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Morning by ArtemioM05 Morning by ArtemioM05
A Lilim's Choice.  The Story Begins

You wake up to the morning light as it stretches across your simple bedroom.  The sun catches your face and it is a bit unpleasant.  Letting out a soft groan, you turn to see your two sisters wrapped up in pink bed sheets.  Their chests rise and fall quietly whilst they hold onto the fleeting visions that dance across their dreams.  You smile.  It has always been so peaceful here...and you are happy it is that way.  You don't bother to wake them, and instead get dressed, donning a white dress with golden trim.  A few minutes later and you notice something on the nearby table.  Gifts?  You are unsure what the occasion is...and suddenly, you aren't sure what day it is at all.  It is rather strange, all things considered.  As you ponder this, suddenly you hear a loud snort, and your youngest sister lets out a long, loud yawn. 

"Ugh...what time is it...?"

"Don't know...but early.  The sun is beginning to rise Brook." you explain.

"Shucks...y'think Mom has food ready?" she lets out another yawn and rubs her eyes with the back of her wrist.

"Maybe?" another voice joins the conversation, and you hear the sounds of a duvet being lightly tossed to the side."

"Thinking with your stomach as always Demsdale?" you tease lightly.

"Leave the witty comebacks to me, you suck at jokes." Your sister responds undeterred as she swings her legs off the bed, brushing her blond hair off her bare shoulder.  "Out of your nightgown pretty early huh?  Breakfast must be on.  I'm starving."

"You're always hungry." Brook pointed out.

"But really hungry tod-hey...when did you get that cut?" she asked, looking quite confused. 

"I...dunno...?" She stopped to touch her face.  Her eyes widened when she felt the uneven ridge across her nose.  She turns to you.  "Hey River, is it bad?"

Upon inspection the cut seems fairly fresh, not more than a day or two, and yet...you can't recall when that happened.  "Well, it looks like it might heal over well enough, but..." you clearly look uncomfortable breaking the news.  "There will almost definitely be a scar."

She pauses for a moment, eyes clearly processing the information.  There is a long moment of silence and suddenly her face breaks into a toothy grin.  "Awesome...Imma badass."

Demsdale giggles at that.  "You dummy.  A proper badass at least knows where they got their sexy scars."

"Point" she agreed, looking a little glum, but then brightened up, "Guess I'll just have to ask around til' I get my answers."

"Anyway..." you change the subject.  Not knowing the day is starting to really bug you.  "Is it someone's birthday today...?  I'm having trouble remembering."

There is suddenly a loud snap coming from outside the door, as if the floorboards were straining. 

"Huh.  Not that I can think of." Demsdale admitted, eyebrows furrowing.  Her eyes pass over the gifts.  "Did mom get these for us?"

"Maybe we should open them?" Brook offers.

You were about to answer, but the sound of the floorboards creaking is reverberates across the room, as if the house was stretching.

"Maybe...maybe we should wait?" you ask your two siblings, not quite sure what to do.  And right before they could answer, they were abruptly cut off by your mother's voice.

"GIRLS!  BREAKFAST!"

"Oh!  Nice." Demsdale grins.

"I dunno...still curious about those gifts..." Brook mumbles.

Demsdale begins to counter, but there is a loud groan and a screech of timber...and then it stops.  All three of you pause, unsure what to do.  There is only silence now.

...

A. Open the gifts and see what lies inside?

B. Go downstairs for breakfast?

C. Investigate the creaking sound?
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momsaysno Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
Wait... The blond elf is called Demsdale?  Any relation to the Demsdale in "Stone Garden" and "Finding Fortune"?
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ArtemioM05 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
There is a link, though not the kind you might imagine.  The story hints at the reason for the two sharing a name, but it is yet to be truly revealed.
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momsaysno Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Hmm okay.  I think I read the part you're talking about, when the girls meet Demsdale, but she's introduced as Hell's Flower.  This is really intriguing.  Please continue! 
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Pyrites1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
B.
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vendoth Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Loud noises.

C.

Then eat because hey, strength up keep it up.
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Astraltower Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
B. Remember those horror movies, those people who first out searching...die first as well.
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JezebethNoir Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
But... the gifts... A.:D (Big Grin) 
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Writer
B. If nothing else, mother will have some answers for us!
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KageDavies Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh... C!
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