oooooh Else <3
Why did it have to end up like this?
It was such a nice day, too. Johan was minding himself, moving quietly along the village bringing food back from the market. He got enough food to last him a good while.
Why did that monster have to show up?
He stood there— no, flashed in front of him like a strike of lightning. Terrifying and sudden. Nuire.
Johan dropped the bags of food he was carrying. His living nightmare was before his eyes. The scary man who haunted his dreams ever since he encountered him before, and took a bite out of his arm. The strange creature who spoke in riddles and philosophical questions. Johan trembled at the very thought of the man.
And with him appearing before him, he could barely even breathe because he was frozen in fear.
Nuire just grinned. Black veins pulsing around his sharp fanged teeth. He loved seeing Johan’s frightened look, and that terrified the poor boy even more.
Just as Johan gained the will to run away, the creature grabbed him by the throat with his large, white claws. Only one hand was needed to lift the weak Hylian from the ground.
Johan desperately tried to claw himself free from his grasp, choking and gasping for air. It didn’t take long for him to start crying, the poor thing. But Nuire just grinned wider.
"Tell me," the creature spoke in an eerily calm, collected voice, "Have you ever wondered if the world would be better off without you?"
Johan wanted to yell and whimper and cry, especially after hearing those horrifying words, but he couldn’t speak. He gasped for air in vain, and kept clawing with all of his strength with a pitiful choking sound.
He was losing consciousness. The world was turning dark.
The last thing he could do was utter a prayer to the goddesses.