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The First Day

By Sunn
Created: 8th February 2021 09:06:33 PM
Modified: 20th April 2021 06:46:39 AM

  1. >On the first day, there was the sun
  2. >But as time passed, the sun grew tired
  3. >Tired of shining so bright, tired of burning so hot and tired of being alone
  4. >So it sank into the sea, as, to the sun, it was a cold and dark and very gentle place to rest its weary soul
  5. >So it was that the first night came to pass, and on the first night, there was the moon
  6. >It had seen the sun's brilliance, felt its warmth, and wanted to revel in these sensations once more
  7. >So it tugged upon the sea which the sun had sank into
  8. >Back and forth the water shifted
  9. >But soon it met the land and crashed with a mighty roar
  10. >None can say how long the world was ravaged by the moon and the sea, for none were there to witness it
  11. >But even as time fell into itself, the moon continued, wishing to see the sun once more
  12. >Eventually, the force of the moon's pull, and the roar of the seas caused the sun to awaken
  13. >As it pulled itself from those watery depth it began to feel its fire burn bright once more
  14. >With the sun's searing heat re-awoken, the seas began to boil and recede, and the land began to grow
  15. >And so, the second day began
  16. >On that day, the sun's light was as blinding as it was beautiful
  17. >So blinding, it granted sight to the entities that had, all their lives, known only of the crushing weight of the sea and the hard sea-floor beneath them
  18. >They looked to the sun and praised it
  19. >The sun cast them a cursory glance, but shifted its gaze to find the thing that had disturbed its slumber
  20. >As it peered over the horizon, it saw the moon
  21. >The moon, had hidden itself away
  22. >For so great was the sun's reign over the sky, and so brilliant was its glory, that long was the shadow it cast
  23. >The moon did not care for shadows or darkness, it is why it had woken the sun after all
  24. >The sun smiled at the moon, and offered to share some of its light, so that the moon need not be afraid anymore
  25. >But the sun was still young, young and unlearned, and as it shared its light with the moon it fragmented and fell upwards
  26. >Neither the sun, nor the moon knew what this meant, nor did they care, as they simply enjoyed each other's company
  27. >Time passed, and so it was that the sun grew tired once more
  28. >With how hot it burned, it did not wish to boil the seas, so it asked the moon to take its place
  29. >As the sun fell over the horizon and the moon rose, it shone with the light of the sun, though only a fragment of it
  30. >Its light was a gentle blue and a cool breeze swept the land
  31. >Without the brilliance of the sun, the entities returned to their rest from before, though some remained to watch this strange thing that had replaced the sun
  32. >So began the second night
  33. >As the moon floated above the land, shifting the seas as it passed, it looked up and was amazed
  34. >Above it, were countless fragments of the sun's shared light
  35. >The moon stared and stared and called them "stars"
  36. >But the silence of the night was soon broken as a voice spoke to the moon
  37. >It had so many things to say; but the moon had a question of its own, where, in the infinite above, was the voice coming from
  38. >The voice chuckled, and told the moon that the sky above was in fact the voice within, the sky and the stars swirled together to make the voice
  39. >Then, the sky began to question the moon, about itself, about the sun, and about the entities below them all
  40. >The moon answered as best it could, but still, it was young, and it felt its confidence wane without the sun there
  41. >The sky was quick to answer its own questions however
  42. >Though it was not as old as the sun, or even as old as the moon it had so much more knowledge than either
  43. >For, as the sun and moon spoke with each other the sky looked down upon them both, and the entities below
  44. >It looked across and below the horizon and learned all it could
  45. >Though the sky was all encompassing it had no power compared to the sun who boiled the seas, raised the ground and banished the dark
  46. >Nor could it match the moon who pulled at the foundations of the seas without even noticing
  47. >But still, it offered the moon its wisdom
  48. >The moon was hesitant, but agreed, on the condition that it would teach the sun as well
  49. >The sky chuckled and its voice carried over the earth, and then it slapped the ground in its mirth, causing a flash of itself to impact the ground in a flash before returning to the sky's side
  50. >It had grown so fond of the moon, in so little time
  51. >Eventually the sun did awake once more, and the moon introduced it to the sky
  52. >The third day had come to pass, and the moon hung low, but still by the sun's side, learning what it could from the sky
  53. >The sky taught the sun to nurture the earth, causing life to spread across it and colours to flourish
  54. >The entities, having woken to greet the sun, took the life into themselves and felt a desire to spread what the sun had given them
  55. >The entities learned ambition
  56. >Then, the moon's lesson came, and the sky taught it not to fear the dark in the sun's absence
  57. >The sky taught the moon to move the darkness to its will, to move through it
  58. >As it walked through the darkness, the moon saw the entities once more, though they were strange now
  59. >Some lay motionless, some were warping themselves and their surroundings in impossible ways
  60. >But some were scared
  61. >Seeing this, the moon approached these entities and taught them the strength that the sky had taught it
  62. >As the entities awoke with the sun's return they tried to recreate what they had just experienced
  63. >But they could not walk into darkness like the moon could
  64. >Even so, they used their ambition to try
  65. >The entities learned how to dream
  66. >Time passed, and the sun and moon watched the entities grow and change
  67. >Eventually they wished to walk among them, to better ensure their safety
  68. >But sadly, they could not, for the sun would cause them to boil as it had the seas
  69. >Neither could the moon, as it would cause the seas to drown them
  70. >But they had each other, and that was enough
  71. >The sun and moon embraced in their solidarity, and the first eclipse began
  72. >As they pulled away from each other the sun jumped in fright as it felt cold for the first time since it sank into the sea yet it felt no water
  73. >The moon also jumped as it felt searing heat and recoiled as blinding light struck it
  74. >When the two finally calmed themselves they looked upon each other and realised
  75. >Their wish had come true
  76. >They were walking the land they had watched for so long
  77. >With the first wish, and the first eclipse, came the first spell, and with the first spell having crashed into the land, spread its magic through the stone roots
  78. >Beyond the nearby hilltop the sun and moon heard voices, and hurried to meet the entities they had cared for, for so long
  79. >But the entities did not recognise them and shunned them
  80. >They were fragmented and angry and weak
  81. >They were weak because the life that the sun had given the land had withered
  82. >They were angry because the cold and the dark scared them, as they had forgotten the dreams the moon had given them
  83. >They were fragmented because the sun did not rise as often and so they had no shared ambition
  84. >Feeling as lost as they did on the first day and the first night, the sun and moon looked to the sky and made one more wish
  85. >That it would teach them one more lesson and for the first time in what felt like eternity, they heard a chuckle
  86. >Though it was as wizened as the cracks in the land, the sky was as wise as ever, and once more it began to teach the sun and the moon
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