Eret and Foolish
Eret smiled at his friend, interlocking their fingers as she stared at the waters in front of them. The grass was cool beneath them, and the stars glittering in the sky smiled down at them fondly.
It was a beautiful night. A perfect moment. Pity that she wouldn't remember it.
She knew that what they were going to do tomorrow, the sacrifice she had to make, she knew what it would mean. She knew what it would cost.
He knew that to save the human's world, it meant he would lose his.
"You don't have to do it." The death totem whispered from beside her, "You don't have to give up your powers. You don't have to give up your memories, your godhood-"
"I'll still be immortal," Eret interrupted with a bittersweet smile, "I just won't know it."
Foolish laughed hollowly, waving a hand lazily and watching as the waves bowed down to his command. They bowed to his every order, dancing at every flick of his fingers.
"You'll be flung to some far off world," He muttered bitterly, the waters jerking as he swished his hand to the left, "You'll sacrifice everything: your memories, our friendship, me? Just so that a few humans can live? What kind of choice is that?"
Eret frowned, "That's the problem, isn't it? There is no choice."
Foolish let out a huff of air. He tossed the water around angrily, his frustration evident in every tight crash of the waves. Eret just had to wait.
Eventually the water stilled, and Foolish's hand fell to his side.
He looked towards her with wide eyes, grieving for the years to come, "I just don't want you to forget me."
"I don't want to forget you either," Eret whispered with a sad smile.
"Then don't do it! Don't save them," Foolish pleaded, "They don't deserve it."
Eret simply smiled, "They do."
Foolish wanted to argue, Eret could feel it. But he knew that it was futile. Eret loved the humans, she loved the way they smiled, the way they laughed, the way they loved, the way they forgave.
She was willing to give up everything for them.
And while Foolish didn't agree, Eret knew he wouldn't fight with her. Eret's mind was already made.
"What's going to happen to us?" He murmured.
Eret turned her head, finally locking her eyes with his, "I will forget you. I won't remember your name, your smile, the way you laugh or the way you cry. I won't remember anything about you."
"But I will learn it all again," They whispered, "One day, we will find each other. And when we do, I will relearn everything about you. I will relearn your smile, your laugh, I'll get to learn everything about you for the very first time!"
"And what if it takes years," Foolish asked, "What if I don't see you for decades, what if-"
"Days, months, years, decades, centuries," Eret said with a laugh, "It doesn't matter. You will find me, and I will find you. And maybe one day it will be like I never left."
Foolish didn't say anything for a moment, allowing his gaze to wander back to the waters in front of them.
"You will always be my best friend, my one true companion. I don't care how long it takes, I will find you. And even if you don't remember me, I swear that I will never forget you."
Eret grinned, flopping her head back onto the grass, "You better not."
Foolish chuckled and he shook his head. Eret simply grinned up at him. Soon the chuckles died out, and they were left once again with the silence of the world, and the threat of sunrise growing ever closer.
"Promise you'll find me?" Eret broached softly, a hint of trepidation in his voice.
Foolish simply looked down at them, the answer evident in his emerald eyes, "I won't stop looking until I do."
"Oh, hello! I don't think we've had the pleasure!" The monarch of the SMP offered their hand to the newcomer, a welcoming smile on their face, "I'm Eret, it's an honor to make your acquaintance."
"Foolish." The totem god introduced, taking her hand in his, "And trust me, the honor is all mine."
Edit: Part 2