Light dripped only ever so slightly in the olden hall. The warm yellowish orange hue seemed to have a much a lower saturation that it only gave a slight ambulance of light in the seemly endless hall ways. More over the light brought particles to the visible eye light of a projector and the particles that lay in its light. Moss and clay colored decay covered the walls yet they were not able to cover the whole wall as they lay in the darkness that the yellow orange light did not hit. But if one could see in the dark they would see wires imbedded in the wall.
Yet they were not wires yet the appeared to have the circuits of a circuit buried s the rock and moss covered them under their protection. Gray circuits layered itself in the rock to hide from view. Looking along the floor dust covered the grunge styles rocks that made the floor. The rust dance and blanketed the stony floor while hiding the deep textures of a advance era that seemed to be long before them. Yet the wires below gleam a shiny gray that would grab anyone‘s eyes if they actually looked around.
The wires acted like the circuits that lay in the wall ending with small silver circles at the ends of the straight lines. A single thinner silver line went down the middle of the path. Along the way down it forked and slit in Y shapes to split the road for the electrical current. One’s eyes would follow the circuits as they forked and joined all around the sides of the main wire. Yet it lay hidden from most begins view. An orange rustic trail covered over the whole circuits as they where embedded in the rock itself.
When looking down the long path the blackness took like mist to devour the path into itself. It acted like a being on its whole that tries to hide what it does not want one to see till they walk closer to the point in interest. Although the mist a pitch black as it covered the innards of the hallway. The black mist generated a silence that seemed to take away all sounds and music. All that was left when the deafening nothingness that lay in its grasp.
Yet then a single sound echoed. Rubber tapped against the rocky floor that layered the ground. Then another of the same sound echo, then they continued in a pattern. One at a time they alternated. Yet that wasn’t the only sound that started. Metal and stone. The clash of the two both materials that tapped together echoed through the halls.
Two being stepped into the orange light that shown in from seemly nowhere. With both of the beings red hair on top of their skulls shown with an orangey hue. Ruby’s Metal skin clanked with the floor while generating dust. The rust like dust rose into the air up to both the red headed boy’s ankles and her own.
Ruby’s red and white eyes broke through the darkness the black as the orange light touched her white metal skin a dull orange tint grew but it acted like the sun as it moved back and forth according to the position of the light source. The boy looked around the hall to view the wall and noticed the hidden circuits deep in the wall. The white-eyed boy stopped and raised his half blood and bone hand. He touched the wall to feel the cold stone wall. “What is this place?” He asked. ‘It changes so much yet its overall feeling stays the same to the smallest degree. Yet this hall feel different from the one I originally travel threw.’ He processed the information of the black and dark hall that he killed the unknown creature.
“Broken” Ruby answered. She stopped and twisted her head as the darkness took half of her face in the darkness letting her right red eye glow in the depts. Of the black mist and her left white eye reflected the orange hue.
“Broken?” The white eyed teen wondered aloud. He looked back to Ruby to stare into her two different colored eyes. Then the red haired teen asked. “That’s the name of this whole place?”
“I should rephrase that.” Ruby sighed. She briefly looked away before looking back at the teen. “This place we are currently in is known as Broken.” Pausing silence once again took its place once again. Only it didn’t last long. She broke it as she spoke. “Broken is a part of this dimen—no that not right. Black Void that’s what we are in right now. Broken is only a small part of the Black Void.” She then turned away to look down the path.
“Come on we are almost there.” She explained without bothering to neither wait nor look behind herself to see that the order teen followed her. With each step they took rustic dust rose in the air. After what felt to be over twenty minutes Ruby stopped as a fork in the hall appeared. The white eyed boy gazed with slight aw at the sight before him.
The hall was what could be called a main hall was in fact a T shaped junction with the new path attaching to the right wall. No light allowed anyone to naturally see the new passage way. Instead there was an orange hue farther along the path which only lit a small part of the path. It left the wall out of its warm light to be embraced in the cold darkness.
On the ground that any being was not capable to see in the darkness was a rustic look like most of the path they already walked through. Yet it was different cause it did not split and move into the new passage way. Inside like a dirt path it spread and died off as the path ran over to the walls. It did not go to the new path – instead it ignored it completely like a being that could contain its own thoughts. The only thing that would show that it was a new path would be the broken metallic door that lay exposed in the rocked wall.
Metal, silver but rusted metal escaped the rusting rock with its thick out frame. The Frame was about two feet thick yet at first glance one wouldn’t be able to tell if only due to the darkness that held what it wanted to hide. A single metal slab fit right in the middle of the doors frameworks. Yet, it was not evenly place in the door way. In fact it appeared slanted on one side and that it was broken in half. Yet it clearly wasn’t the door was made with two slides doors that had its steal shine a dull gray.
The side closest to the two was standing upright out showing any kind of damage yet the other one was clearly broken. Slanted. Clearly slanted if one could see it they would see that it left room to see through. Yet it was only ajar by a few inches at most at the bottom as the opening started at the top.
“Looks like we are here.” Ruby breathed. Her eyes gazed at the doors and with a quickly few step over. Dust kicked up and she reach with her right hand to slip her hand between the crack. At that point half her body was hidden in the shadows of the hall. Once she disappeared from the boys view he slowly took a few steps closer to where Ruby walked into. Sliding and grinding metal that screamed as the doors were forced open.
He slowly stepped to the point that the doors hissed open and held out his hand to touch the metal door. Feeling his way through as he squeezed into the side hallway. The first thing that his eyes picked up was a Ruby’s dual colored eye. But down in the distance he saw something that grabbed his eye even more. Lights but just a few of them. As far as he could see down the hallway were three dim white lights.
The hall itself seemed to be a safe haven from Broken as it deviated from the norm of destroy, and broken air that the old passageways gave. The left wall still appeared to be made of stone yet it clearly was not rough like the main path instead it was smooth yet it still held the orange rustic look. But what stand out most is the circuits that seemed to push themselves out of the rock. The gray metal had its own life as white light dash upon the metal pathways. They appeared yet disappeared just as fast.
Yet the small light seemed to only be a trick that only eyes would play on a being’s mind. On the other wall was something completely different was small, one inch round rustic colored pipes. They carried untold amounts of liquids through their very being. Three total, and they seem to be the same as where the boy appeared. Each stacked on the top of each other leaving half an inch space. Each pipe held water that traveled through the solid pipes. They sat in the middle of the water just an inch way from the metal that carried the electric currents.
Brackens Metal olden brackets held the pipes out as they were evenly spaced about five feet apart from one another.
The boy looked down the hallway to try and see the lights. The one thing that he picked out most about them It was the shapes of the light that he found interesting. At least from what he could till they where long and hanging from the ceiling.
“Hey! Core! Soul! I know you two are here!” Ruby yelled with both arms crossed under her bust. “I got someone for you two to meet!” She then walked forwards with little dust slightly jumping up from the ground.
The boy braced himself for whoever Ruby was calling for. Yet he wasn’t prepared for the loud female voice that screeched back at his new ‘friend’. “Alright! I get you bitch!” The semi high voice yelled. “I can sense you coming before you can even sense me!” The boy flinched at the first word as he did not expect anything like that that.
A female almost sex foot female stepped into view. The one thing that first caught his eyes was that she looked to be in her late teen early twenties and appeared to be Japanese. As well as she had a thin and slightly rounded body shape. “Soul where the hell is Core I just felt him here amount ago?” Ruby almost hissed at the newcomer.
The boy took a closer look at Soul. For one she had an interesting pair of eye colors. Her eye were not odd like Ruby’s but instead Soul’s eye’s had at the base a deep yet lighter purple, It was almost neon like but instead it was dulled to have more of a spiritual color. There was also another color, soul blue, the same blue that what most would call the color of one’s soul. These two colors did not seem to clash and fight one another. Instead the soul blue was long and thin line of color that came from her pupil and went through her iris to disappear as they reached the whites of her eyes.
Soul’s hair long and straight as it reached down past her shoulders to end at her waist. Her color seemed to be two toned like her eyes. A soul piercing purple seemed to be the base once again as her near neon purple hair seems to shine a white color. Blue, an icy blue color created lines down her hair they was thin but seeable lines.
Soul clothes were really unique, as they appear to be normal yet they were not. It was the designs in the clothes that made them completely different from all other designs. All had a darkened purple yet if shown in the light it glowed neon purple, which defies all logic. She wore a black jumpsuit at the lowest layer which stopped at her knees and stopped at her elbows. The design was an interesting one at the least.
At the base of the three colors that were present it was black, a soul purple and soul blue created an eye catching yet simple contrast. At the end of jumpsuit arms was a one inch think soul purple and soul clue colored stripe that went around the edge. Soul blue was held an inner glow along the edges of a more soul struck purple. Looking at the front there was a single one inch thick line that had the same two colors as the one at the edge.
It was placed right in the middle evenly place so that it did not lean to the top nor bottom. On both the left and right sleeve it crawled up to the point of her collar bones and shaped itself around the base of her neck. Starting at her knees where the suite ended there was blue and purple flames, soul purple and soul blue. The blue had the look and felt icy as white gleamed in the colors design. The purple flames had an icy look if that was even possible for it.
These flames reach up to her waist where they fade and a set of three lines erupted from the base where the fire started. Icy blue, and icy purple, an icy blue was in the middle of the three-inch thick lines with an icy purple on every side. The three on each leg sat evenly in the middle as they together made a three-inch thick color. They continued past the wait to halfway to her shoulders before the faded into the blackness of the suite.
ON her back it was a very intriguing design, soul blue, an icy blue color matched with and icy purple colors danced together as two DNA hex dance across her back. They each started at the start on her suite at the legs. Icy purple DNA helix generated at the right leg and continued up the leg till her hit the point past her ass. An icy blue did the same on the left leg as it too climbed up to the same point they twist over each other two times before the icy blue DNA pattern ended on her right arm and the icy purple ended on the left arm.
Even though Soul wore a jump suit she also had a pair of black shorts and a black long sleeve shirt on that for the most part covered the patterns. Yet they didn’t as they seemed to be partly see through. As well as they had patterns. His shorts had a very simple pattern on it and had nothing on the back side. On both legging of the shorts it covers half of the fabric on the front side. On the left leg it left the inside part black and on the outer side two colors, icy blue and an icy purple yet again decorated the clothes that she wore. The two colors blended together to form a solid looking fade from the icy blue on the inside to the icy purple on the outside.
The two stripes went all the way up the edge of her shorts yet the pattern continued on the shirt above her shorts. They continued they reach her bust line; at that point they faded into the darkness of her shirt. The final piece of clothing she wore was a simple open black jacket. It was very small as it went down a few to go halfway down her upper body. Her sleeves went as far as a short sleeve shirt would go.
“Well his soul is human,” Soul stated coldly as she gazed to the boy. She placed both hands behind her back and grasped her hands together. Her eyes gazed over the boy even farther. ‘Core could tell us if he is one though.’ She thought to herself.
“I can’t say I’m shocked,” Ruby blankly stated as she crossed her arms under her breasts. “He smelled of a blood being and a naga mixed with the human sent being the dominant. I guessed that he was just fought the other two races.”
Soul rolled her eyes to look at Ruby. “Based on what I can tell he’s human. The Soul is like a mirror to the body, anybody.”
“Yeah yeah,” Ruby hissed. She pinched her noise before letting go. “Where the hell is Core?” She demanded of Soul. It was at that point the white-eyed teen got even more confused that he already was.
‘A person named Core and a girl named Soul?’ He wondered. ‘Why the hell would anyone have a name like that?’ The boy stepped to his left and leaned against the wall. The boy put both his hands in pockets expect for his blood and bone hand.
“Ah, you’re here,” a more calm male voice called out to the group of three. Ruby didn’t turn her head but she rolled both of her eyes to look to the right to see a new person walk into the light from the shadows who was a tall and thin American male who stood six feet two inches tall.
“Nice to finally see you again Core,” Ruby welcomed the new comer. Unhooking her arms from the crossing under her chest she took a more hard and solid gaze at her as she turned her whole head.
When looking at Core the first thing any normal person would see is the eye. A lot like Soul they were not normal by any means. A piercing blue and red iris looked deep. It was as if he could see straight throw a human or any creature. Like a pattern or a radiating sharp teeth to compare it, the teeth on the inside coming out of the pupil in a radiant pattern. Like gears the there was another set of teeth that crisply fit into the inner teeth. But unlike a normal ‘gear’ it was reversed so that the teeth were in the inside of said gear. That way the two set blended together. The inner teeth held the deep and dark blue while the outer teeth were filled with a solid dark red.
Core wore a simple selection of clothes but the designs were anything but simple. A deep dark red, dark blue, black and white dominated his clothes design. Core wore white jeans. They were really clean and pure but now enough to defy nature and shine bright. Around the waist Core wore a simple black belt to hold his pants up. DNA, DNA patterns covered his jeans. The spiraling hex covered the front of his leg as it travel up to his belt before the pattern continued up his white shirt. But that was not the only DNA spiraling hex. Another mirrored the first on the other leg.
Like a coaster track if untwisted the rimes of the “track” was a more pitch black and the rods connected the rims was connected to both. They had two colors as the rod changed colors, one half a dark blue and the other half was a deep blood stained red. This color stood out on Core’s pants. But that was not the only pattern on the clothes. Stripes, well it was a basic stripe yet the stripes were thin. One crawled up the side of his leg to go all the way up to his arm and continued under the white long sleeve shirt that he wore. Mirroring the same pattern a dark blue stripe did the same s the dark red one that was on his left side.
It was the back of his clothes that was the most eye catching. Its colorful shapes that like the front created spiraling DNA to travel across his back. The two Dan patterns on the front wrapped over his shoulders to continue down his back. They curved into the center of the shirt. To form what looked to be a sphere, of twisting DNA that formed a knot as they twisted and turned over themselves before the DNA came out of the vortex at the bottom of the spiraling Red, Blue and Black. One climbed down the back of his left leg and the other went down his right leg.
Yet most of these patterns where slightly hidden as he wore a black vest over his long white shirt. Core left his vest open down the front. But if he closed it one would see that there was an icon of sorts that was a sphere of sorts the sphere had a glowing red and blue. Yet that was not all that created the different image. Blue prints, no it was more of a white grid lines on the black surface that cover a radius around the sphere.
The last thing that anyone would notice would be his shoe, rather sandals. The rubber bottom was a simple black but all the leather that wrapped his foot was a bright and clean white. The main thing was that the sandals were more like steel toed pair yet the front that covered this toes was rubber. An inch thick strap of leather went up over his foot to his ankle. There was another one that circled around his ankle as it went dipped down slightly. With only two other set of straps, one set came up next to the middle of his feet. They attached to the underside of the made long strap. The last two straps were in fact two. One from both side of the heel connected with the back of the circle leather at the back of his heel. One more sewed together with the main long strap and the leather that surrounded his ankle.
Core breathing in as he closed his eyes, opening them he said in a clam voice. “Ruby it’s good to see you again.” Core slight smiled as he placed both hands in his pockets. Core then looked at the young teen, ‘He’s a …’ Core quickly got lost in thought before he stopped and rolled his eyes to look at Ruby. “You came because of him?” Core asked.
Ruby nodded her head slightly before she answered. “Yes,” she paused for a few then continued. ”I am wondering what he is.” She aid with her finger pointing at the teen that now got off from the wall. The red haired woman then returned her arms under her breasts.
“So he’s – ” The white-eyed teen started. “Suppose to be able to help me?” Confusion fell over his face as he seemed to not believe Ruby. ‘How are these two suppose to help me get my memories back?’
“What’s your name?” Core asked the white-eyed teen.
“I don’t remember.”
Ruby cut in as Core’s face barely showed any emotions. “That’s why I brought him. He smells like a human yet now he is losing the scents of a naga and Blond being.” As she explained she pinched her nose as it looked to be of a head ache. Releasing her fingers she looked t her friend Core. ‘Just thinking about it is giving me a head ache. How the fuck does a human have arms made of just pure bone and blood?’ She rolled her two eyes over to the teens she continued to think. ‘And to think that he’s still alive with one of those creatures attached to him!’
“Amnesia then,” Core replied with a very small nod. “Well he’s an evolved.” The two toned eyes gazed over the boy. “Did Soul figure out what his soul was?”
“Human,” Soul broke into the talk. She placed both hands behind her back. “As you and I know the soul is the same as the core.”
‘Human,’ the teen thought as a sense of relief washed over him. ‘At least I know that I’m human but…..’ The teen looked over to Core. “Mind explaining a few things?” He gustier with his hand. “I am confused by what you mean by ‘Evolved’ and Ruby said something about us being in the Black Void?”
“Looks like we have a lot to explain.” Soul complained as she rolled her head back and complained. Sighing she looked back as the teen before she looked back at the teen.
“Evolved are pure humans,” Core started to explain. With his face never changing his look he continued to talk. “You are a human who evolved past a normal human. Most would call an Evolved a mutant or something no longer human but that couldn’t father from the truth.”
“So even though I look to be cursed with demon arms.” The teen started, “I’m still a human?”
“Yes.” Soul answered for Core.
The red and blue eyes gazed over to Soul before the moved back to the teen. “Although I find your kind of Evolved to be new. I haven’t seen one like yours before.”
‘Like me? Kind?’ The teen thought. ‘What does he mean by that?’ He wondered.
“In fact it gives me an idea for two things,” Core started to explain even more. “One how your DNA works as an Evolved and a name for you.”
“A name?” The other three questioned Core. Ruby looked puzzled with her arms still under her breasts. Soul just raised one eyebrow.
“Splicer.” Was all that Core said as he replied to the three. Core looked over the boy again. “What don’t like?”
The teen shook his head. “Not that, I like it. Its just does what does the name have to do my kind of Evolved?” Splicer then gazed his white eyes back at Core as she rolled his shoulder to lessen the knots that have been building up inside.
“You have three foreign DNA in your system,” Core explained. “Although the DNA seems to be torn apart.” It was at that point that the others had a confused look on their faces. Noticing this Core continued. “Looking at the DNA of the naga that you stole. I can tell its being torn apart and recreated in pure human DNA.”
“Wait what?” the other three exclaimed.
Core then started to think for a bit. “You wanted to learn about the Black Void right?” Core finally asked. Ruby looked at Core before glancing back at Splicer.
Core looked at Splicer deeply with his two toned eyes. ‘This won’t be easy.’ He thought. ‘What should I say? Might be better to only….’ He trailed off in thought. “The Black Void is a place that is made of creativity and emotions.”
‘That’s it?’ Splicer thought. “Here has to be more.”
“OH, there is a lot more kid,” Soul breathed. “Core didn’t scratch the surface of what we are in.” She had her hands on her hips as she said that. Soul lend in a few before she then took both hands off her hips and straightened back upright.
With widening eyes Splicer could only gasp at what he just learned. ‘So I am an Evolved,’ he started to process as he put his right hand over his face as he thought. ‘I’m human; my new name for now is Splicer. Funny I find that it fits for some reason.’ Splicer continued to think about what he just learned.
Smiling Soul spoke up, “While you are absorbing what we just said,” She rolled her eye to look at Ruby. “Ruby and I have a little catching up to do.” She had both hands crossed as she said that and her she disappeared from Ruby’s sight as she back stepped to be at the farther end of the lights. Noting this Ruby followed to the back.
Core cracked his neck to look behind himself to see the two across from each other and talking. Rolling his neck to look back at Splicer he spoke. “Splicer.” The boy’s head looked up to Core as he heard his name. “The Black Void is a topic that can takes days worth of time to try and understand. For now I just told you all that you need to know.” Core sighed with a stern voice. “Although ask Ruby when you travel with her.”
Splicer rose a single eye bro at that comment. “Travel with? Are you sure that she is willing to travel with me?”
Looking at Ruby Core simply smiled back at Splicer. “I’ll convince her. Beside she can explain any more questions of yours.” Core held both hands in his pockets. “Now I do have one question for you.”
“That creature on your arm.” Core stated as he glared at the metal spider that attached itself to Splicer. “How long was it since it latched onto you?”
Splicer looked up at Core, ‘Not long I’d guess.’ Splicer thought. “Known anything about it?” Splicer asked. “Also what it is?” He added quickly. As he finished asking his questions he folded his arms together.
Responding Core simply nodded very little. “It’s an energy being and a sub-race at that.” His hands were still in his pockets at the time. “As well as an important note about that kind of creature is that they were spawned from Evolved.”
“WAIT WHAT?” Splicer practically screamed at the information bomb.
On the end of the light Ruby and Soul stopped talking as both looked over to the two males talking. Ruby gazed both of her eyes and thought, ’Must have been quite a shock what ever it was.’ Moving only her eyes she looked back at her friend. “Well what do you think that was about?”
“I don’t know,” Soul almost hissed. “It’s not like I’m psychic.” She then turned her head to look at her non-human friend.
“Speaking of psychic.” Ruby trailed into a new topic, “Don’t the two of you have a psychic demon and angel friend?”
“….” Soul said nothing as her face fell into a blank and no emotion gaze. “No,” she said after a brief pause. “They are the same person.” As she spoke Ruby raised one eyebrow. “They were both fell in love and due to an event they had to fuse to save each other’s life. So they share each a single body.”
‘Well I guess that explains……’ Ruby shook her head to clean her mind of thoughts. “I’ve been thinking I might have Splicer travel with me.” As said those words Soul grew a grin.
“Really now?” She playfully asked. “Talking him back to your D.U?” While she crossed her arms and leaned forwards slightly.
With a raised eyebrow as she spoke, “Dimensional Universe? I guess I could, might spark some memories.”
“Well now.” Core breathed. “Ready?” He asked the two in front of him. Splicer and Ruby stood side by side as Core and soul was before them.
“I guess I am,” Splicer nervously said with a hand behind his head. ‘So I guess this means…’
“We’ll see you both on a later date.” Ruby cut off Splicer’s thoughts as she crossed her arms under her chest. She briefly looked to the ground before looking up. “You know you two still haven’t come to my D.U.” She stated. It was at that comment that Splicer had both wonder and confusion as he raised an eyebrow at Ruby.
“I just might,” Core stated with eyes looking up to the ceiling if only for a second. “Besides when we do travel there we get there. We have a lot to teach Splicer.” His red and blue eyes looked at Splicer before moving onto Ruby. “At least whatever Ruby doesn’t explain to him that is.”
“HOLD UP!” Soul screamed. “What you mean by WE?” She hissed at her friend. With clench fists she used her right hand to grab Core’s collar on his left side. “WE don’t have to do anything!”
“Quit your bitching Soul,” Ruby teased with a grin.
“Well for one,” Core started. “I have still a lot to talk to Splicer about.”
“We can’t even enter that D.U,” Soul reminded her friend. “We are too strong for that place to even handle any beings of our power level!” She almost screamed.
“Not true,” Core retorted. Looking at his friend. “The Dimensional Universe adjusted to Ruby’s parents level. So we can enter without harm.” It was at the mention of Ruby’s parents that the red headed girl flinched. Splicer took note as he turned his head from Core to his new friend.
‘Damn,’ Soul thought. ‘I forgot about that.’
“Alright,” Ruby huffed. “We need to leave now before we are stuck here for days.” She put her hand on of splicer left shoulder. With that said she turned around to walk back farther down the hall with the sound of metal colliding with rock following her every step. Splicer turned his head and then ran after Ruby.
“Hey Ruby where are we going?” it was about twenty minutes since both Ruby and Splicer walk out of the view of both Sol and Core. Splicer at the question placed his right hand on Ruby’s stop in place.
She turned her head to look at Splicer. “Your lucky Core added your Blood into my systems defenses. Otherwise I’d harm you for touching me.” At that comment Splicer let go of her. As his face was confused. “I’ll further explain. I needed your blood sample so it would no longer burn my skin.”
“Now to where we are going,” Ruby slowly dropped her voice. She turned back to look down the hall of Broken. She smiled. “Most would call them a different world, yet that is right. Nor is the term a different dimension.” Splicer raised his red eyebrow in question.
‘Wait… ’ Splicer thought. ‘Most would called one a new dimension?’
“In reality their real and true name is D.U. or better known as a Dimension Universe.” She tilted her head back in the air as she looked at Splicer. Half of her face lay hide in the darkness that the orange light above left hidden. “And where we are heading.”