"You know that most religion is just nonsense." Sky said looking at the paintings. This was easier said to a taoist master after you have learned a bit. He looked at the details with some respect.
"I'm very aware of what "he" thinks, "young man" and to be honest I don't care for it at this time. Another would be quite well, but now is not." Zuo said preparing two mats on the floor.
"Why do people keep talking about my thoughts as if I was "him"!?" Sky suddenly asked loudly. Anybody who knew him more than just another magic user would always reference his ideals and knowlage as if Sky was a certain other person. This annoyed Sky more then mention of the reset.
"In time, you will become aware of that reason. For now, you sit on the mat." Zuo added with a slight smirk. Sky looked at the mat. It was unusually well made. He sat and Ci was across from on the giant Yin Yang. They started chanting and then the area shifted. The house that appeared was serene. The walls were finally back, and they were just as strong as ever. The small pond out front was clear, and pure. 10 giant ink pots were stacked on the side that hadden't been there before.
"So, this is the area. the walls are real, as well. This is very interesting." Ci said standing up and looking around. The mats were gone along with all of the markings, but something else was under Sky.
"Gahhhh!" Sky yelled in anguish. The metal handle was sharp, and sticking right into Sky's backside. He quickly got up as Yuanfang chuckled. It was a blue feather fan, small letters drawn on it, with a single white feather, and a bronze handle.
"So, that is the memory that you hate so much." Ci remarked, looking at it.
"Leia, you burned it here?" Sky asked as he looked at the sky, now night. He held the fan up, and tried to look at it in the moonlight. A star shot across the night sky. Sky's arm dropped and he fell to his knees. A second later he heard the howl that marked his worse fears. His hands trembled he was trying to control his breathing. Zuo Ci came by Sky and patted him on the back.
"I think we should go pay our respects to her." Yuanfang said pulling out a small seal. They had vanished for a moment, leaving the memories to remain there, all but one fan that was now removed.
Trey was right there in Sky's house when he appeared there. He was not as distressed as Sky, but he was still trying to resist crying. Leia's body was lied out on the floor, her eyes closed and arms across her body. Sky sat there, in disbelief, looking at the body. Sky was in such emotional distress that he had forgot that he forgot he was holding her fan. He was just stunned at how fast it happened to her. This was by no means a surprise to Sky. He had known since day one that she was going to die early, but after the days they spent together he could not belive that the moment was finally here. Glenda poked him on the arm and pulled out a small metal object.
"She said she made this for you." Glenda said, helping Carol lift the body after giving it to Sky. He read the inscription. Sky was surprised because it was written in English.
"I want to thank you for giving me something to live for again. You freed me from my own emotion and my self made prison. I guess I really want to say thanks for giving me a life worth living. No, I always had that, even before I met you. I want to thank you for giving me even more than before. Giving me a life of worth."
Sky sat there, the silence overwhelming him. After an hour of sitting there, he looked up and saw Zuo Ci again.
"I think you should come, then. We can prepare early for the reset, and leave them to finish up. I'm going to say this to you right now, though. She is dead, no matter what you do in the reset. She will no longer exist, and that locket is all that is left of her."