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message 1: by 14smithteen16 (last edited Sep 06, 2013 05:45AM) (new)

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A seemingly dark and foreboding house in a small pocket universe, not of the mortal world. Only a chosen few beings know how to get there: Death, Death's horse, and very few beings of a magical nature. On the inside is an infinite library of life stories, an equally large room of hourglass "lifetimers", a few bedrooms, a kitchen, and cats. Lots of cats.


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14smithteen16 Death transitioned from "mortal time", as he sometimes called it, to real time, the infinite space between the seconds. This was how time really moved. Most mortal beings were just too slow to realize it.
Death thought about this as he guided his horse into the sky, and then through the dimensions to Death's little pocket universe. The horse landed on the soft black grass, grateful to be home again.


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14smithteen16 Death entered his house. He strode through the long black corridors and the arched black doorways and across the deep black carpets, past his fluffy black kittens and his spacious black bedrooms with comfy black beds. I WONDER IF I MADE THIS TOO COLORFUL, he thought for a moment.


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14smithteen16 The room of lifetimers lay just through the next doorway. Death entered. He approached a beautiful 3-dimensional map of the planet, and as he looked, the spot where the village market was quickly enlarged itself until he could see the individual buildings of the village, and even the people walking around in the town. But that was not what he was looking for. Just outside the map's representation of the town, there was a faintly shimmering wall. It curved around the town, forming a circle, or a bubble. Almost imperceptibly, it shrank as Death watched, gradually becoming smaller. And sure enough, it was centered on the marketplace.


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14smithteen16 Death had seen enough. He exited the house and returned his flying horse to the sky, heading to the marketplace where he had left the only human he intended to let live, as well as where he had left Gordan.


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14smithteen16 Death returned with Gordan, his new apprentice. Gordan still had yet to learn what exactly that meant. The immortal horse landed softly on Death's neat black lawn. "What is this place?" Gordan asked. Death pondered the question for a while. It was quite impossible to give an exact location, as sometimes this place was the most real place there was, and other times it barely existed at all.
THIS IS MY HOME, he answered simply. LET ME SHOW YOU INSIDE.


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14smithteen16 Death flung open the door to his house. A soft breeze, from, quite illogically, inside the house, ruffled Gordan's hair. ENTER. He entered. Immediately inside there was an unused coat rack and an umbrella stand filled with scythes of different sizes, and even a few swords. They shimmered with an unreal metallic silver sheen. THIS WAY, GORDAN, Death walked off down one of the long corridors without looking back. Gordan followed.


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14smithteen16 The unlikely pair came to Death's hourglass room. There was an hourglass for every living being in the world. The noise of sand pouring was deafening. "What is this?!" Gordan shouted.
THESE ARE THE LIFETIMERS. Death carefully selected 3 lifetimers that were running low, and handed them to Gordan. THESE WILL BE YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT, AFTER I TEACH YOU THE BASICS.
"Um, okay..." Gordan stashed them in his clothes, not sure what to do with them.


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14smithteen16 BE CAREFUL WITH THEM, Death warned. THEY REPRESENT THE LIFESPAN OF EVERY LIVING THING. YOU SEE THE NAMEPLATES? Gordan did see the nameplates. He thought about the lives they represented.

"Are there animals here too?"

YES. EVEN THEY HAVE NAMES.


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14smithteen16 I HAVE A FEW MORE THINGS TO SHOW YOU. Death took a side door out of the lifetimer room, and entered his "office". It was complete with a black wooden desk, mini-scythe letter openers, a few other supplies, a strange looking machine of metal circles and symbols behind the desk, and a globe of the planet. Gordan almost laughed at the mini-scythes. THIS MACHINE, Death pointed to the contraption behind the desk, IS VERY IMPORTANT. NEVER TOUCH IT. THE GLOBE HOWEVER, CAN SHOW YOU ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET. As Gordan peered at it, the spot he looked at enlarged to show cities and towns, and moving people.


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14smithteen16 BUT THAT'S ENOUGH OF THAT. THOUGH YOU DON'T AGE, YOU STILL REQUIRE SUSTAINENCE AND REST. THERE IS A MEAL READY IN THE KITCHEN, AND BEDS FURTHER DOWN THE HALL. Death would show him how to work his new job in the morning.

"Alright. Thanks." Gordan, still a bit confused by all of this, did as Death said, and slept for the night in one of Death's guest rooms.


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14smithteen16 Gordan awoke in the morning to sight of Death peering at him from a chair in the room. "Gah! Do you always watch people sleep?"

NO, he replied flatly. COME THIS WAY, AND BRING THE LIFETIMERS I GAVE YOU. Gordan got dressed and obeyed, and a few minutes later, the two left on Death's horse, flying back to the world of mortals.


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