ReAscension- The Cries That Reached The Heavens
That's what I felt when I was falling down back then. I was losing power as if some part of my very being was being stripped off of me.
Oh, who am I? And why am I in such a predicament?
Well, it happened such a long time ago. I was such a different person back then.
I am Shareus, the ex-God of Infamy.
I say ex-God. As for why? We’ll get to that later.
As for what happened? It started many many many many… minutes ago. I was a chaotic God as per my title. I was known for many infamous things. But the System of Heavenly Selection doesn’t work that way. They only look at power, not character. I was a guy who killed a lot, caused a lot of trouble for others. I had my reasons.
It was when I accidentally (maybe) wiped a whole dimension off the Universal Grid, that I actually angered everyone in the Heavenly Council.
The Council consists of the most powerful beings from all of the dimensions, The Elder Gods presided by my mentor Eruer, The God of Judgement. Well, he wasn’t my mentor at the time I was mortal. He guided me through the Heavens and the Commandments and well… Godhood in general.
I struggled to escape from his chains as I was dragged into the hall. I had an insane grin on my face as if I was elated.
The others just gave me looks of disdain but I grinned at them menacingly. I then was pushed into the centre of the room and I faced Eruer, with his usual clean-shaven face and white robes. His divine, regal aura was emanating from his very being.
But this time, it was filled with anger and his face showed disappointment.
Eruer sighed and landed a slap on my face. If I were mortal, I could have died, or at least ended up in an intensive care unit.
“What were you thinking?!” he shouted, “Shareus, you have caused INTERDIMENSIONAL CHAOS. Do you know what kind of outcomes your rash actions have caused?! What possibly gave you the idea of doing something so dim-witted?”
I laughed hysterically, “C’mon, what is so wrong with having some fun? I did this for my entertainment.”
Eurer punched me again and this time blood dripped across my face.
“Personal enjoyment.” he said, “You did this for such a CHILDISH reason?!”
“There is nothing childish about this.” I retorted, “We are Gods. We have unlimited power. We can-”
“You are one of the weakest of the Elder Gods.” a voice interrupted, it belonged to Astrix, Goddess of Strength. And a wolf, of course, it’s a wolf. “Let me remind you that you are here in the Heavens because of pure luck. Don’t push it.”
“Tch.” I retorted.
Astrix sighed, “Honestly, Eruer. I knew we should’ve put him amongst the Elemental Spirits and Minor Gods who are down there. But you wouldn’t listen would you?”
“He deserves a good ol’ punishment!” said Dolos with a grin, God of Endings, a cat-like creature. “Consider this, a swift end.”
The others raised their fists in agreement as I watched, helpless. Things were happening faster than my (almost insane) mind could process.
I looked at Eurer who had a menacing grin filled with anger. I feel sorry for angering him back then. Things get worse when he’s angry. You will see.
“That’s a great idea.” he said, “And I have just the punishment. Trust me, you are going to enjoy this one!”
The way he stressed on the word ‘enjoy’ told me that I was definitely not going to enjoy it.
Eurer raised his hand and summoned a black coloured hole, a few feet below me. It was an intimidating power. And I knew exactly what it was.
“You are going on a journey of self-improvement.”
I wasn’t smiling anymore.
“What do you mean?”
“As I said, your actions have caused a great number of catastrophes. Viknos, please take over from here.”
I turned to see Viknos, God of The Stars and Eurer’s advisor. He was once a spirit of astral bodies and hence has a dark blue body covered with stars. He wore his usual black suit. He’s a fancy guy, that Viknos. His personality doesn’t suit his looks though (don’t tell him I said that).
“Alright, alright,” he said, yawning. He projected a constellation-like projection and turned it like dials. Moments later, his face was filled with amusement and worry. He turned to me.
“It looks like someone is in trouble.” he started, “Many dimensions are in chaos. There are five which are the most affected. They are ruled by the elemental spirits and with the looks of things, even they are having a hard time doing their job.”
“Honestly, your dim-wittedness has never managed to surprise me. But now… your punishment for this foolish deed will be.. To fix the mistakes you made.”
“I don’t follow,” I responded, confused.
“You have violated the Divine Commandments. The rules that every being must follow… So, you will go to each of the five places and solve the issues there and then only then will you come back.”
I laughed, “That’s easy! I’ll be back in a flash.”
He laughed, and I felt that he was hiding something. “So are you ready to go?”
I nodded, “Yep.”
“Then jump down into the hole when you are ready.”
I got up and stretched myself when Eurer interrupted me.
“Oh, and I forgot to mention that you won’t be a God anymore.”
“Well, enjoy~” he shouted, totally ignoring me on purpose. And he kicked me into the hole.
And that brings us to my situation here.
I was falling as the wind screamed past me. It was getting hotter as I fell. And then at an instant, I hit solid ground.
‘What is…’ were the only things I could think of before my whole body started to hurt and I drifted into unconsciousness.
And now begins a tale, my liege. A tale which I need to tell. A tale for the ages. This is the story of how my life turned upside down. And damn it, things were only getting started.
It would not be as easy as I had first thought it to be.
Oh, right, for starters, this was the part where I died.