ReAscension- The Cries That Reached The Heavens
‘What’s wrong with her?’ I thought to myself. I’ve seen her in a sad frantic mood every time she messed up on inventing something new or every time something malfunctioned and broke.
Go talk to her.
Terrae nuzzled my hand and urged me to go.
“What should I say to her?” I asked, “I’m not good with this… I don’t have many friends since everyone around me hates my guts… Does she even want me here?”
You see, the good thing about friends is that you can be yourself around them. Uvena is grateful to you honestly. Even if you don’t realise it yourself. She considers you a friend… Or maybe even more. Go tell her what you want to tell her. Be yourself around her as you have always been.
I took some time to process what Terrae told me. And then, I made up my mind.
I’ll leave you to it then.
Saying this, Terrae dissolved to the ground.
I smiled to myself.
‘Thank you, Terrae.’
I went in the direction of her room. It was right opposite to mine with the same metallic door as mine. It had her initials carved into it.
I heard her voice, crying softly, hoping no one would hear her.
I exhaled and knocked at her door.
“Uvena,” I called out.
I heard some shuffling in her room. What came out next was a voice filled with sadness.
“Leave me alone..’
“Do you want to talk about it? I’m ready to listen.”
Moments passed with no response.
I sat down on her doorstep.
“Listen, whatever went wrong with you. It’s okay to come out and talk about it. We’ve known each other for six months now. I don’t know if you consider me as a friend. But I consider you as one. So if you would just-”
“What would you understand?” she shot back, “You are Major God from the Heavens. You won’t understand a Minor Goddess’s plight!”
I was alarmed at her tone. She was angry but her voice was filled with sorrow and mourning. Her words struck me like a million needles to the head because of how true they were.
“That’s right.” I responded, “I don’t understand. But I want to, that’s why I’m asking you. Your words even apply to me. Spending time with those lower than you in status will help you understand them better. These six months with you were amazing. The things you have taught me and the fun times we had during this short time… I want it to last for a loong time. But that can’t happen if you are like this.”
There was no response on the other end. So I continued.
“If there’s something bothering you, feel free to come to me. I don’t care if I’m not your first choice for that since I am a crappy god of Infamy. But just… feel free to speak your mind to me. You talked about hurting people just now. I am here ‘cause I destroyed a dimension. Think how many people died because of that. But, I am here to redeem myself. Try doing the same. You have more than enough time. You are a Goddess after all.”
Moments passed and then I heard footsteps. Then instantly the door opened and I fell on my back.
I looked up to see the figure of a smiling Uvena above me. She extended her hand to help me up and I took it. As I stood up, she pulled me closer to a hug.
I couldn’t comprehend what was going on. Moments passed and we stood like that.
“Thank you…” she whispered with a smile.
“You want to talk about it now?” I asked as soon as she let go.
“I think you will know soon enough…” she said with a grim tone. “But, I’ll only be glad that you do.”
“Good enough.” I told her, “At least you won’t bottle it up.”
She nodded, “Let me get changed. I look like a mess.”
“You look fine to me,” I said with a playful smile.
Uvena turned red, “Stop teasing me!”
I grinned, “But you really do!”
Uvena stormed back to her room red-faced
A few minutes later Uvena came out of her room. She was dressed similar to me but her clothes were sand brown and a sword hung on her right side.
“Nice camouflage,” I commented.
“Thanks,” she responded, “I wear it in case I have to head out.”
She walked towards another room.
“Be right back, I have something for you.”
“Sure. Take your time.”
“Wait, you might as well follow me,” she said with realisation.
And that’s what I did. Together, we walked into the room. It had stairs leading deep underground. A few flights of stairs later stood a room with an overpowered arsenal of vehicles and weapons.
I was in awe. Uvena made so much advanced stuff with an intricate design that she ought to be the Goddess of Knowledge and Craftsmanship.
“Like what you see?” she asked, it was the same question she asked when we first met.
“Yep!! You never fail to amaze me.”
She led me to the middle of the room. I spotted a bow on a shelf. It was pitch black with intricate carvings of tiny symbols with a thin but strong-looking string.
“This is for you,” she said. “I made it. The carvings you see are runes I wrote in. It acts as coding so you can form arrows using mana. You can form normal arrows and arrows that trap enemies in a net. You can also shoot enhanced arrows by powering it with Earth Magic.”
“This sounds so complex. How much time did it take for you to make this?”
Uvena had a smug face, “Just seven days.”
“I’m going to say this once and I’ll be glad to say it again but you ought to be the Goddess of crafts as well as knowledge.”
“Thanks!” she responded with a smug grin. She sure was atop her high horse. I couldn’t be happier considering what happened just moments ago.
I grinned back. Taking the bow in my hand, I felt as if a part of me felt complete. It felt a little heavy but was fine nonetheless. I focused my mana to take shape. Moments later a brown coloured arrow formed on the bow.
“Good, now shoot it up there.”
She pointed to a wooden bird high up on a shelf in the far corner. Its wings were spread out as if ready to fly.
“One of the eyes,” she said.
I nodded. I shifted my concentration to the bird. Exhaling, I shot the arrow. It moved swiftly through the air and hit the bird on what looked like its left wing.
“You really need to work on your aim more. I thought you had it in you though, it was perfect the last time we did target practice.”
“I apologise, the bow feels a bit too heavy for me.”
Uvena scratched her head, “I’ll fix that in a jiffy.”
I handed her the bow. She closed her eyes and instantly a bright brown glow emanated from the bow. Moments later, it disappeared and she gave the bow back to me.
“Try again, I'm sure it will work.”
And work it did. As soon as I shot the arrow, it hit the bird statue right on the left eye.
“Perfect!” we said in unison.
Then she pointed to a vehicle to my right. “We will be going to the city in that.”
I looked at it. It had a green camo colour with a star in the hood.
She told me about them once. It was a four-wheeled vehicle used to traverse the land faster. It was better than walking, that's for sure.
“I customised it. It looks pretty standard. You will find it everywhere in the place we will be going to. But what matters is the interior.”
“What’s so special about that?”
“You’ll see.” she said, “Get in.”
The two of us got in. The car had smooth black seats and Uvena’s had a steering wheel in front of hers.
“You are driving?” I asked.
“Well, I’m the one among us who knows and has a license.”
“Using this needs a license?” I asked quizzically
“Pfft, Of course, it does you dummy! You can’t expect kids to drive just to end up dying in a crash.”
“Oh…” I felt dumb so I kept quiet.
And we then set off on a journey. And I didn’t know how bad this would end up then but I was worried and hyped at the moment.