Refuge in Oblivion
Fandoms: Homestuck, MS Paint Adventures
21 Sep 2019
The first time you see him is Day 1 of Sburbian Mythology 101.
The lecture starts in two minutes and the flow of students into the hall has slowed to a trickle, which is how you notice out of the corner of your eye a pale human in all red sauntering into the room, wearing a set of douchey shades in perplexing defiance of the torrential rainstorm that's been plaguing the city all week. In fact, you register, he seems to be the only one in the hall to not be drenched or at least somewhat wet, as if he's somehow managed to convince his clothes to ignore the godawful downpour outside.
You're about to turn back away when he stops and seizes up mid-stride, the abrupt tension in the human's posture visible even from a distance. He's looking in your direction, you realize, and though the sunglasses are in the way, you have an unshakable feeling that his eyes are staring straight at you.
- Part 1 of Refuge in Oblivion
The chiseled statue towering over you is stark naked but for a sweeping cloak, frozen dramatically mid-billow. One arm is swept to a side, the other hand rested on the pommel of a Caledfwlch mounted deep in its engraved stone pedestal. Ironically, the strange jutting form of your stupid egg sword is the one thing they managed to accurately reproduce. Its eyes are cavernous sockets, bleeding slick liquid upwards over your forehead, and you have a feeling that had the artist put color to their work, those antigravity dribbles wouldn't be red.
Four teenagers find themselves back on Earth after their untimely deaths. It isn't exactly as they remember.
Prequel to You Are a Refugee From an Omnicidal Empire, but can be read standalone.
Updates every FridayComplete.
- Part 2 of Refuge in Oblivion