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Limbo Part 04

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_"Slowly as the days and months would fade away, is the life of the fruit that will make you sway. Nothing left but the disappointment of the life, that you lived, that you had, it's over_"

Ding Dong, Ding.. Dong.. It was an ear popping noise when at the foot of the light house. A tall, majestic pitch black tower, with just a white globe of light at the top of it, looked like a full white moon on the darkest night. 'I Wish I could see the stars as well, it would've been more serene and beautiful.' I thought to myself. Suddenly without realizing, I was standing in front of the huge black gate of the tower. I could feel something eerie from the tower, a sweet hypnosis which I could not resist, like gravity pulling me in.

A gentle voice said, Go on inside, and that is exactly what I did. It was a huge empty room with a staircase in the middle of it, I started going upstairs.

"Fear. What do you fear? Tell me little one. Is it death or the loss of a loved one? Or perhaps you fear pain, or fire? Maybe drowning or maybe heights? Or maybe you're something else entirely little one. Tell me now, go on." The gentle voice spoke.

I muttered, "Fear... I never focused on this aspect of life, but now that you've mentioned it, it's the simple things. I fear rejection; not being able to get myself acknowledged by others in any situation, like when people hate me or distance themselves from me because I am not up to the mark according to them.
I fear losing myself to my Seven Deadly Sins; wrath, envy, pride, lust, gluttony, greed, sloth. Being consumed by even a single one, I'll lose the sight of me, I don't want to be a lost cause at all.
I fear of being a burden; if people feel that I can't lift my weight around, that would devastate me.
And most of all, I don't wanna be left on the shelf, to be just picked up whenever the need arises. Never wanna be an option, like some low tier priority on the list."

"Fascinating, splendid. Most surprising. So you don't fear death at all? The end of every desire, every commitment, every wish, the Ender of time, which robs you off your pathetic little existence! Tell me you don't care when the clock ticks life away? You ignorant little fool, let me end it all for you right now!!" The gentle voice roared.

I felt a strong wind against me. I was falling off from the tower, the ground was inches away now, Baum! I smash into the ground. With excruciating pain all over my body, I screamed and opened my eyes.
I found myself wrapped in web, little rat sized spiders stabbing me through the web, the horror of being eaten alive made me struggle with all my might. I managed to free myself and ran away with every single ounce of my strength. I looked back once and saw the big black mother spider, as giant as a house. I remember now, as soon I got off the boat, this monster paralyzed me with its stab. Before it could stab me I saw a small hole in the ground and I slipped into it. Paralyzed by the poison I passed out. Selfish. Rational. Cold. Weak. Conscience. The last things I could hear before passing out.

"You carved a monster out of you, and you couldn't face it, eh, eh, eh." The silhouette observed from a distance.


© 2020 Osman Ghazi

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