What hasn't been told - Chapter 5A light in pitch darkness
Slowly sitting up on his bed he peered to the window.
The first rays of light shone through the thin curtain. As much as he had been thinking about his situation, he didn’t come to any solution. Halfheartedly he got dressed and washed his face.
There had always been something for him to do. But now there was nothing. He still couldn’t fight that well in his current state of health. Vandesdelca was defeated and his former life was gone completely by now.
Maybe I would better have stayed dead…, he thought and was instantly punished with a piercing headache. Groaning he grabbed his hurting head, leaning himself against the closest wall.
“What the-“, he hissed through his gritted teeth.
I did it!, a familiar voice was cheering. I finally came through all by myself!
Slightly surprised Asch blinked into the dim light filling his room.
“Replica?!”, he snarled, not believing his copy now
What hasn't been told - Chapter 4Fourth flashback
And there he was, lying on his bed, staring at the ceiling.
Replaced once again, he thought with a bitter laugh. It was ridiculous. Maybe it would have turned out different, if he had chosen to go back to Baticul. But he hadn’t. It is better for her this way..., he kept telling himself, still pondering about the past few weeks…
Right after their arrival in Sheridan, Asch had run off to the inn. Now sitting on the bed he tried to get rid of all the chaotic thoughts circling through his mind. Sending off the Dark Wings to gather information had become futile by now. Noelle had informed her brother pretty well about everything going on in the Capital of Light. She had gotten quiet close to the group in his absence. Even though nothing was officially announced until now, Natalia had told her about everything.
Maybe it would have been better, if he had gone straight to Baticul as Luke and Ginji had suggested. Trying to calm the an
What hasn't been told - Chapter 3Third flashback
Sheridan had been a good choice for his body to recover. Day by day he gathered more of his former strength.
Still Asch shuddered while thinking about the journey to Sheridan. He had travelled all over Auldrant before but this time it had been a torture…
His body felt awkwardly numb and exhausted. It didn’t surprise him at all. He had heard of this before. Often people who had been in a coma for a while weren’t even able to stand on their own. But he didn’t have any other choice anyway.
It was a blessing in disguise Lorelei hadn’t taken away the little pouch filled with gald, he kept hidden under his clothes. Thanks to his former journeys around Chesedonia he knew the favorite campsites of travelling merchants. It didn’t take much time to locate one of them near Tataroo Valley. He convinced the merchant to sell him some of his supplies and left without any further rest. He didn’t have time to waste.
What hasn't been told - Chapter 2Second flashback
Asch rolled to his side. He didn’t get much sleep lately due to all the memories circling endlessly through his tired mind. Almost one month had passed since he and his more than stupid replica had been brought back to life by Lorelei. He still couldn’t entirely understand how Lorelei accomplished that. His body had been pierced with three swords after all! But as much as he tried to remember, all he could recall was waking up near Hod. And to all of that he found himself lying next to that dreck. At least it seemed like he really had managed to stop Van. Staring into the darkness he sank into the memories…
He opened his eyes, blinking confused. So this is death?, he thought, staring at the bright stars covering a clear dark night sky. He certainly had expected something utterly different. With relief he noticed he could move normally, even if it hurt a little. His body felt heavy, almost as if something big kept sitting on h
What hasn't been told - Chapter 1
Sheridan it had been, he remembered. Such a long time had passed but he could still recall every detail. It was the first time he had been that close to her ever since he got kidnapped. With a sigh he laid back on his bed. The images, sounds and her sweet scent mixed with the salty sea breeze came back to his mind, just as if it had happened moments ago...
He felt her soft lips on his cheek and instantly froze. He kept staring at the smiling face of the young, blonde woman right in front of him. Her face remained just a few inches away from his. She frowned. "Asch? Are you all right?"
He slowly shook his head, still not able to say a word. Why would she?!-
"It was just a kiss on the cheek to say thank you, Asch. Remember, we used to do that quite often as children. It didn't bother you then."
Finally he could move again and took a few steps back. "A-as children, yes! That was years ago! We aren't children anymore! J-just don't do that so carefree