Rise..... Chapter 1 Illusions and Plays "A dream or reality which do you want?" The Card Holder asked me. I did not know which I wanted so I stood considering the choice that I had to make all or nothing but I still wanted both. SO I replied to him with a slight smile, " Make me a world where they are connected but not one in the same, for I do not see how there is only one way for a being to exist." He laughed at me. But explained his reasons for doing so unlike the one who had hurt me. "You are a creature of cunning and beauty but I don't know if I am truly afraid of one like you as you are neither one or the other so what would you pay for this world you so want my little Korovela?", He asked advancing a paper across the table. "Not my soul if that's what you want and how dare filth like you call me a queen!", I shouted disgusted by his constant shifting and shuffling of his deck of Cards. "Filth like me?!? But what does that make you? I'll
Rise..... Laying on the floor nothing more than a puppet I understood now what it is like to be pushed around and made to believe that it is my fault. My fault?!? How could that be?!? I didn't know I wasn't sure but I feared those haunting blue/grey eyes like a hawk, I feared them because it was like they watched my every move. To him I was no more than a play thing......or a doll. I was unloved and detested. But that pain hurt more than the bitter pain of a slap or being thrown like a broken toy. A voice with in shouted, "Take no more of this nonsense before he kills you!" I had fought against this other inner voice subduing it with lies like he'll get better or my personal favorite I'll get hurt worse if I leave. But as I laid on the cold stone floor of the old fashioned house that he had commissioned nearly dead, it dawned upon me why I had stayed in truth it was out of fear. I threw that away when that inner voice welled up again saying, "Free yourself!!! What are you waiting for?!?"