A God Slayer Ch. 4 - The Terrifying Depths
As the sun rose, Rylat awoke. He woke up Leyet who was snoring in the tent. Leyet helped with the rest of the packing. Rylat began to walk and Leyet followed quickly behind. Rylat had a small smile. That smile dispersed upon arriving at the spot. He looked around the great lake. He couldn’t see the other end.
It was about midday when Rylat found the flame. It glowed a bright burning blue, shining into Rylat’s eyes. Rylat let go of his emotions and looked down at Leyet, “Hey, take a few steps back, I don’t want you to get hurt, you’re not ready yet.” Then, he gripped the flame.
Rylat found himself at the bottom of the lake. Rylat quickly swam toward the middle, breathing steadily despite the pressure of the water. Rylat reached the middle and planted his feet upon the sea dirt. Then, Rylat felt a small tug on his sleeve. Rylat quickly turned, ready to attack, when he Leyet. Leyet looked at Rylat with fearful eyes and pointed at his mouth. “Wait, you are not supposed to be here.” Reyet mumbled, his eyes starting to show panic. Leyet started to panic, causing him to breath, when he found himself breathing fine. “Where are we,” Leyet yelled, panic flying through his voice. Rylat focused himself, “Bottom of a lake, eventually, a god will show up. Just, try to avoid it, I’ll end it quickly!”
Finishing his sentence, Rylat felt his arm beginning to bleed. He had a large cut across his forearm leaking out blood. Rylat began to scan the area, he was starting to really feel the pressure. Then, he noticed movement. He forced some magic into his limbs, feeling the power, and caught it.
A slimy tail began to wriggle in Rylat’s hand. He grabbed it as hard as possible and began to pull. The fish started to struggle hard before slipping from Rylat’s grasp. The blood around Rylat started to obscure his vision. Rylat’s fear started to rise. Rylat grabbed Leyet and began to swim up. The water started to vibrate around him. Then, he heard the noise. It was loud, louder than anything Rylat had heard. His body started to feel as though it was being vibrated as his organs began to melt. Rylat swam harder.
Then, Leyet began to glow. The light was a blinding white. The Serpent's face then became clear. It had large whiskers, and a body longer than the largest tree. It’s teeth were as big as three people. The teeth were sharp as steel and its eyes a dull black. The fin went down its spine, being sharp and serrated.
Leyet raised his arm and forced the water to vibrate in return. The beast screeched and started to dive toward them. It opened it’s large maw as it approached. Rylat raised his hands up and began to focus as the monster swallowed them whole.
The mouth was as dark as the new moon and warm and slimy. Lylat prepared for a painful death. Rylat closed his eyes and began to breathe quietly pushing down his fears. He raised both hands.
A light blasted through the monster’s skull. The monster let out a loud groan as Rylat and Leyet swam out. Leyet began to laugh, “We did it, it’s dead! What did you do, blow it up!” Rlyat continued to swim, still holding Leyet. Leyet looked up at Rylat as his panic set in, “Why do you still look scared, is something wrong?”
The monster let out a loud roar. Leyets face, in response, turned in disgust at the mother’s gaping head. The monster began to swim at a greater speed. Rylat’s body felt crushed under the dark water. The Serpent lunged at Rylat. Rylat threw Leyet as far as he could and grabbed the Serpent's teeth, struggling for control over its head. Rylat focused as much magic as he could, causing his muscles to grow. His tattoos shined a blinding white.
With his newfound strength, Rylat ripped the serpent into two, separating it’s bottom from it’s top. Then, the water began to grow cloudy and thick. Rylat could no longer find breath as Leyet began to thrash in the water. Eventually, they both passed out.
They awoke at the edge of a fairly small lake. Rylat woke up panicked and gasping for air. Leyet, who awoke earlier, was breathing heavily, but was staring straight at Rylat. Rylat, finally refocusing, began to look for the flame. He spotted it, on the shore of the beach. He raced over and ripped it from the sandy shore. His tattoo began to spread onto his shoulders. Then, Rylat passed out again.