IC: Lenzo, in his house.
I couldn't tell where I was. It seemed like Kini-Nui, but something was wrong. It was dark. Twisted and corrupted. I was at the great temple, holding Fenrir in both hands. Shadows formed around me and I cut them down, but they swarmed me, knocking me to the ground and trapping me under their mass. I tried to use a blast of air to counter, but my blasts were nonexistent. The largest of the shadows appeared over me, swirling and forming into a dark copy of my own body. It laughed and stared at me with burning red eyes. It picked up Fenrir, the normally white blade corrupting into a blackened shadow. I tried to reach out to my mask to enhance my strength, for something to happen, but nothing. No one was there to save me. The shadow walked closer, dragging Fenrir across the ground, an abominable skree of blade on stone echoing. I could only watch, frozen in terror as the shadow lifted my own sword above my head. This was the end.
I had lived by the blade. And now I would die by the blade.
"Len. Len wake up. Come on Len, up and at 'em! Those logs won't cut themselves!" Ferum's voice cut through my dream like a sword. I bolted upright, panting heavily, sweating from the nightmare. Fenrir was at my side and I quickly picked it up, unsheathing it to reveal a pure white blade. Thank Mata Nui. Just a dream. Just a dream...
"What happened?" Ferum asked, his voice uncharacteristically worried.
"Just a nightmare. It wasn't real. I'm fine."
"You too? It...it didn't happen at Kini-Nui? I...I think I killed you."
What? "No," I mumbled quietly. "I was killed by a shadow using my own sword. It was a dark copy of myself."
"I dreamt that too. Except I was the copy."
I stood up and stretched, shaking myself out of the fear. "The monks taught me that dreams can be prophetic. I don't think this one could possibly come true."
"I'd hope not." Ferum clearly sounded afraid. "That is the last thing I'd want."
I put on my tunic, cloak, and hat, and found the pack that I had prepared the previous night. I slung it over my shoulder and attached Fenrir to my belt. "You wanted to go somewhere new," I said quietly, exiting my hut and locking the door. "And maybe if we went somewhere, you'd get a chance for me to use Fenrir on something 'fleshy'."
"What's this now? You're going somewhere?" Ferum said, clearly delighted. "But where shall we go? So many places! So many fighting possibilities!"
"I was planning to go to Ga-Koro. And then possibly to Po-Koro, then Onu. And then most likely Ko-Koro."
"Lenzo the Wanderer. That's what you always liked to do."
"The order always suggested meditating at the various Kinis around the Island. I still have yet to complete that task. And I shall."
Ferum sighed. "I suppose I'm along for the ride."
"You never know, we might run into some trouble. You'll enjoy it, I'd expect."
"Well then, what are we waiting for?! Let's go!"
I nodded and started off towards Ga-Koro.
OOC: Lenzo to Ga-Koro