The corridor stretched infinitely, it seemed
I ran my fingers along the wall, to stay on track
The darkness hampered my vision
All I could do was keep moving
Shuffling right, left
Every step the hopelessness weighed on me
Yet in the distance there was a faint light
As I approached the light, I could make out a flower
Floating a few feet from the ground, a lotus
It spoke to me-
You have traveled in this darkness long enough
I am here to answer your reprieves
I am here to guide you
I am the ultimate truth
I am the ultimate light
You mean, you know the way out of here?
Why would you leave this place, when you have everything you need here? It may not look like it right now, but I can give you everything you dreamed of.
But I'm not from here. I don't belong here.
With my light, I can show you the truth about this place. I will show you that this place belongs to you, for I am the ultimate light. You need nothing else in this place besides me.
I'll just keep going, I need to go home.
You would really walk away from light and knowledge?
How great is your knowledge if it can not take me home? How great is your light, if all you can illuminate is a few feet in front of you, in complete darkness?
Enough! How dar-
A bolt of lightening crashed through the ceiling
Splitting the flower in two
Flames then engulfed it and everything in the hallway
A light filled the entire space, ceiling to floor
Wall to wall
Warped bones and skulls with faces of anguish
Gnarled fingers stretched outward desperately
All fused into the wall
There was nothing left to do
But to step through the flames
And continue onward
I stepped through
I continued my journey back home