The Candle of Hope… (Ending)

”Oh no!”

The spear headed straight for me. I couldn’t think. My mind was completely blank. That’s it! I got a plan! After thinking about the plan, I felt this sharp sensation on my back. I turned my head… I was completely shocked. The spear went straight through me, penetrating my thick skin. I looked down in front of me. The spear went into the ground too, holding me up. My body drooped down as if I already died in mid-air. This spear was different from other spears. This one was called ‘Javelin Gunglir”. This was used by the ancient one, the evil one.

Since this spear pierced me, I was demoralized by it. My self-belief, confidence and all the other feelings were destroyed by this spear. This spear caused sadness, rage, and… war.
”I got you now… Alastair.” John grinned, ”It’s over.”
Indeed it was. Once the Javelin pierces anyone, the spear completely makes the victim feel  like it’s over and time to give up.
”Then so be it. It’s over for me. It was great knowing you brother.” I muttered.
My brother nodded, ”Goodbye brother.”

I felt proud of myself. I may have failed to stop John, but at least I tried. God saw how I tried to stop my brother from harming the world by risking my life. So his angels descended upon me and gave me the swords of Skuld. ‘No way…’, I thought. ‘I can’t believe it… I got Skuld’s swords.’ These swords can kill anyone within one strike. I had one choice. I could let my brother live and I die, or to kill my brother. You would easily guess which one.
”Die brother!” My brother shouted.
A barrage of spears came flying at me. Opening the box, containing the swords, lights appeared. Blinding me and John.
”What are you doing?” John shouted.

After, all the lights had cleared away. I got hold of the spear that pierced me and ripped it out. My wings became bigger. My glow turned white. God’s army revived me for the counter-attack. I’m ready for anything. Controlling the blades, I pointed high above John.
”What trick is this?” John questioned.
I didn’t bother to answer. Clicking my fingers, the blades joined together with some kind of electricity-line. My brother started to stare in awe. ‘The blades of Skuld… could it be true? Has God given Alastair some kind of power?’ John thought.
”It’s true brother. With these swords, I can do anything. Including reading your mind.” I explained.
”I knew it. You were special. I watched as you grew up with these white eyes. In fact, they were the eyes of an angel.” John confessed.
”Hm…” I clicked my fingers once again, ”Sorry but I must end your life now..”

The swords fell down into the ground and locked into place. The strands of electricity became a protective shield. It was over for John. Our bond was severed to pieces. We both waited for the moment. I looked away, afraid of seeing his John’s death. John waved at me just before a barrage of light came crashing onto John. John shouted in pain. I pitied him. He could have changed before I had to kill him. Once the barrage of lights ended, I ran towards John. I stood before him, crying in pain. Why didn’t he change? Why couldn’t he change before I had to kill him. Tears of pain slid down my cheeks. Everything I said was useless to change the past. Just like my brother’s words, ‘Once the past is written, you cannot change it. If you try to, it will just become worse.’ I just had to accept what fate has chosen for me.

As I walked away, my brother’s body became dust. I stood in the middle of nowhere looking up towards heaven. I could feel the presence of my family standing with me. My brother stood with me, and my parents.
”Thank you brother for releasing me from my internal body.” My brother whispered.
I looked behind me. My whole family stood there with me.
My mother spoke the words I will never forget, ”Love will never die, son. It is eternal. It will stay with us and you.”

Suddenly, the family’s ghosts turned into dust and joined God back in heaven.
”It’s over. Everything’s over.” I muttered. Before I knew it, I collapsed because of pain and just lied there in the middle of nowhere.
”It’s…” I just managed to speak, ”It’s time for me to part from my friends and this earth. And to watch over them.”
From here, you may think I was going to die… wrong. I’m just tired and hurt since that Javelin Gunglir pierced me. The wound will take time to heal, but I’m alright. So, now it’s time. I jumped up into the sky, ignoring my pain, and disappeared to join my friends and protect them.

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3 Responses to The Candle of Hope… (Ending)

  1. julia says:

    Hi Peter,
    What a perfect ending! I just love it. All the discriptions made your final part come alive. And it also teaches us about life. I especially liked this phrase, ‘Love will never die. It is eternal.’ What beautiful words! Thanks for all the four parts and I hope to read another story like this one soon.

  2. Mr. Ruddy says:

    Hi Peter,
    I agree with Julia. Thanks for entertaining us with the four parts to this outstanding story. It has been exciting and tense. What a great ending. He has to kill his brother but it was for the best and his brother thanked him for it! WOW! It was great the way that you made it happy at the end. Excellent!
    I can’t wait for the next story. When is it coming Peter?
    Just one point. Try not to keep writing people’s names all the time. Sometimes use the word him or her in place of their actual names. It sounds better. His and her are called pronouns.

  3. olivia6 says:

    .Hi Peter…
    …Speechless. Absolutaly speechless. This could be put in a book! Peter, you have a wonderfull talent… well done

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