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Beyond the Realms - Lacrimosa - Chapter 7Hiccup could have sworn that even the tiniest muscle in his body was screaming in pain and protest. He groaned, stretching as best as he could without falling from the croup of the horse he had been roughly put onto. Not even Astrid's intense training sessions had ever managed to make his body this sore, and that was definitely saying something. In his defense, travelling during an entire week with an almost empty stomach and an ever-growing lack of sleep certainly did not help to improve his physical condition. And yet, he supposed he could consider himself lucky, since the rest of the prisoners had to cover the whole distance by foot. A few of them had already died of exhaustion. Every time a body crumpled to the ground and remained desperately motionless, ravens descended from the sky and the beating of their wings resonated like a morbid oath as they prepared themselves to feast on the fresh corpses. Hiccup knew the Ciar Knights were not trying to do him a favor by allowing him to
Life is but a DreamWe are just unnourished frail bodies,
overfed with white lies and short-lived-euphorias.
Books filled with black letters,
etching lurid images into our utmost dreams.
Veering us from the big picture...
the one we fail to paint ourselves.
Our fists much too busy with fights,
that we are bound to lose.
Too occupied in line waiting,
for creativity to be let loose like a stray dog.
As if we will find home in this pursuit of happiness...
but we only enclose each other in small rooms
with nothing but old laptops.
How many times I've guessed which letter could it be...
Which letter could it be?
To free us from havoc-stricken-thoughts?
They come and go, unending like 24 hour subway stations.
There's no break for this lonely man,
heaving every breathe of stale air
into my overused lungs...
Living in confined walls of flesh
held up with brittle paper-mache bones.
Which day is it that I will burst out from this cage of a life?
And hover with the Gods found in carefully binded bo
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