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We then followed orpheus down to the underworld where he was armed with only his lyre this week will hear about the conclusion of orpheus is quest and the dark dramatic end of this epic tale of love and loss us when Eurydice he died from a snake bite in the woods of th race her new husband husband orpheus was devastated a talented musician. He turned to song to express his grief. His music was so beautiful that man beast and God were all moved orpheus. Father Apollo the God of light was so saddened and by his sons heartbreak that he offered orpheus a gift. If orpheus dared descend to the underworld to win eurydice he back from from death Apollo would protect him orpheus would cross the river styx twice into and out of the land of the dead and he would live orpheus leapt at the chance feeling hope stir in his chest for the first time since losing losing his beloved he knew the underworld was full of perils. He knew that it's God heydays had a stony cold heart art but he was determined to take this chance to sing his plea and win back your idiocy. No matter what challenges Haiti's He's put in his path. He descended into the underworld at the sound of orpheus. Song Eurydice e Sprang Brang from her bed of black Maas the cloudy shadows still held sway over her mind but she knew that voice calling on all the power she could muster. She drifted toward the song she followed it past the great elm tree of the underworld old but she wasn't tempted by the false dreams that lay on the bottom of each rustling leaf she followed it through hordes of other shades silently weeping the agony in orpheus voice. She followed the music all the way to the throne of Hades and percents any his queen. They're at their feet knelt orpheus. He was pleading for her life. eurydice aridity reached out her shadowy hand towards her beloved the man who had wooed her with his golden voice who had taken her in his arms in spite of Hymens refusal to bless their union the man she had thought more vibrant than any plant or animal or babbling brook she longed to wrap him in a tight embrace to feel his heartbeat against hers but she knew she would not be able to touch him not here not like this as one of the dead she was nothing more than mist and darkness and so she stayed in the crowd and listened with the rest as orpheus spoke she saw per seventies face soften and then Haiti's as Orpheus sang and finally she heard Haiti's reply orpheus could have of her could bring your it. AC- back to the land of the living heydays would let her go she would be with orpheus once more and and she would run free amongst the glorious flowers and the throbbing light of Full Day far from this realm of Eternal Shadow. She stepped forward towards Orpheus as Haiti's spoke his final words. You'RE IT AC- could go back to the world of the living as as long as orpheus didn't turn around to look at her until they were out of the underworld your it AC- stopped short as as the rest of the shades cleared a path for orpheus she stared up to Haiti's who returned her gaze with a stern steely countenance attendance that was impossible to read. She began a silent prayer have the strength he asks view Orpheus. You who are a singer not a fighter have the strength to resist temptation have the strength to bring bring me back to life you who thrive on pleasure and love not restriction have the strength to allow me once wants more to be your wild companion upon the green surface of the earth your it. AC- followed orpheus through who the crowds of shades she was silent drifting light as air in his wake but she matched his quick pace past West cerberus the three headed hound whose teeth receded beneath his hanging jowls as they drew near into Karen's boat across across the river sticks which lapd at her trailing fingertips with longing your ours it seemed to whisper but it didn't let her pass buoy by hope she followed orpheus up the craggy slopes amongst the formless rocks towards towards the gates of -Tainer US her hope ballooned as they climbed higher and higher. They were almost there orpheus. This is back looked straight and strong bent toward the surface of the earth like an Arrow there she saw it the light seeping seeping through the gates almost imperceptible to the eye but to your idiocy accustomed to deaths darkness it was a harsh glare air even from here down the path and shielded by Haiti's fumes and mists she could feel the unfamiliar heat as the rays of light hit her. Her shadowy form started to become more solid. Her limbs felt strong she could. I almost feel a human heartbeat in her chest but orpheus was slowing. Why is he slowing and now he stopped. Why has he stopped. His body is shifting. God's know or face. Don't turn to face me. orpheus framed by the looming gates of -tainer. US slowly shifted I his torso then his shoulders and then with a final devastating snap his golden head it was Eurydice sees sees orpheus beautiful orpheus with his golden glowing smile Eurydice by beloved bride. You'll hear your perfect face though shadowed with death so close to me Orpheus I've been in here. I have followed you out of Haiti's as the God of death promised my beloved. Why do you speak so sadly. How could you forget Haiti's terms foolish orpheus because you've always been blessed by your father by every man who here's your voice voice. That's why you take the gods challenges lately but Haiti's gave you one chance to reverse the tides of fate. He won't give view another. Oh we were so close so close to my life to our love once more but but you can sign me to death with your careless doubt you've killed me twice over no no. I faced the Valley of darkness view. I would die for you a thousand times over hell arrogant you. You have been my love. Perhaps he would die for me but you flouted the conditions of Haiti's and now you live will i. I must sink think back into the shadows. What if I'd done I will try again. I will save you. I'll amend Mike Faleigh. It's too late orpheus for both of us. My Hell will be no worse than yours your living hell amongst the golden light light and flowers. I'll be surrounded by the darkness of death but you'll carry the darkness of grief and regret for the rest of your life say goodbye my love goodbye. ARTHIUS YOU'RE IT AC- receded into the editing mists of Hades as the heavy shroud of death descended once again and orpheus lead out a great sob as the full weight of his mistake hit him you.