“It was a Nightmare. That’s what Nergui kept telling herself, stoically looking ahead instead of down. The Netherrrealms were testing her, and those hands clawing at her feet were not her parents’. There shouldn’t be more than two per person, anyway. That’s how she knew it wasn’t real.
The Lifelines, though, were throwing her off. Could the Nightmare fake those? These golden threads floating around her, weren’t these a sign that the people below her were real?
Nergui swallowed, and looked up. She hoped help would arrive soon.”
Part of my ongoing illustration series for the Netherrealms.