Chapter One

Darkness
ruled the world,
thriving in her
cold and dreary
isolation.

In the beginning, Darkness ruled the world, thriving in her cold and dreary isolation. She knew that as long as she covered the world in her dark embrace she would be safe, invincible, untouchable; the one and absolute ruler of her shadowy domain. Then in an instant it all changed, her certainty blown apart, split asunder. There was something else, something strange had invaded her world.

There it was again, darting around, hurting her eyes. Light was tiny and fast, moved quickly as he twirled and flitted around her. Despite herself, Darkness crept toward him. She wanted him. Wanted to possess him, to control him. She smiled. Light smiled too – this was exactly what he wanted. Light revealed himself in all his brilliant white glory, then with his graceful steps and dazzling eyes he seduced her.

After an eternity of loneliness, Darkness quickly surrendered to his charms, joined him as he danced his dance of seduction. With Darkness unable to resist him, he was satisfied. He had done what he’d set out to do, was bored, ready to discover new places. Without warning Light vanished.