“She’s lost.” Two gods sit, watching over a young girl, with brown locks covering her sad eyes.
“Of course she is. Do you know how many times her life has changed? There’s been a total of 3 Hard Resets now at least,” the younger god sighs staring down at the lost girl, the God begins to fidget, “Do you want to help her?” the young god nods.
“Papa, let me watch her, humans aren’t that bad I want to make her happy.” The older god sighed, patting the young one’s head,
“You will go through many resets with her, you will grow, but she will not.”
“That’s okay! As long as I can guide her! She’s just a human.” The god shook his head laughing,
“My dear Cybele. That is no human.” Cybele tilts her head,
“What do you mean? She looks human. Does she have powers?” Their eyes guide back to the young girl now standing up her sad eyes replaced with determination.
“She is the woman that will save all of us, she’ll unite the worlds, even if she’s gone off the path many times, she has you to watch her now Cybele.” The young god smiles,
“What is her name? Does she even have one?”
“She has a name,” Cybele crosses her arms, wanting an answer, “her name is Novus.”
1,000 years later
The universe is hell. You can never rest, no one ever helps you. It is also so loud, always so obnoxious, how can the world be so cruel to someone trying so hard to do something so good.
“Novus I just asked if you were okay.”
“I am obviously not okay Liam why would you even consider asking that when I am obviously under a lot of pressure at the moment and I-” my hand slams down, Liam falls back, putting a guard up, “sorry.” For the past week, I have been stuck with loads of paperwork. Nothing like schoolwork, no. I am going to be queen soon. Queen of Crystallia, Crystallia is just a twist left from the moon and turns backwards with your eyes closed. It’s not surprising that humans don’t know about our planet, they can never seem to close their eyes when looking for us. The man next to me is Liam. He is my Soulmate, and not in a gushy way, that we were meant to be, but he has half of my soul and I have half of his. We are happy together, although, we aren’t actually together.
“It’s unprofessional for him to be so late.” Liam sighed as I nodded my head.
“I’m sorry I’m late.” Rave comes running and tripping slightly on the door’s bottom. I smile slightly telling him it’s okay, Liam was not as amused,
“You’re causing Novus even more stress than she already needs, isn’t it your job to keep her safe and happy.” my chair creeks sliding on top of the floor,
“Liam, it’s okay,” I smile once again, now standing up, handing Rave several sheets of paper, “fill all of these out for me okay?” Rave sighs, mumbling. I kiss Rave’s cheek causing his face to turn into a rose. We are not Soulmates, and that’s okay for most. Liam disagrees, but he’s learning to accept it.
“Novus! There you are!” A voice calls to me, guiding my eyes to see Opal. She smiles brightly holding a beautiful ocean blue dress, diamonds lay embedded causing the end to glow, “I made it myself after taking your measurements. I hope it suits you well for the crowning.” Opal passes the dress onto my hands. My eyes scan the dress, every stitch, every diamond sewed in, even the little black heart in the crease where she messed up. I smile as the dress disappears, and latches onto my body. Crystillians can create a pocket dimension, in which they can put on clothing, summon weapons, anything they can think of, as long as they have seen the material, Opal makes outfits for us because it’s easier to find the source material. She is also one of my closest and most trusted friends. Her smile grows as I spin around allowing the dress to fully materialize, “It looks beautiful on you.”
“Thank you, Opal I-”
“Wow, I wish I could see it.” Opal and I both jump going back to reality, realizing there were others around us. Specifically Amelia.
“Good morning Amelia.” she tilts her head, and smiles.
“Good morning,” Amelia teeters around me touching the silk dress as she goes around, “I can feel the magic radiating from this beautiful dress,” she closes her eyes. Amelia is blind. She is not Crystillian, neither is Opal, they aren’t even the same species. Opal is a Laete, a group of half humans, half animal. They carry characteristics from both, Opal has black ears, and a cat tail. She is the rarest type of Laete. While Amelia is a Templum, they are creatures that were originally humans, but they have a crystal somewhere on the body. Amelia’s crystal broke, She lost her sight, but the magic inside the broken crystal absorbed into her skin, she can’t see, but she can see auras, “Opal did you sew magic beads into the dress?” Opal smirks and her tail curls,
“How could I not? Novus tends to draw attention easily, Radial suggested it.” Radial is Rave’s twin brother, he is a brilliant inventor, and I unfortunately cannot visit him. Radial holds the Crown of Light, the crown that unlocks the queen's true potential, and that I will be receiving tonight if all goes well. I sigh, the dress disappears as my soft, comfortable hoodie and jeans swirl and tighten onto my body. Opal summons the dress to her hand, and walks off with Amelia next to her.
“You’re about to be queen, but you still look like a 12 year old Novus,” Raisa pulls the hood over my head laughing, “Embrace the royalty for once, I would kill to be queen.” She twirls around, “You like my hair? I got it dyed just for this event.” Raisa is a fantic of changing her hair, makeup, mostly anything she can have control over. She is a rare Crystillian that can change her appearance without harming her body. Raisa cannot physically change herself, but she can change her hair, her eyes, so on.
“Well, maybe just for this event, you should take off your gloves Raisa.” She flinches, I could feel the glare she had on me. Raisa’s family will not allow her to be around anyone that is not her Soulmate. The problem is, she doesn’t know who that is, and even if she did. Almost every family member that has found their Soulmate, has died because of them.
“Novus, you’re really pushing that aren’t you. I don’t want to meet my Soulmate, I’ve been kicked out already because I didn’t find them by the time I was 18.” I smile,
“And I was obviously nice enough to let you come into my house.” she scoffs,
“I will never find my Soulmate Novus, and I don’t plan to.” Raisa bumps past me walking until I can no longer see her. My eyes close as I take a deep breath, the stress was getting to me,
My head thumps, I rub my temples and continue on. The castle is surrounded by a body of water originally used to keep intruders out, I stare out a window, the bright sun shines on my face. A small town lies in front of the castle, a beach opens after that, a beautiful ocean surrounding our country of Crystallia. Then, for a brief moment the world turns dark, a red liquid drips down the window slowly. Bodies form piles in the village, the ocean’s red, a massacre. My head pounds, this wasn’t stress, a hand grabs mine covered in gloves, I look up at a woman standing before me in a rabbit mask, “You seem lost,” she giggles, “let me help you.”
In a flash I’m falling outside the window, the red liquid covering my body. Brambles appear out of a bush pulling me down, in a panic I pull back causing blue blood to drip out of my arms. The woman in the rabbit mask lands beside me, she takes off her mask to reveal a blank face, black liquid dripped from her fish eyes and ears, she smiles and the liquid pours out of her mouth onto my body, she leans in close, a foul stench of darkness about her, “Have you seen the Crystal of Light, Novus?” A scream bubbles out, my body pulls up, someone grabs my arms, pulling me out of the thorns, blue blood drips onto my clothes.
“Novus!” I am pulled back into reality. Liam cradles me in his arms. I look down at the floor, and my arms. Nothing, it was fake, I was back at the castle staring out the window, “Novus what the hell happened? I found you passed out on the floor!” His finger tip barely touches my skin, but a burst of energy surges through both of our bodies, our eyes glow a bright yellow, and Liam quickly drops me to the floor. The Soulmate Touch, the reason why Raisa wears gloves. Cowardice fills my body, and I could see the fear in his eyes, “I’m..I’m sorry Novus.” Opal rushes over, touching my forehead,
“I’ll take her to the med lab, but she doesn’t seem to be sick. It’s probably just stress,” Liam nods, rubbing his finger tip. Opal lifts my chin up, checking my eyes moving her delicate fingers allowing me to follow it, “Novus, how are you feeling, what did you see?”
I look up at Opal, she stares at me waiting for an answer,
“Crystillia, this whole world went through something terrible.” She tilts her head helping me up,
Liam seems to almost flinch, “Did you see a woman?”
“Yes,” I say, “How did you know?”
He goes pale and crosses his arms, “You need to go to the Crystal of Light.”
“How do you-”
He cuts me off again, “There’s an Unspoken here.”