|Of Light and Shadow
Author: Lord Dread Raven PM
How the universe began, was ruled, and was ALMOST destroyed thanks to a series of idiotic and comical accidents involving light and darkness. Most humor will begin later in the story.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,481 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 04-13-13 - Published: 09-16-11 - id: 2952943
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If anyone has ever read my stories in fanfiction, they'll know that I reference a "Shadowtwist" as an alternate world that my Raven persona is second in command of. This is the story of that world.
Stillness. Emptiness. Nothing exists. No time. No life. No matter. Nothing but darkness and silence. What better place to start creating? A pulse of energy. A rift opens. The Darkness is curious. it coddles this rift to make a single tiny object in the void. The Darkness gives it a little poke…
And it explodes with more force than what is possibly imagineable.
Time is born. Planets and stars appear. They spread out. They form life. They become more intelligent.
But they remain ever ignorant of the power of shadow. The force that is always there but never in sight. Slowly worming its way along, studying, probing, and curiously watching.
It was surprised by the explosion and the results of it. To say the very least. It advances upon its new creation and begins to examine the foreign objects
A bright light shines, and the shadows retreat. They are uncertain of light. They fear it. They do not realize the potential of merging with it.
The light refuses to allow darkness by. It fears it as well, but merely out of ignorance. Fear can drive entire universes to their knees.
The shadow retreats into the inky void. The remains of nothingness. Before lunging forth and intersecting with the occasional planet. Surprised, the light fights it… but cannot touch it.
The shadowy spiral links together from many planets. Death is born. All stories have a beginning. And all have an end. So balance is created by the darkness.
Time. Matter. Life. Death. The four bases of the universe. And all of it links from this single twisted length of shadow.
What those who can understand this cannot understand is how long this took.
Several trillion million years.
And they have the nerve, the unbelievable, sheer, bloody gall to call three weeks "A long time"
Short and sweet.