Edd's eyes snapped open, glancing around he saw he was no longer in his room. He looked down and saw he was standing on a large circular stained glass platform.
"What is this place?" he thought, he walked over to the edge and looked down "*gulp* Looks like a long way down" he said as he stared into the seemingly endless darkness below
SO MUCH TO DO SO LITTLE TIME
"Who said that?" Edd asked spinning around
TAKE YOU'R TIME. DON'T BE AFRAID THE DOOR IS STILL SHUT
"What are you talking about? Who are you?"
NOW STEP FORWARD. CAN YOU DO IT?
Feeling slight insulted Edd walked back towards the centre of the pillar. Suddenly three podiums rose from the ground. Edd watched as a weapon appeared above each of them with flash of light
On his left a shield appeared, on his right a strange staff and in front of him appeared a sword
POWER SLEEPS WITHIN YOU. IF YOU GIVE IT FORM IT WILL GIVE YOU STREGTH. CHOOSE WELL.
Edd paused "But...but I'm a pacifist!" the voice gave no reply. Edd sighed in defeat "Well if I have to choose one" He walked over to the shield and pulled it off the stand
THE POWER FO THE GUARDIAN. KINDNESS TO AID FRIENDS. A SHIELD TO REPELL ALL. IS THIS THE PATH YOU CHOOSE?
yes?" As he replied the podiums suddenly sank back into the floor and the shield vanished in a flash of light. As they disappeared the platform began to shatter sending him plummeting into the darkness
He closed his eyes and waited for the end. Suddenly he felt himself slowing down; he opened his eyes and saw that he had landed safely on another platform
Suddenly the shield reappeared in his hand "What on earth is going on here?" he thought to himself. Out of the corner of his eye he noticed movement, spinning around he brought his shield up in front of him "Who's there?"
He watched as three shadowy creatures formed out of the ground. Edd stumbled back in shock as they began to creep towards him
THERE WILL BE TIMES YOU HAVE TO FIGHT. KEEP YOUR LIGHT BURINING STRONG.
Without warning one of the shadows leapt towards him and slashed out with its claws. Edd blocked the blow before instinctively swinging it forward "Get away!" he cried as the shield smacked into the shadow causing it to fade away
As the shadow fell the other two sank back into the floor. Their shadows began to spread until the entire pillar was covered in darkness. Edd looked down in panic and realized he was sinking. He struggled to break free but quickly sank beneath the surface.
He continued to flail his arms until he felt something solid underneath him. He opened his eyes and saw that he was on yet another pillar
"I'm getting a bit tired of this" he muttered as he pushed himself up. He looked up and noticed a door across the platform
"A way out?" he thought hopefully as he rushed over. He grabbed the handles and pulled the door open. As it opened a blinding flash of light came from inside, shielding his eyes Edd took a deep breath and stepped through the door.
As the light faded Edd saw that he was standing in the cul-de-sac. Looking around he saw Sarah, Rolf and Kevin. He let out a sigh of relief "I'm ba
HOLD ON. THE DOOR WON'T OPEN JUST YET
FIRST TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOURSELF
"I knew I shouldn't have got my hopes up" he thought as he approached Sarah
"What is most important to you?" she asked, instinctively Edd replied "Friendship" "Is friendship that big a deal?" she asked. Edd gave her a confused look before walking over to Kevin
"What do you want outta life?" he asked. Edd paused before replying "To broaden my horizons" "To broaden your horizons huh?" Kevin said before Edd went over to Rolf
"What are you so afraid of?" Rolf asked. Edd shuffled his feet before replying "Being indecisive" "Is being indecisive really that scary?" he asked. Before Edd could reply he heard the mysterious voice again
THE DAY YOU OPEN THE DOOR IS BOTH FAR OFF AND VERY NEAR
With those words another blinding light appeared and when it ha faded he was on another pillar. Before he could react several shadow creatures appeared and surrounded him, his shield also appeared in his right hand "Again?"
Two shadows shot towards him, Edd blocked their swipes and brought the shield down on them. The others circled him gain and all leapt forward. Edd grabbed his shield, with both hands and began to spin around rapidly. The shadows each slammed off the spinning shield as they tried to get close. The shadows skidded across the ground before dissolving back into darkness
Edd paused for a few seconds until the dizziness had passed, as he regained his balance a ray of light appeared, glided across the floor and stooped at the edge. As the light faded a path of floating stained glass appeared leading up to another pillar
"Is there an end to this?" he though as he began the accent
When he reached the top he noticed that it seemed brighter here
THE CLOSER YOU GET TO THE LIGHT, THE GRETARE YOUR SHADOW BECOMES
Edd turned back to look at his shadow in time to see it rise up from the ground and begin to grow and change
Edd began to back away as the monstrosity extended its arms. He continued to back away as his shadow completely transformed, its head seemed to be wrapped in dark tendrils and it had a large heart shaped hole in its chest
BU DON'T BE AFRAID AND DON'T FORGET...
Edd turned and tried to run and almost fell off the edge. Grimly turning to face his shadow, summoned his shield and the battle began.
The shadow summoned a strange light in its right hand before slamming it down beside Edd the shock wave knocking him off his feet. A she pushed himself up he saw several smaller shadows had appeared from where its hand had struck.
Edd let the shadows come to him before dispatching them with a strike from the shield. As the last shadow fell Edd's shadow threw back its arms and the hole in its chest began to glow.
Edd barley dodged the first shot that came from the hole before blocking the second. The shot bounced off the shield and struck the shadow in the head, the shadow staggered back as if in pain. "That's it its weak point must be its head"
The shadow straightened back up and swung its fists down. Edd waited and jumped at the last second to avoid the shock wave "Now!" he clambered onto the giants hand before running up its arm. The shadow tried to lift its arms only to find that they were stuck in the ground. Edd swung the shield with all his strength and drove the side of the shield into the monsters head.
As the giant lurched forward Edd was thrown to the floor. Staggering to his feet he saw the shadow was beginning to sway around platform. Edd's cheer was cut short when his shield suddenly vanished "Oh my
Edd fell back wards as the giant collapsed and began to dissolve, covering the pillar in darkness
BUT DON'T BE AFRAID. YOU HOLD THE MIGHTIEST WEAPON OF ALL.
Edd could feel the darkness consuming him. He struggled but cold feel himself sinking deeper
SO DON'T FORGET
The darkness finally dragged Edd down into the depths and all went black
YOU ARE THE ONE THAT WILL OPEN THE DOOR.