The Story of Spirit and Shadows
The Story of Spirit and Shadows
A Draconian Ancients Love Short-Story
Lady Adellandra Dratianos
Their story is told to all Ancient Mystic children. The Mystic’s Goddess of Spirit and God of Shadows are well-known, and feared. The message handed down from one Mystic to the next would be “Ne’er cross an Ancient.” Several lessons can be learned from “The Ballad of Spirit and Shadows,” most of all, those of love, honor, and the strength of a bond so tight, none, not even the Ancients themselves, can dare to interfere.
This is the story behind the “Ballad.”
The Ancients were jealous of the love and loyalty Draconai had for his A’isha. They were the Creators, but even Creators can be brought down. Draconai-named-Darkness and A’isha-named-Light were two of the Four Pillars of Existence. A lesser-God succeeded in convincing his Brethren to combine their powers and permanently separate them, ravaging them Realmbound to the Inner Realms of All the Worlds.
Another cruel twist of fate reveals itself in the Pillar of Death-and-Rebirth, Brakkon. He feels the unfairness the Ancients have been treating the Pillars, and hears what happened to Draconai and A’isha. Brakkon sends himself Realmbound, only to find Draconai – now named Draconis – is his Realmbound son!
The Fourth Pillar, Brigid-Named-Life is cursed to roam the Havens, watching over the other three Realmbound Pillars. She decides to get a hand in fate and destiny when she finds A’isha in her first Realmbound form – that of a DragonWolf named Adellandra Mout’ella Dranna, her father being Lord Emperor Brakkon’s own Branno Sir Airemus.
The Ancients find out about her ‘meddling’ and mess with the Pillars’ lives. War breaks out, Adellandra is separated from her beloved Draconis, and Brakkon is Destroyed by his own son when he Turns into “Thorn.” Brigit is exiled as a lesser-Goddess of the Ancient Mystics, which gives her an idea once she finds out where her Sister Pillar disappeared. She goes to the Lord Guardian O’Dell and tells him of a special trio of DragonWolves on the brink of death that must be saved for Destiny.
The story from there is well-known, for the Ancient Mystics find their Goddess of Spirit and God of Shadows in Adellandra and Draconis.
The Ballad of Spirit and Shadows
From the Ancient Mystic Gods so Fair Came a balanced love so pure of a pair One from the Light, Silver and Bright One from the Darkness, Chaos and Night Theirs was the Love of Purest Desires Theirs was the Balance of Life and Fires She was Spirit, a Being of the Light He was Shadows, a Being of the Night Each yearned for something different and then Within her the Darkness, within him a Friend They came together, a Love so Pure Within the Light and the Night they Endure Passion’s Fires from Dragon’s Flame Each calling the other’s names “Spirit, my Love,” He exclaimed unto she, The Bright and Silver one so Free, “I love you With thine own heart, my soul, my love, we will never part” “Shadows, dearest,” She purred to her Night, “I love you As well, for you are my all, for throws of love with you did I Fall” “A love like ours will never be forsaken,” She said, “Nor from each other our souls will be taken” And so they were for centuries above With the Ancient Mystics Gods did they love But with each passing gone their brethren were covetous And green-eyed with jealousy of something they couldn’t muss One day the Mighty Origin of Fates did appear And tore their Souls from each other dear “Shadows my dearest heart so true, fear not” Spirit supplied. “For I am always with you. Think of me in darkest hours, Think of me in your darkest of powers, and I Will be there instantly, for they will soon see, The Gods themselves will never separate you from me!” They were Realmbound then, in two separate worlds He a Draconian and she a Dragonwolf girl They eventually found each other again, Realmbound, for Darkness needed his Friend Realmbound, for Spirit needed her Mate For completion and Balance they did partake Once the Gods above they did see, They were not happy they were not free Once more did The Origin of Fates step in Brought Visions to the girl, took away her friend Separated and made to suffer in remorse She thought the hell of it was her fault, of course As for Shadows, he was strong, but the Chaos was stronger And War of the Dragon Nations did rage on longer Without the Love that had been his heart and soul There was no more peace, there was no more control The Ancient Mystic Brethren Gods, they felt compunction What had they done, with their jealous action? How could they have been so wrong, in being green-eyed all along? They should have been happy for Shadows and Spirit For they had found love where no one else would hear it. In order to rectify their jealous misdeed, they told all to take heed For one day, the two would find each other again and the Chaos of Shadows will be with the Light of his Loverfriend It did not take long for the Ancient Mystics Gods plan To come to fruition, for Fates to take hand. To bring back the Silver Light of Spirit to He Who once let the Destruction and Chaos Run Free To bring back the Darkness of Night to She Who was swept away by the Fates for her to see Once a Dragonwolf now a Mystic girl Stuck now in three different worlds The Once-Djinn High Lord O’Dell intervened The Mystic girl was more than what she seemed. He made her his successor as Young Guardian And Trained her with magics so she could return once again She was soon given Goddess Status again She was the Goddess of Spirit, a helping hand of a friend Taught of the Special Magics within her soul Taught to tame the Wildness and within it, Control On a chance meeting with the Dragon’s Emperor She happened to Feel something in her heart and soul stir A whisper of a beat so wild and untamed, who was this Male to make her feel this way, what was his name? A Simple kiss opened up her eyes, for something
Wonderful, it became quite a surprise She was his Spirit, and the Dragon’s Fire awoke He was the Shadows, wrapped in a Darkness cloak The two were one once more, as their souls were balance Hers was the Love unlike any other, and he was in a trance She could no longer be with anyone but Him, her heart desired The Chaos, the Darkness, of His Dragon’s Fire within He could no longer love anyone but her, his soul reawakened To the Love, the Light, the Spirit she’d partaken A Final decree to their Brethren they cried No one would come between them would live if they tried No one will live to see the light of day That sought to take their mate away From that day forward, the Gods and the Fates would Feel How true of a love Spirit and Shadows had, for it was real The Truest of Loves, of heart, Soul and Desire, Of Honor and Spirit and Balance in the Dragon’s Fire