Hey there gunslinger. Wanna sling my gun?
(Just made it inappropriate. :P)
Caius lay face down on his bed, his porcelain-like cheeks smothered in his pillow, and his little back rising and falling with each slow breath. Caius’ only friend, Daniel, sat with his back propped up against the side of Caius’ bed. In the teen’s hands was an old book, filled with everything any wizard would need to know about magical creatures. Daniel’s favourite class was Professor Crow’s Care of Magical Creatures. “Have you ever wanted to be different than what you are now?” Daniel asked, out of nowhere. Caius kept staring into the pillow with his one good eye as he thought about the question. When there was no response, Daniel mumbled, “Sorry.” For a few more minutes it was silent.
“Yes.” Caius finally said, his words smothered by the pillow. Daniel looked up at Caius, startled.
“But you’re crazy smart, and a fantastic wizard. And if you ever wanted to make it big in the muggle world, you’d be an even greater actor.” Daniel said. “Or a comedian.” Caius chuckled and rolled onto his stomach.
“Oh my darling!” Caius said with a heavy dramatic tone. “Do you find me humorous? Do I please you?” Caius lightly yanked on a strand of Daniel’s hair. Daniel’s face was red, but he still chuckled, despite an awkward feeling in the pit of his stomach. Caius shrunk back onto his bed and took off his eye patch. Since everyone in the Dream World wasn’t real, Caius felt little need to hide the evidence his Faustian deal. Even still the child kept one eye closed out of habit. “You’re not even real… You shouldn’t care.” Caius stated.
“And what of it. I’m not real, but I have a
mind of my own. Besides—“ Suddenly Caius sprung out of his bed and grabbed
Daniel by the shoulders. Caius stared into Daniel’s blue eyes with his own
“Why? You shouldn't be aware of this! You should be living you’re life as a mindless drone, just like everyone else! What’s wrong with you?” Caius snapped. The boys stared at each other for nearly ten minutes, then Caius realized it all. “You’re me…” The child breathed, “The me I always wanted to be…” Caius backed off and shook his head. The worst thing to do would to become attached to the Dream World.
Caius crawled back into his bunk and closed his eyes. Everything was silent, and Caius was ready to fall asleep. Tormenting Crow had taken out a lot of energy from him. But peace and rest did not come to Caius. At first, the boy could hear a soft screeching sound, but took no heed. That was until it became painful and the sound was so loud Caius could barely hear anything. Caius looked around him and the sheets were stained with red. Caius touched his ear and looked at his hand, which was now covered with blood. Caius crawled out of his bed, blood dripping from his nose, ears and mouth. “I just have a nose bleed.” Caius yelled at Daniel over the ringing noise only he could hear, as he ran out of the dorm covering his face. The boy stumbled down the stairs and ran as fast as his asthma would allow him. Caius felt his stomach churn and his joints ache.
“I need to find Crow right now!” Caius whispered harshly to himself as he limped and crawled through the halls. It didn’t take long, considering the size of the castle but it was still over half an hour. Caius was on the verge of passing out when he crawled after Crow as the cowboy observed a student and a teacher practice spells. “Crow!” Caius called. The boy’s knees nearly buckled and he snatched Crow’s cloak, before he could tumble to the ground, leaving a dark blotch of red on the black cloth. “Crow… we need to escape, he’s trying to kill me! I can’t believe I never saw it before… My brother wants the Weaver estate and this is exactly how he’s going to get it. Kaine’s forced somebody into the Dream World, causing yours truly to react viciously. But that’s not what’s going to kill me. Who, or what ever Kain just sent, is going to kill us. And because this isn’t fully my own Dream World, we will cease to exist if we die here!” Caius looked up at Crow, the purple pentagram on his eye glowed brightly, and his one blue eye was bloodshot. “We have to find who’s after us, and then kill them.” Caius winced from the pain, but kept conscious. He was sure Crow had many questions, and perhaps the student and the teacher practicing magic.