((*cracks knuckles* Let’s do this Anon! :D One ghost!Ray coming right up! Also, how did you guess?! XD))
Ray stared hard into the portal’s swirling indigo light with a look of pure determination on his face. Their world was always dark, the sun never did light up the fields or the castle the way the Other world’s sun did. Staring into the portal, Ray could make out the barest of shapes now and again. And the colours! So many different colours! In their world, reds, browns, and greys were the norm and the other colours always seemed dull beside them.
But in the Other world… Ray had never seen such bright hues of blue and yellow. The grass looked so green and even the bark of a tree in the portal’s line of sight was brighter somehow. Ray could see how the Other world would draw in Ryan like a moth to a flame. It seemed so at peace and bright. Of course Ryan would go there with the intent to destroy it all.
Ray’s expression of determination grew fierce as he continued to stare into the portal. He would not stand by on the sidelines as Ryan wrought havoc upon the Other world. He couldn’t. He’d watched Ryan’s madness claim too much to just sit back as he did it all over again to the innocent Others. A stray breeze crossed over the field bordering the Kingdom and Ray’s clung to his crimson fleece blanket with a small sigh.
Gold was extremely hard to come by in their world. It was also extremely dangerous to mine if you managed to find it. Ray had searched the castle the best he could for any golden armor pieces without drawing suspicion from Geoff or Jack but to no avail. He figured Ryan must have used the last of the kingdom’s gold deposit before disappearing into the portal.
"Armor from an element both from our world and theirs," Ray mumbled to himself, wrapping the blanket further around his shoulders. "I hope that this’ll do the trick."
A sad smile made its way to Ray’s face when he remembered how he’d gotten the blanket in the first place. Livestock was few in their world and sheep were the most prized, offering wool and food both. They’d all be just simple common folk back then, their kingdom simply an idea in Geoff’s head.
"Jack had just finished the house," Ray said sadly to himself, his smile never wavering. "And Geoff and Michael were out gathering food. Who knows where Gavin was but…"
He swallowed. “You came in Rye-bread and you were smiling. You were holding something behind your back.”
Ray could remember the proud smile on Ryan’s face as he presented the blanket to Ray, Ray himself over the moon with having something that would finally keep him warm. He could still hear Ryan’s voice, strong an clear.
"I managed to make all six and they’re all different colours," he’d explained. "So that we’ll know which ones are ours."
A small, choked off sob sounded from Ray’s throat and he quickly buried his face into a corner of the blanket. “God damn you Ryan,” he whispered. “I wish that we could all go back to that. All of us. But we can’t.”
Time passed slowly.
Ray thought about Geoff and the others. Hopefully they would all understand why he had to do what he was about to do. Maybe Gavin and Michael would be able to forgive him one day. Maybe they’ll find someone new for the third member of Team Lads.
It was quiet out on the borders of Geoff’s kingdom. The moon cast a dull light onto the lone figure wrapped in a crimson blanket as he slowly pulled his face away from the fleece. His cheeks tear-stained and his eyes rimmed red, Ray swallowed down the lump building in his throat.
"Okay," he finally whispered. "Okay. Let’s go."
With one final check to make sure that he was properly secured in the blanket and with one final exhale, Ray charged into the portal.
And it was agony.
Agony. Agony. A͜g̸ony.
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((:D Oh I plan on finishing this soon my dears. Very soon. XD Hope that you guys enjoyed!))