Theme by OPTIMUS
Together we’ve climbed mountains, fought demons, crossed seas, raced on tracks around the world, visited the past and saw the future, traveled to alien worlds, killed monsters and knocked down robots, discovered treasures, busted ghosts, defeated terrorists, wrestled against champions, faced the gods, explored islands, stopped the Oblivion armies and hunted hundreds of dragons, arrested bandits in the Far West, foiled international conspiracies…
We were heroes, infamous, snakes, criminals, gods, pirates, fighters, monsters, cowboys, assassins, soldiers, executioners, beasts, androids…
We’ve been condemned and redeemed, abused, infected and treated, persecuted, imprisoned and freed, ascended to heaven and then plunged to hell… and despite all, we always survived!
But last night, my companion and I have accepted a new challenge… so, we decided to face a new evil that resided on a forgotten island.
Once arrived, we noticed the island was imbued by a surreal atmosphere and the air smelled of death. In the distance we could see shapeless silhouettes that seemed to be something like piles composed by worms and bugs, but they were motionless like rocks scattered among vegetation and buildings.
An odd stillness pervaded the area, so we started exploring the environment by moving cautiously because we had a bad feeling, since there was too much silence around us…
We walked for a while, but far away from those strange piles, and from where we were it was possible to see the sea, so we took a small road leading to the beach: the path was difficult because of dense vegetation, but we reached the beach anyway.
The scent of the ocean was relaxing and the sea breeze was a relief from the scorching heat, so we started looking around, enchanted by the panorama and we walked in the direction of a lighthouse when we suddenly heard inhuman screams that made us freeze the blood in veins: we only had time to see human figures running toward us, and within few seconds we’ve been surrounded and overpowered… we tried to react, but they have taken us by surprise and we couldn’t fight back promptly because they were too many. In the middle of that mess I saw a rusty hammer on the ground, so I grabbed it and I started beating blows right and left, hoping to create a breakthrough that would allow me to get out of that turmoil: for every blow, the blood of those who perhaps were once human splashed everywhere, and for every blow I felt that their stubborn resistance was gradually decreasing, so with all the strength I had left, I kept hitting and hitting and hitting…
After having dealt the final blow, everything stopped and I remained lying on the sand for a while, trying to regain my strength.
When I got up I was completely drenched in blood, which dripped into my eyes preventing me from seeing what was around me… I dried it with a flap of my ripped shirt and my thought immediately ran to my companion. I started looking everywhere, hoping to find her among the remains of all those bodies, but I didn’t notice that in the heat of battle I moved few meters away.
So I got back to where we’ve been attacked and… I saw her! She was lying helpless on the ground, surrounded by other corpses, and a cold shiver fell down my back: her blue eye was closed and the other one, which was once a beautiful green color, had become yellow. I rushed to my companion hoping to revive her, but I didn’t have the time to get closer that the yellow eye started flashing of a red color like the blood. Everything around me has stopped at that very moment and I kept staring at that eye for a time that seemed endless, hoping to see it getting back to life, but I eventually realized that this wouldn’t happen…
With her I lost all memories, all the smiles, the emotions and all the good times we spent together.
There were still many worlds to see and so many adventures to live… but maybe she was too old by now, or maybe she was only tired of following me.
My dear companion is no more. She… she’s dead!
Thank you for everything, I will never forget you!
Rest in Peace, my beloved PS3… 🙁