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Outside Light
May 19, 2021|Short Story

Outside Light

Outside Light

In an instant, his perspective changed and life returned to reality. To his surprise, Orlando was holding himself from someone’s back. But… who is this person? he wondered noticing that the two of them traveled at high speeds.

“It was about time you regained consciousness,” Margareth said.

“Where are we?” he asked… “who are you?”

He’s still asleep, Margareth thought and sped up her motorcycle. The two of them traveled at high speeds down a thin path next to a cliff—any wrong move and they would both be falling into an abyss that seemed endless.

Orlando held on tight when he looked to his side, vertigo took over him. “Could you slow down?” he asked, but his plea wasn’t heard.

Margareth continued to accelerate as if her life depended on it, traveling really fast on the narrow path on the side of the cliff. “We’ll be there soon,” she finally said.

The motorcycle passed between two huge rocks, leaving the terrifying road behind. Orlando felt a little calmer. Although the speed at which they were traveling still kept him altered. In the distance one could see a bridge over a canyon. They now traveled on a thin dirt road in the middle of an immense green meadow… suddenly a huge chunk of earth rose up in front of them.

Orlando was unable to hold on and was thrown off the motorcycle, flying for an instant before falling into some bushes. Then, regaining consciousness, he got up to examine the situation… impossible.

About twenty feet away, the woman he was riding with was floating. A circle of yellow light completely surrounded her… her hands covered by smaller spheres of light. She turned her face to see if Orlando was okay.

Orlando couldn’t remember the woman—he couldn’t remember anything. His mind tried to make sense of what was happening, when…

A beam of black lighting hit the sphere surrounding Margareth. Immediately, she fell to the ground and Orlando noticed that a man in a black coat began to walk in his direction. No, wait, Orlando thought before turning to flee.

“Where do you think you’re going?” Vincent said, raising his hands.

Orlando chasked with the stone wall that rose in front of him. “Wait… you’ve got the wrong guy,” he said… his voice too low for the man on the black coat to hear.

“So this is the chosen one people praise so much,” Vincent said, walking towards him.

“You’re wrong,” said Orlando, “I shouldn’t be here. There must be a mistake.”

“What kind of hero is this?” Vincent asked as he turned to see the unconscious woman on the floor.

“Take anything you want,” Orlando said.

“All I want is your life…” Vincent said and a black bolt of light came out of his hand.

Orlando closed his eyes, sure it would be the end of him. To his surprise, the same yellow light that he saw around the woman now surrounded him.

“You must trust your instincts,” he heard within the sphere with Margareth’s voice, before it disappeared.

Instincts… instincts… Orlando thought unable to understand.

“…I see you have hidden surprises,” Vincent said. “I like that!”

“It wasn’t my intention,” Orlando said, leaning against the stone wall.

“Let’s do this quickly,” Vincent said, “What do you say?”

“WAIT,” Margareth yelled and released a beam of light from her hand.

Vincent deflected the beam with ease.

Orlando looked at the woman he traveled with on the ground. Why is she trying to defend me, he thought. If I die it’ll be on my own terms.

Vincent watched Orlando run towards him. “Don’t you see it’s useless,” he said and shot out a black bolt.

Orlando was not able to react receiving the blow to his chest and falling backwards

“We better get it over with,” Vincent said.

Orlando got up again, holding his chest with one hand, noticing that the lightning left a black mark on him. Then, he watched the man in the black coat begin to form a black circle between his hands.

Vincent looked forward, focusing all of his power on the circle of balck lighting forming in front of him. His gaze fixed on the person he came to assassinate, concentrating on the mission he had to accomplish. For an instant, he looked towards Margareth’s direction—she didn’t seem ready to intervene. Staring back at his target, Vincent let go of the ball of darkness that seemed to flash.

Orlando was surprised to see the black flame flying towards him. Time seemed to stop, as he closed his eyes and extended his arm to defend himself. Everything is lost. With his other arm he covered his face, preparing to receive the strike of the black lightning again.

Nothing…

Orlando opened his eyes, wondering what had happened… his arm was on fire. He immediately began to shake the blue flame out of his hand to avoid being burned. Before long he noticed that he was unharmed. Then he looked and found the man in black coat on the floor. What happened?

The sound of the motorcycle approaching caught his attention. “Lets go,” said Margareth, “or are you waiting for him to get up? Hurry, we don’t have much time.”

Orlando looked at the great bridge they traveled to. A structure of colored crystals that seemed to decorate the landscape, and beyond… the strange city that Orlando never dreamed of knowing. Houses of different shades of glass rose like thin pyramids from the floor, from the distance it was like seeing a forest of colors that sparkled in the sunlight.

Margareth sped up when Orlando finally jumped on… while Vincent watched them drive away. Someday you’ll have to get out and I’ll be waiting for you.

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Sebastian Iturralde

Just a citizen of this beautiful planet, eternal lover of artistic creation and letters; with the certainty that the creative energy comes from nature.

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  • May 21, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Are you just randomly liking things? What would a fiction writer like you want to have to do with my spiritual ravings?

    • May 22, 2021 at 8:15 am

      Your blog is good. I like it too.

    • May 22, 2021 at 8:29 am

      It’s very important to me to find people with out of the ordinary perspectives. I was lucky enough to find your blog. Thanks for your spiritual ravings!

    • May 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      You’re very welcome sir! Stay tuned. I’m looking forward to becoming an active part of the WordPress community.

  • May 21, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Hmm, Hi. This is beautifully written. I can even live the story in my mind as I read it!😊🤩😍

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

      Perfect! That is exactly what I wanted to achieve. I hope you enjoy the rest of my stories. See you back soon.

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:01 am

      Yeah!❣ of course!!!😊

  • May 21, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Really hoping there’s a Chapter 2 to this!! This was right up my alley. I have too many questions for this to be the end! 🙂

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:06 am

      Thank you, the truth is that I also want to know more, too. I hope we can learn about this universe and all it has to offer in future stories. See you back soon.

  • May 21, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Very interesting. I had hoped Margareth was one of the saving graces. Would love to see this storyline continued.

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:08 am

      Thank you, the truth is that I would also like to know more about Margareth and her powers. Hope to see you back for more stories.

  • May 22, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Beautiful 😍

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Scottye, it makes me happy to know that you liked my story.

  • May 22, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Thanks much for liking my posts. Appreciate it!

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:17 am

      It’s a pleasure to read to people who are looking for the proper path. I hope you can return to read the words that transcend through me.

    • May 28, 2021 at 12:39 am

      Praise the Lord

  • May 22, 2021 at 4:11 am

    Very Nice People Panting:)

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:19 am

      I do what I can, Jiawei. It takes a good reader to reveal the painting.

  • May 22, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Interesting and beautifully written|

  • May 22, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    I read your last story! Very clever…

    I mean i just guessed it was about death.

    Some sort of magic too…

    Yet you dont say it, it is clever.

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Manuka, I’m very glad that you enjoyed it. I hope that in future stories we’ll be able to discover more.

    • May 25, 2021 at 3:29 pm

      Yes I did enjoyed your story as the story-telling is very nice. Amazing even.

      And now… Will there be a following to this story?

      *

      I used to be a gamer, you know, but I stoped…

      ”Gaming is fun, but it can be time consuming, and you cant do things as much as you should normaly”

    • May 25, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      What it is mean to say why it is good I stop ”gaming”? That is because I can take better care
      of my website !

  • May 22, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    A very intriguing read..

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:36 am

      I hope you enjoyed it Eva. I also hope you can come back for more stories.

    • May 24, 2021 at 11:06 am

      I enjoyed it tremendously. Your writing is very tactile. I will certainly come back! Am in the depths of some lengthy research right now and your writings give my mind the break it so needs. A different world completely.

  • May 22, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Good story. I really like the headline “Life is an awakening that keeps happening, and so the characters of this story are forced to open their eyes to reality.”

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Jordan, sometimes the headlines just work perfectly. I hope to see you back soon.

  • May 23, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Thank you. Interesting story and I have share it to the community.

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:47 am

      Thank you for spreading the work of my storytelling, I really appreciate it.

  • May 23, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Hello. Very atmospheric, I could hear the bike engine echoing from the cliff.

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:53 am

      Hi Jules, I’m happy to know that you were able to live the experiences of this story. I hope to see you back for more.

    • May 24, 2021 at 3:47 pm

      👍

  • May 23, 2021 at 7:48 am

    I was left wanting to know more. What is the crystal city, who is Orlando really, why does Vincent want to defeat them so bad? I will definitely be exploring more of your stories.

    • May 24, 2021 at 10:57 am

      As long as you continue enjoying my stories, I will be happy to know that my work is paying off. Thanks.

  • May 23, 2021 at 11:30 am

    I don’t like reading huge books but I voted for this one to be a larger story because I am curious where you will go with this one. Amazing author

    • May 24, 2021 at 11:05 am

      Thank you very much, you are too kind. Let’s wait to see if another chapter of this story arrives. Until then I hope to see you back for more stories.

    • May 24, 2021 at 3:56 pm

      Most definitely

  • May 23, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Nice piece, I really enjoyed the read – great work.

    • May 24, 2021 at 11:05 am

      Thank you, it’s a pleasure to share my stories so you can enjoy them.

  • Paul Langley
    May 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    I enjoyed this very much Sebastian. The work has an inductive effect on me. Multiple feelings arose. The human aspect is of the same origins as the surroundings, they merge at the boundary. One cannot remain passive in the presence of a supporter or a challenger or both. The city springs from the surroundings like a haven. No doubt the city contains more supporters and challengers. Dangers and opportunities co-exist.

    • May 24, 2021 at 11:07 am

      Thanks Paul, your comments will be of great help when I begin creating the next chapter of this story.

  • May 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Cool post.Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I hope it is useful to you and my other readers ♥️♥️

    • May 24, 2021 at 11:17 am

      Thanks to you for sharing your advice, excellent blog! Hope to see you back for more fictional short stories.

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