀𝕋 𝕆𝔽 𝕄𝔸ℕ, 𝔸 𝔹𝕀𝕋 𝕆𝔽 𝕎𝕆𝕄𝔸ℕ, 𝔸𝕃𝕃 𝕋ℍ𝔼𝕊𝔼 ℝ𝔼𝔾𝕀𝕄𝔼𝕊 𝕀 𝕎𝔸𝕊 𝔸 ℙ𝔸ℝ𝕋 𝕆𝔽, 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝔼ℝ𝔸𝕊 𝔸ℕ𝔻 𝕍𝕀𝔼𝕎ℙ𝕆𝕀ℕ𝕋𝕊 𝕀 𝔾𝕆𝕋 𝕋𝕆 𝔼𝕏ℙ𝔼ℝ𝕀𝔼ℕℂ𝔼. 𝕀𝕋 𝕎𝔸𝕊 ℕ𝔼𝕀𝕋ℍ𝔼ℝ 𝔸 𝔾𝕆𝕆𝔻 ℕ𝕆ℝ 𝔸 𝔹𝔸𝔻 𝕃𝕀𝔽𝔼, 𝔹𝕌𝕋 𝔸 𝕍𝔼ℝ𝕐 ℝ𝕀ℂℍ 𝔸ℕ𝔻 𝔽𝕌𝕃𝔽𝕀𝕃𝕃𝕀ℕ𝔾 𝕆ℕ𝔼."
And now, in order to postpone the end of the world, it has to deal with the living loved ones of that life as they're the only people it knows from the 1940s.
Gen. Montgomery Hammond [ relationship: boss ]
"ℍ𝔼𝕃𝕃𝕆 𝕊𝕀ℝ 𝕀 𝕎𝕀𝕊ℍ 𝕋𝕆 𝕄𝔸𝕂𝔼 𝔸 ℝ𝔼ℙ𝕆ℝ𝕋. 𝕋ℍ𝕀𝕊 𝕆ℕ𝔼 𝕂ℕ𝕆𝕎𝕊 𝕎ℍ𝕐 𝕋ℍ𝔼ℝ𝔼 𝔸ℝ𝔼 𝕊𝕆 𝕄𝔸ℕ𝕐 𝔻𝔼𝕄𝕆ℕ𝕊"
Because true loyalty is when your subordinate dies, goes through, like, ten thousand lives, becomes some Grim Reaper wannabe and still comes back to update their mission report.
Col. Terry Wright [ relationship: ??? ]
"ℍ𝔼𝕃𝕃𝕆 𝕋𝔼ℝℝ𝕐-𝔻𝔼𝔸ℝ 𝔻𝕀𝔻 𝕐𝕆𝕌 𝔽𝔼𝔼𝕃 𝕎ℍ𝔼ℕ 𝕀 ℍ𝕌𝔾𝔾𝔼𝔻 𝕐𝕆𝕌 𝔸𝕋 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝔽𝕌ℕ𝔼ℝ𝔸𝕃?"
...who the fuck is that?!
Melodie-Brit Ashen [ relationship: ??? ]
"-𝔸ℕ𝔻 𝕋ℍ𝔼ℕ 𝕀 𝕆ℙ𝔼ℕ𝔼𝔻 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝔹𝔼𝔻ℝ𝕆𝕆𝕄 𝔻𝕆𝕆ℝ 𝔸ℕ𝔻 𝔹𝔼ℍ𝕀ℕ𝔻 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝔻𝕆𝕆ℝ 𝕊𝕋𝕆𝕆𝔻 𝕄𝕐 𝕊𝔼ℝ𝕍𝔸ℕ𝕋 𝕎𝕀𝕋ℍ 𝕋ℍ𝔼 ℝ𝔼𝔸𝕃𝕃𝕐 𝔹𝕀𝔾 𝕋𝕀𝕋𝕊 𝔸ℕ𝔻-"
That moment when a thing possessing the memories of your former lover and no verbal filters shows up and suddenly you start learning way too many intimate details about the person they claim to have once been (not all of it bad though, but still).
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