I'm a 22 year old Texan with a BFA in Graphic Design. I'm a Leo, though I'm actually pretty shy. I love cosplaying (Game and comic book characters only), reading, playing some video games, drawing and collecting art. My favorite shows are Supernatural, Lost Girl, Sherlock, Attack on Titan, Clannad and Space Dandy. My favorite comic book heroes are She- Hulk, Purgatory, Gambit and The Punisher.
The Story of the Dullahan
The woods were deathly silent that night. Not a soul- human or animal dared to roam the darkened dirt roads at this hour. And for good reason.
In the darkness, the sound of hooves pounded against the dank earth as the figure of a massive creature rushed through the abandoned roads, snorting wildly as it thrashed its head. As the the trees concealing the road above finally thinned, beams of moonlight seeped through, briefly illuminating the enormous creature every now and then. As the moonlight passed over the beast, it became evident that the creature was equine- though much larger than the average horse, and with terrifying features. As it ran, it seemed to absorb what small bits of light passed over it in its fur pitch black fur. Snorting, the beast shook its head roughly. Its eyes, a supernatural glowing blue, stayed fixated on the path it ran as its reigns were snapped loudly again and again. Immediately the horse neighed loudly- the sound echoing through the night as it suddenly changed directions and darted off the road and up the hillside quickly.
As it reached the top, it slowed its pace before it turned around in its spot and stopped. Perched on top of the massive steed was the silhouette of a person- though something was very off. As the moonlight cascaded down upon them, their features became more discernible. The figure was female- adorning an intricate blue-black metal corset, black leather pants, thigh high metal grieves, and black shoulder length gloves. Around her shoulder she wore a single pauldron with a intricate design that was fastened to a black cape that spilled down to her knees. Around her neck she wore a solid metal neck piece that covered her collarbone and accentuated the tops of her pale breasts. As the light brushed over the figure, it became suddenly clear that the woman had no head. In place of her head, dark tendrils of smoke rose from the neck piece, disappearing into the night sky. For a moment, the woman sat perfectly still, not moving in the slightest as she seemed to stare out over the trees. It was only when the black horse snorted that the figure moved again. Jerking the shoulder back that was covered by her cloak, her other hand reached into it before withdrawing what looked to be a severed head. Gripping the long black hair, the headless body held the detached head up, facing it outwards over the trees.
In the pale light, the head's features became more visible. The face was slim with ashen skin and sharp angular features. Its eyes were lightly closed while its pale blue colored lips were slightly parted. On either corner of the lips were rugged cuts that stretched up on either side of the face in a Glasgow grin. After a few minutes of holding it up in the night air, the head's eyes slowly opened to reveal a pair of cruel faded green eyes. The eyes stared blankly out over the tree tops towards a light in the distance.