It was a dark and cloudy day when my two allies and I carried my much younger twin sisters into that old and abandoned cathedral. We had come because we had been attacked by a Demon Queen. My allies and I had managed to drive her off but not before she left behind a parting gift that left my two siblings in an enchanted and cursed sleep.
I did everything I could to break the spell but nothing I did worked. I had almost lost hope until I started to hear rumors and stories about a creature living in this cathedral. They told of how this creature could grant any wish so long as the person asking it could pay the price the creature demanded in return. Determined to save the only family I had left, I followed the stories to this dreary place and encountered my two current allies along the way.
We moved forward, down a central aisle running between rows of rotting and decaying wooden pews to a huge raised dais in the center of the building. The dais was made out of large dark grey stone blocks. On top it was an altar, carved out of a much bigger block then ones making up the dais but it clear it was of the same material. A set of stairs were rough-hewn into the stones of the dais as if they had been put there by someone else long after the dais had been built. They lead up to the top of the dais from the central aisle, delivering anyone who climbed them right to the foot of the altar.
When we reached the base of the stairs, my two allies set my sisters down the level in front of the dais while I continued on up the stairs. I followed the stories and headed for the altar to once I had reached the top. Someone had left a black cloth pad in front of altar to people to kneel on while they prayed. I used it gratefully and gave silent thanks to whoever had put it there before clasping my hands together and bowing my head in prayer.
I tremble slightly as I prayed, wondering what the creature was and what it would demand of in return for helping my sisters. I had already decided ahead of time I would be the only one to pay the price. After all, they were my only family and, as their elder sibling, it had been my duty to protect them and keep them safe. I had failed and now I had to do everything I could to save them from their current fate. Even if it meant I had to forfeit my life in the process to atone for my past mistakes.