Lilycove City | Dawn (17)
With everything going on, Tenebre had a moment to think things through and as he zoned out, one single drop of rain fell on his nose and was sucked into his body. Suddenly alert, his instincts told him that this was no normal rainstorm, no, this was a rainstorm created from a Dragonair. Instinctively, Tenebre turned his eyes up to the sky with a rushing expectation in his heart but only to have that excitement crushed when he saw the blue dragon covered in blood seeming to fly down at high speed towards Tenebre. Shock jolted through him and in an instant he was in the air speeding towards his lifelong love.
Soon he was gliding back down to Earth using his wings at full length almost like parachutes, flapping them as slowly as possible while he held on to Lumiere so that he seemed to hover back down. He could feel her slight breathing in his arms and the aura around him was like tangible electric energy that warped around his sorrow. Tears fell down his face and the storm around them turned to a very light drizzle, almost like the sky itself was crying for the two. Tenebre touched ground finally and sat down, Lumiere in his powerful arms, her tail wrapped around his body reassuringly as if she believed clinging to him would anchor her soul to the Earth.
“Tenebre what’s happening? Everything is so fuzzy.” Her voice shook with weakness but the wind carried her words to the others.
Tenebre didn’t know how to answer his love. For so long they had been beside each other until that horrible undead had separated him. Now he finally had her back, even after getting feelings for the forlorn female Zoroark, only to have her ripped away for the last time. Suddenly his mind flashed back to a song his father had sung to his mother as she was dying and right away he knew what to do. Taking in a deep breath, Tenebre’s deep baritone voice lifted on the air and carried to the others.
“Goodnight my angel time to close your eyes, and save these questions for another day.” Tenebre breathed in deeply before continuing.
“Tenebre wha-“ Lumiere’s voice was getting weaker by the minute but Tenebre shook his head and wiped the tears from her eyes.
“I think I know what you’ve been asking me
I think you know what I’ve been trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Wherever you may go, no matter where you are
I never will be far away”
His voice faltered a bit as her breathing began to slow even more in his arms but nonetheless he continued to sing for the love of his life while the tears streamed with the rain down his face.
“Goodnight my angel, now it's time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I'm rocking you to sleep
The water's dark and deep, inside this ancient heart
You'll always be a part of me”
Lumiere took in one last shaky breath and with a final sigh she was gone, her voice fading into the rain. “I love you...”
“Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabies go on and on
They never die
That's how you and I will be”
Silently and gently, Tenebre stood, his song finished and over just like the life of his love. His heart was breaking again for the second time but he had to be strong for his friends and especially for Constance. Spreading his wings one last time, Tenebre jumped into the sky and flew high into the clouds where he began to glow a deep orange color. His Draco Meteor attack pelted down from the sky but not towards his friends but onto Lumiere’s silent body where it had incinerated her. His father had done the same thing for his mother when she died because this was the way of his family and the way a dragon should die, in the sky among the clouds like a god returning home.
Full of sorrow, Tenebre fell back to Earth, only occasionally flapping his wings. The drizzling rain didn’t let up for a bit as he made his descent and when he finally touched down, he looked his friends over without a word and retreated into an abandoned building close by with sorrow tainting the heart that had finally begun opening.
(OOC: The song, as sung by my choir, is here. Please ignore the stupid beginning someone in the sound booth was being dumb.)