A Rifting Revelation
Rifting, tearing a rift to the Void in reality, using it to travel vast distances, even other realities and timelines. Alice had never thought much of this ability she had. She merely viewed them as better portals, ones she could do with a wave of her hand, a superior means of transportation. But that was until she saw something one day.
While doing her usual exploration of the Void, Alice noticed something… off. New rifts kept appearing. Ones she did not open. Being the ever curious one she is, Alice poked her head through them. Alice saw several locations on the other sides. Vermilion Redoubt, Caverns of Time, Noxious Glade, The Dream, the depths of Ulduar, The Nexus, and many other places. Alice had no idea how these Rifts got there, but she knew they couldn’t stay open.
Alice reached out to close one, but an energy discharge hit her, forcing a vision into her head, one of the fabric of reality breaking once too many holes were made in it. Holes made thanks to Void Rifts, ones like what she uses. Creation collapses in on itself, killing everything and everyone. The screams of an entire universe ending hitting Alice with such force, she is ejected from the vision. The rift didn’t close. Alice couldn’t get it to shut. Not from this side. Someone on the other end would have to close the rifts.
The Whispers laugh and gloat to Alice. Thanking her for unknowingly playing her part on this. Her over-usage of Void Rifts endangering the fabric of reality and all those protected by it. But they were the ones who keep refusing the Void’s gift. But this was a good thing, with creation destroyed, the Light would lose a major foothold and the tyrannical Titans would also perish, their foolish crusades against the natural order finally ended. The Voices told a different story. Alice had messed up and unknowingly allowed herself to be played by the Whispers. But it was not too late. If she vastly limited her Void Rifting and spread the word amongst those who can Void Rift, perhaps the fabric of reality could be fixed and mended.
Alice, distraught at the revelation she was never in the control she illusioned herself as being in as well as being manipulated, decides the Voices are right, Emmy was right. She needs to stop over-using her Void Rifts and warn others of the dangers. Alice has other means of quick transportation. She has her Shadowstepping technique for shorter distances, as well as her Voidhearth to get back to her apartment and the Void.
As Alice prepared to exit the Void, the Whispers laugh, taunting Alice she is not the only one poking holes in reality. Even if she stopped, there are others who will only increase their frequency. It was pointless to fight back. Alice would have to deal with those ones later.