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 += Minecraft - Soul Vol. 3 =
 +== Chamber ==
 +It turned into Jordan'​s birthday.
  
 +He become turning 801 years antique.
 +
 +And pretty frankly, he had nearly forgotten about it.
 +
 +He had best remembered that it changed into his birthday while Bodil landed in the front of him, a crimson-wrapped box in his palms. He offered the gift with a slightly crooked smile, black and white wings fluffed up against the bloodless. "glad birthday, Jordan."​
 +
 +The demigod blinked down at the container, letting his mind catch as much as him for a second. Bodil hadn't given him a gift due to the fact that he had been a hundred and one, so he became harassed as to why he got one now. The field turned into fairly small, in all likelihood handiest big enough to keep some form of trinket. however it... glittered, as if it turned into enchanted.
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 +but he gently took the container, one eyebrow rising in a silent question. "​What... Um, thank you," he muttered, and curled a finger underneath a fold within the crimson paper.
 +
 +Why purple? Why inside the international had Bodil chosen purple, after all of the human beings he had killed inside the maximum recent battle?
 +
 +"No, do not open it right here," Bodil interrupted,​ grabbing his hand beore he could tear the glowing paper. He glanced around, orange eyes narrowed barely. "Open it up after nighttime, but earlier than the clock strikes 3. you may... I recognize you will like it." He tapped the black band that wrapped across the container. "And this, through the way, is comprised of natural magic. don't ruin it, even though, it would cause some sort of apocalypse..."​
 +
 +The angel appeared away for a second, glancing around the empty streets. It changed into pretty early inside the morning—and it become too cold for anybody else to be out of doors.
 +
 +"but, what's it-"
 +
 +"you may see," Bodil stated vaguely, waving a hand as he subsidized away. "happy birthday, Jordan. just ensure that no one else gets to it, alright?"​
 +
 +"... all right,"​ Jordan mumbled, nevertheless turning the container in his palms. "​but-"​
 +
 +there has been a whoosh of air as Bodil took off into the cloudy sky. Jordan watched him cross, white eyes narrowed against the snow that became drifting down. He sighed and shook his head, then paused and wondered how Bodil had located him in the first region.
 +
 +The demigod became in his northern kingdom, which turned into subsequent to the ocean. He had refurbished the old, damaged state a few hundred years in the past, and even as the population of the town plummeted from a plague, the walls surrounding it saved all strains of sickness out. It wasn't the biggest populace on this nation, but it become higher than all of us death.
 +
 +Jordan shook his head and started walking once more, heading closer to the citadel at the quit of the village. He exceeded through the gates silently, nodding a greeting at the two guards standing there. They bowed respectfully as he exceeded, then straightened again up to observe the empty streets.
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 +Jordan, meanwhile, commenced up the stairs to his room.
 +
 +abruptly, a smoke-colored dragon slid down from the ceiling and landed squarely on his shoulders.
 +
 +"​what'​s there, Papa?" Snowy requested, bending her neck over his shoulder and sniffing on the field. Jordan pulled it away from her and shook his head.
 +
 +"​don'​t contact it, Snowy, it's my birthday present."​
 +
 +Snowy hummed and curled close to his necks, spines digging into his pores and skin barely, however not causing any damage. through the years of her residing, they'd sharpened and she had grown right into a dragon. sure, she most effective got here as much as his waist, along with her lanky neck and tail, but she ought to surely keep her own in opposition to several enemies. "​properly,​ glad... birthday, then. I failed to get you some thing, except I could perhaps come up with an emerald i found while inside the caves under the ocean...? properly, if you want it, of course. I suggest, it's a completely beautiful gem. that's what Aiden says, anyway. you realize, he's very useful for mining out gems and stuff. He gets half the reduce, to make it even, and i discover the ores. We make a definitely suitable team, Papa. disgrace he has to usually stay within the Nether with my Grandpapa."​
 +
 +Jordan rolled his eyes and sighed, opening the door to his room and closing it at the back of him. "looks like you picked up his addiction of speakme a lot."
 +
 +"That isn't always very excellent,"​ Snowy retorted, spines rustling as she jumped down from his shoulder and onto the bed. "So when are you going to open the existing that bodily gave you?"
 +
 +"​nicely,​ '​bodily'​ stated that I have to handiest open it after midnight,"​ Jordan responded, putting it down on his desk. "So that is what i am going to do."
 +
 +The dragon hummed and mantled her wings, hiking up the wall and into a touch hammock hanging from the ceiling. She curled into it and said, "What do you watched it's far?"
 +
 +"​likely some thing enchanted,"​ Jordan said, tilting the container barely. "From the looks of this wrapping paper, anyway."​
 +
 +"​nicely I don't know about you, but I do not suppose i will be capable of wait very lengthy. i used to be never one to attend."​
 +
 +"​genuine,"​ Jordan agreed, pulling out the chair and sitting down. He pushed the container to the corner of his desk, and pulled a keyboard from a shelf towards the wall. He set it down carefully and grew to become it on. "You do not have much staying power."​
 +
 +Which turned into handiest the fact, really. even as his other '​youngsters'​ had all moved to their own houses, both alone or with some sort of mate or some thing, Snowy had truly grew to become her nostril up at Aiden'​s prompting, and had sternly declared herself unmarried for lifestyles.
 +
 +She had defined to Jordan, a few days after the opposite Netherian'​s inquiring for her to be a mate, that she simply failed to need the obligation. She stated she pretty appreciated supporting the butcher kill the cows and pigs for his save, and that she failed to mind not having something to do all day. not doing some thing meant that she should discover some thing to do, with all and sundry she desired. And if she had a mate, that might imply greater obligations.
 +
 +And Jordan became, pretty frankly, one hundred% ok with that.
 +
 +"So what time is it?" Snowy requested, pulling him from his mind.
 +
 +"it is most effective six in the morning, Snowy, we've a while till we need to open it... So take a sleep, or something."​
 +
 +"Oh, it is six? I higher begin heading to Maxwell'​s. He said he had gotten a sheep today, Papa. i've not had a sheep in some time, due to the fact they'​re used for clothes and stuff..."​ Snowy slunk down from her hammock, sharp claws digging into the wall. "​simply call me when you are approximately to open it, ok?"
 +
 +"all right, i can," Jordan promised, and idly commenced playing something on the black and white keys laid out before his palms. "just don't get your neck chopped off," Snowy."​
 +
 +"I may not, but I cannot promise the equal approximately my head."
 +
 +Jordan grinned barely and chuckled, shaking his head. He danced over the keys and muttered, "see you later, Snow."
 +
 +"Bye Papa, glad birthday."​
 +
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 +Jordan heaved a sigh at the clock, palms tapping in opposition to his cheek. He glared at the two black arms on the round, white floor. "Come on," he muttered, "Hurry up."
 +
 +The clock read 10:56.
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 +10:57
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 +Jordan sighed and groaned, head falling onto the table, making the field shift barely. "​it'​s in no way going to get there,"​ he froaned.
 +
 +"​perhaps we ought to cross do something? allow'​s play tag, Papa, like you used to when my bothers and sister have been right here."
 +
 +Jordan hummed, white eyes sliding close. "​perhaps later... So how is the whole thing, Snowy?"​
 +
 +"Oh, i'm quite nicely. I helped this one aged lady with heating her hearth, and she gave me an opal. it is instead quite, and she or he helped me tie it to my pearls."​ The dragon unfurled one among her wings and tugged the strand away. She had wrapped it round a tear close to one of the membranes, so it wrapped around the bone near the middle of her left wing. She turned it in her claws, finding the shard of opal the use of her experience of smell. "right here, right right here."
 +
 +She held it out, smooth scales on her paw glittering within the light of the lamp. Jordan stood from the chair and walked over, taking the strand of jewels. Over the 779 years of having the pearls, she had decorated it with peculiar feathers, or rocks, or anything that she stated '​smelled best'. there was even a stone carved into a snowflake-like form, which she had discovered whilst adventuring in a dried-up creek.
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 +Jordan grew to become the shard of iridescent rock. "​it'​s far actually stunning. it is like your eyes."
 +
 +"I needed I knew what shades appeared like, Papa," she responded wistfully, giving a smooth sigh and wrapping it lower back across the wing membrane. "it would be so much simpler... I wish that wizard could have discovered a potion, or perhaps a spell."​
 +
 +"Seto turned into a splendid sorcerer, Snowy,"​ Jordan reminded, and a touch of sorrow settled in his coronary heart. "... in the end, though, I wager that no one can elude death."​
 +
 +"well, you can, and i know i will now not stay all the time, but i'm able to come to be very very vintage. at the least, that's what that strange Ender dragon says. I forgot his name... Hmm, i'm able to ought to locate him and ask him someday."​
 +
 +Jordan frowned slightly, however shrugged it off and said, "but you are wrong, Snowy. dying follows even me, and my father, and every god or immortal being out there. It might not take place to them, but it happens to everybody round them."
 +
 +"... I wager you're proper."​
 +
 +Jordan nodded and sighed and dropped down onto his mattress. "i have an alarm set for twelve, Snowy, so try and get a few sleep."​
 +
 +A sigh, and, "o.k., Papa."
 +
 +[...]
 +
 +"Wakey wakey, demigod."​
 +
 +Jordan groaned and mumbled aloud, "You again? i was awaiting my cellphone to go off."
 +
 +"​nicely,​ i am much greater dependable than that piece of glass. And besides, i have nowhere else to move. Your head may be very bland, i am afraid."​
 +
 +Jordan shook his head at the nameless voice. He could not inform if it became male or lady, even after the loads of years that he had gotten to understand it.
 +
 +"and that i do not like being in any of the angels'​ heads, for they are too loud and do not care for me all that much..."​
 +
 +Its voice become only a notion, simply. Jordan failed to exactly pay attention it, however more like felt it. "Then discover someone else. Why now not a dragon?"​
 +
 +"Oh, i have been with a dragon before. He became very impolite, and that i failed to pretty like him all that an awful lot. And besides, all he ever did changed into fly around in circles and boss those bad Endermen round."​
 +
 +"​nicely,​ you need to've stayed with him."
 +
 +"i used to be with him for an awesome seventy years earlier than a few fool got here thru the portal. Notch, the human become an idiot. satisfied-cross-fortunate,​ throwing himself in damage'​s manner, you know, the works of a stupid, empty-headed mortal."​
 +
 +"jeez, you're great."​ Jordan swung his legs over the mattress, rolling out of it and shaking Snowy barely. "hiya, i am going to open the box."
 +
 +Snowy sat straight up as though she had been bowled over, yawning. An orange glow become showered thru the room, emitting from her throat, and she or he slid down onto his shoulders. "What time is it?" she asked groggily, rubbing a watch.
 +
 +Jordan glanced over on the clock at the wall and said, "​quarter beyond twelve. howdy, could you begin a hearth?"​
 +
 +Snowy nodded and crawled onto the floor, spitting up a jet of lava-like hearth onto the burnt logs within the fireplace. The fortress failed to get very hot at night, so there was a hearth in almost every room. "so that you are establishing the container?"​
 +
 +"​Yep,"​ Jordan stated, grabbing the cited present and sitting down at the rug in the front of the hearth. Snowy curled next to him, her head settling on one in every of his knees.
 +
 +"am i able to assist?"​
 +
 +"i would want to open my personal present, thanks very tons," Jordan said with a half-smile, rubbing sleep from his eyes before cracking hello knuckles and gently tugging on the black ribbon. It slid off easily, pooling on the floor into a thick bracelet-like aspect of natural magic. Then, he stared working at the wrapping paper, unfolding the carefully area corners and now not tearing it in the slightest.
 +
 +"can i see that ribbon?"​ Snowy asked, lifting her nostril up and sniffing the air. "It smells of magic, and it's far very strong."​
 +
 +Jordan nodded and passed it to her, silent from just waking up. "​thanks,"​ she murmured, snuffling at it and turning it in her nimble claws.
 +
 +Jordan opened up the relaxation of the paper, putting it next to him and turning the cardboard container in his hand. After a moment, he shrugged and opened the flaps.
 +
 +inner became a be aware that said, study this when you take a look at the gift.
 +
 +Jordan shrugged and picked it up, placing it on his leg. A glint from the container caught his eye and he paused. Snowy lifted her head, taking a deep breath, and stated, "It smells like a cloud—like simply earlier than a rainstorm."​
 +
 +Jordan shrugged a shoulder, but that became approximately all he should manage.
 +
 +because sitting internal some soft-searching,​ soft orange tissues become a black, sparkling halo.
 +
 +It had a shine of gold round it, and the halo changed into about as massive as a dinner plate. however the metallic was a dark black, as deep as a starless and cloudless night time. The demigod reached forward and lightly pulled it up, gasping when it started floating a few inches from his hand. "what is..."
 +
 +"​what'​s it?" Snowy asked, lifting her head and searching for the item. however Jordan pulled the halo—which looked as if he ought to snap it with just  fingers—and said, "No, i will show you in a minute."​
 +
 +Snowy sighed and set her head down, curling towards his leg. "​alright."​
 +
 +Jordan reached over along with his other hand—having to uncomfortably attain around, and started analyzing it aloud.
 +
 +"So it's your birthday, Jordan,"​ he examine, "And i was thinking, simply the alternative day, that I just became one thousand the opposite day. And it's sincerely weird, really, due to the fact abruptly this little ring of metallic poofed into life above my head. I suggest, angels normally get a halo once they reach my age, but I wasn't expecting on. And to be sincere, I don't need one. So, as a 801 birthday present, you get me halo!
 +
 +"Now, take properly care of it. And don't overdo it, both. Please do not be making needs left and proper. I suggest, needs are a laugh and all, and spying on human beings is, too, but don't be looking a person sleep with it, or whatever. All you have to do is think of something. whether it's some thing you need to see, used to see, or perhaps someone you may see, just suppose it and look into the halo. So, happy birthday, and thanks for sticking sane. more years to observe, Bodil."​
 +
 +"What does he mean, wishes?"​ Snowy requested, sniffing at the be aware.
 +
 +Jordan shrugged and began to face, then noticed some other slip of paper within the bottom of the box. setting the primary down, and maintaining the halo soaring above his other hand, he picked it up.
 +
 +He straight away paying attention to the uncharacteristic seriousness of the looping cursive. Jordan saved silent, getting a feeling this word became alleged to be non-public.
 +
 +"And Jordan, do not forget this one component: Ashes to ashes, dirt to dust, pores and skin to bone and iron to rust. go back to what you have been."
 +
 +return to what he turned into?
 +
 +go back to...
 +
 +Jordan quickly blinked away the tears and stood, swallowing at the realization.
 +
 +"​Papa?"​ Snowy asked, getting onto her toes. but for once, Jordan did not answer her. instead, he turned on his heel and stalked out. The halo fell down till it become clutched in his fingers. "​Papa!"​
 +
 +"​i'​ll be lower back Snowy, I just need to kind out a few things."​
 +
 +And the door closed close at the back of him.
 +
 +[...]
 +
 +"show me whilst i was glad," he muttered to the halo, frowning and turning it barely. To his marvel, it labored. And the internal of the halo flickered, mild spilling out onto his face. It confirmed him—with Ryan. They had been giggling over a few shaggy dog story, both protecting their facets in pain. Jordan gasped through his nose and asked every other happy memory.
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 +Then some other.
 +
 +And any other.
 +
 +And every other.
 +
 +He shifted in his seat at the roof, legs dangling down. He spent hours up there, going via such a lot of special photographs and locations. a few, he requested out of curiousity, some he asked out of need.
 +
 +He needed to keep in mind the way it felt to be absolutely glad. He needed to consider it, in any other case he could ultimately move insane. And he didn't need that to manifest. Who of their right thoughts could?
 +
 +So he sat and sat and sat, and watched and watched and watched, until the clock from inside rung three instances and the golden glow of the halo died. For a moment, he paused, then he shook the steel ring, which turned into now just a band of black iron.
 +
 +"​surely?"​ he muttered, tapping it. when it changed into obvious that the halo wouldn'​t work, Jordan sighed and sat again, searching up at the darkish, cloudy sky. mind raced through his head:
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 +Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, pores and skin to bone and iron to rust.
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 +that is what Bodil'​s notice had stated, besides. He stored it in thoughts. due to the fact, in spite of Bodil'​s typical optimistic and silly nature, it changed into significant.
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 +He had to consider the satisfied times, and be as he was once. sure, it might be tough without his buddies, but he could manipulate. perhaps... maybe he may want to start over. It wasn't not possible; it'd simply be a chunk hard. and even if he couldn'​t discover every body to befriend, Bodil had just proven that he was, certainly, nevertheless there. And so was anyone else that turned into immortal like Jordan.
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 +The demigod leaned again onto his hands barely, frowning at the night time. The echoes of his pal's voices still rung in his ears, deafeningly loud within the absolute silence of darkness. He tilted his head a piece, frowned, and listened to them for a 2nd.
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 +after which he smiled.
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