She had been feeling it for a while to be perfectly frank. That feeling of unease, of uncertainty. She had tried dismissing it as simple paranoia, but she was trying to fool herself. Something terrible was happening. She just didn't know what.
Candy heaved a small sigh and ran her fingers through her messy blonde hair, wishing she could do something to shake the feeling of dread and despair which had washed over her. The rush of emotion she was currently feeling baffled her somewhat
But why? It baffled her because she was SCARED and she didn't know why.
Slowly, tiredly, Candy lowered her hands to her lap and did a sudden double-take, her amethyst eyes widening in slight shock as she stared at her limbs. Shaking slightly, she raised her hands to her eye-level, and realized with a sudden sickening feeling, that she wasn't actually going insane. Her hands were see-through. She was fading. Forcing herself to stay calm, Candy stared blankly at her fading hands and briefly contemplated on what was making her fade away.
A sudden hysterical giggle broke through her lips as her hands began to shake, and hot tears built up in her eyes and fell down her cheeks, despite her attempts to keep the tears unshed. It had finally happened. Their brunette, slightly strange creator had begun to forget them. Often people asked themselves if there really was a God, or if evolution was the truth. For Candy, she knew she had her own personal God. Her creator, the one who was supposed to look after her and her family and friends. To help mould her decisions. In all honestly, Candy was a puppet, and Carys was pulling the strings.
Carys had always promised her creations that she would stay beside them, to never forget or neglect them, for as she was one of them, they were a part of her. To forget them, was to forget herself.
However, Candy mused bitterly as her arms too began to fade away, you can always lose yourself along the long steely road that was life, especially when you were from the real world. She was just a dream after all. Candy was merely a creation, a figment.
Then why did this betrayal hurt so badly?
Candy turned to stare at her world, her home. Already it was crumbling. Falling. All of this
because Carys had forgotten how to imagine. She had forgotten her dreams, she had forgotten who she was. She had forgotten them.
Candy slowly sat down in the darkening abyss that was Carys's imagination and pulled her knees up to her chest, staring blankly as her home vanished. Around her, she could see the others. Many fading away rapidly, some slow
and some she could not see at all. She felt a pang of sadness at the loss of them. Lizzy
So many of them had been forgotten long ago.
She felt people huddling up on her side, and she turned to see her children, her own creations, curled beside her, their expressions fearful, terrified, as they too faded into nothingness. She reached out, wrapping her arms around Carrie-Ann and Landon's shoulders, pulling them closer to her.
"It will be alright." She whispered.
Despite it all, she would feel no hatred to her creator. The wisdom and loving nature Carys had bestowed onto her upon the day of her creation stood strong. She understood, to put it bluntly, though the others may not.
Closing her eyes, Candy allowed a small, sad smile to grace her petite features, a single, solitary tear escaping her eye, slowly making its' way down her cheek.
"Goodbye, my old friend." She whispered to the empty space before her. Around her, her arms clutched empty air as her children faded from existence. She was the only one left. The only creation truly important enough to Carys for her to remain. "It's time to let me go Carys." Candy murmured, feeling touched at her creators dedication to hold onto her, but she was tired. It was time to move on. "Grow up
Opening her eyes, Candy saw the form of her creator before her, tears in her own greyish blue eyes. Slowly, the blonde pulled herself up onto her feet and smiled tiredly, taking a few steps forward.
"I'm so sorry
" Carys whispered, her voice breaking. "I never wanted-"
" Candy murmured, feeling the fatigue hit her strongly once again. "Don't regret
Remember. Though you are forgetting us, you still have the people you shared us with. And if, in time, they too slip away
We are not truly gone. We are in your heart
And we will stay there, waiting for you. Always."
Carys's ghostly arms were around Candy then, pulling the blonde into a hug. She held back her tears, though she felt she was losing the greatest friend she had ever known.
"I will always be a part of you
If you need me, just call." Candy whispered, her voice slowly fading. And soon, she too was gone, leaving Carys stood in the darkness, alone.