A previous entry from the beginnings of my new project leading up to 'New Darkness From The East' with a short condensed story available and free to all. Learn the general story behind this new project at ratafire.com/pyramiddhead under read all in the project description.
Hitomi Miyamoto– Since the 1950s in Japan the number of abortions has been steady decreasing, highly due to logical reasons such as the introduction of the pill. One factor that isn't accounted for is one attributing to a legend, feared, and forcefully forgotten. Even the mere mention of this legend is deemed deplorable, especially if aimed at an expecting couple or mother. It is seen as a curse... The legend is one of the ghost of a woman named Hitome Miyamoto, who suffered an atrocity so vile that with her death, a deadly curse was born.
The story tells of an unmarried woman named Hitome, praised for her beautiful eyes she was a prize for many local suitors in her hometown. She was constantly approached by many men, both good and bad. She never showed interest nor wanted to pursue a relationship with most of these men. This greatly angered her parents who wanted to use the asset of her beauty to marry her off into a rich and successful family. Many years passed as an unmarried solitary adult for Hitome. Soon her parents wanted to teach her the lesson, threw her out of the house at the age of 29. Hitome couldn't help that she couldn't force herself to be interested in those suitors. She soon realized being on her own without much experience that she had been dependent for to long. She seeked out any way to make money, but was unsuccessful. Soon without any experience, she found herself becoming an escort. One day an old suitor spotted her, an older doctor who she had once met. He offered to buy her out of her position. Hitome was hesitant at first, but after thinking deeply she believed she would be better off than she would be working as an escort. Though the man was arrogant, controlling, and stubborn at times but he always put effort into tending to Hitome's physical and emotional needs. Which made her feel good and be able to look past his behavior. Even making her consider starting a family with this man.
One major unstable trait of this man that bothered Hitome was that he was extremely jealous. Soon enough he forced Hitome to grow out her bangs over her eyes so that he and no other men would be able to gaze upon her beautiful. This method didn't work for the man as much as he hoped and his controlling behavior soon escalated beyond belief. Hitome was now forbidden from leaving the house. Hitome felt helpless and intimidated by the man, as something did not seem right and she was afraid to confront him. He always went on about how had he wanted a family and especially a son. After being locked inside the house for a long time and watching the man become dangerously obsessive, one night she tried to escape. But she was caught by the man and taken to a place secluded outside of the house as she was taken deep into the woods. She was nervous and shaking as she was forced into a room that resembled an isolation chamber. Locked inside, the man made it clear that she was was going to be the vessel for his son. Looking around Hitome noticed the room had been used before, terrified as she saw what looked like old blood staining the floor as well medical tools in the corner . The man ranted about he was unsuccessful in receiving a son, watching his only son born die in his hands. About how terrible his ex-wives were in shaping him into who he is now, he made it clear he was a monster, and would get one out of her at all costs. Hitome sat there in disbelief of what was happening to her as things would turn for the worst.
In the time after Hitome was trapped, violated in this isolated prison... During this period of time Hitome became pregnant four times. Impatient and doubtful his mood swings would cause him to do the unthinkable during the pregnancy. After the first three births discovering they were all girls, in a rage the doctor aborted the living babies. Every Time Hitome had to wake up in horror to sight of the discarded and dismembered bodies of her would be daughters. The trauma and shock, images ingrained into her psyche, decimating and breaking her at her very core as she picked up the pieces of her would be children, drenched in blood,tears and sweat. Even sometimes deluding herself by nurturing the corpses and escaping into a fantasy far from the horrifying reality. This vicious cycle of horror happened for 5 years . During the 4th the man used his medical knowledge to slice open Hitome's belly, taking the baby prematurely out of her uterus, checking its gender. In the 4 babies in total Hitome had carried they were all girls, she died shortly after the fourth.
The isolation chamber has to be found many years later, abandoned and the doctor in question missing. The legend of her ghost goes onto to say she still exists in this world, now as an onyro with unusual attributes. Her curse preying upon couples who are doubtful about having their children after a pregnancy accidental or not, Especially targeting mothers who wish to abort their children. Due to her circumstances it is believed that jealousy fuels this entity. As many believe she envies those couple who are capable to experience a life that was violently taken from time and time again, and yet choose to be doubtful or discard the possibility of that life. This ghost has been attributed to the sudden deaths of mothers in labor who had doubts about their children and sudden deaths of mothers during an abortion operation.
New Darkness In The East – Ever since the skyfall, this ghost legend stays under the radar in fears of being afflicted by the curse. Incidents and deaths have been on the rise, even now there are more recent accounts from couples and expecting mothers of unusual terrifying visions and occurrences before they would ultimately die. Some reported seeing and choking on clouds of a powdery dust shortly after smelling the scent of death in the air, before terrifying visions of a female entity weeping blood surrounded by four smaller pupatic entities. This drives some to think that their is something more sinister behind this spirit than originally thought, and that what was just a told as a ghost story is actually true... As a member of the lantern society one must stay with at all times and protect an expecting couple from this entity and subdue its curse. Fight through a haze of dust and battering gusts as the ghost will assault any who stands in it's way. Putting this entity to rest means another must discover the story behind its legend and locate the isolation chamber before the escalating power of it's curse cannot be subdued no more.