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Author's note: This is a new story much like how my other WWE stories are, and are not connected to any of them in any way. Instead I thought I would take this in a somewhat of a new direction while still adding in Bray Wyatt and the Authority. For those of you who have read my WWe stories please let me know what you would like to see happen next. If you want Roman to have his powers like he does in Lockdown Asylum for example, or if you want this one to be a little more realistic then please let me know. I would love to get your feedback. It is greatly appriciated.
Bold underlined – Chapter Titles/Character's Perspective
Bold Italics – Memories
Bold italics underlined - Song lyrics
Italics – Thinking (In thought)
Italics underlined - Dean hallucinating
Previously on Shadow of Darkness -"I'm sure you think you got me all figured out by now, but the devil works in mysterious ways Dean. What is mine is mine, and it always will be! Wither you like it or not my lost little sheep you belong to me and no one else. You belong to the darkness that lives inside you just as I do."
"Ro, it's Dean, listen I don't have a whole lot of time to explain but I need you and Seth to meet me as soon as you guys can."
"Meet you where?" Roman's voice was ruff and heavy with sleep and I was starting to feel bad for waking him up like this but then again what else could I do? Who else could I turn to for advise like this?
"Please Roman just trust me. I feel like I'm losing it bro, my mind's spinning in all these different directions. I can hardly breathe and can't sleep without all these god damn hallucinations of Seth, Bray and the Authority fucking with me. I don't know what else to do."
"I'm the only one you need. Your one true savior from this inner darkness."
"You know what Dean, this is ridiculous. If you can't trust me, then I guess I can't trust you."
My breathing began to quicken and my pulse began to race inside my chest with each frantic heartbeat. As the fog inside the car grew darker until I couldn't see anything in front of me, then the next thing I saw was the sudden hallucination of Bray Wyatt's face within the fog laughing demonically as his said, "I'm the only one who can save you Dean. You got no one to turn to and nowhere to run."
Suddenly the next thing I felt was the force of the impact as the car crashed into something hard and heavy. I didn't know how fast I was going or even what had happened. I didn't feel any pain only just the initial shock as I realized that the fog had just been another hallucination.
Black spots began to fill my vision as I could barely hear the sounds of Roman's voice speaking clearly now with no static interference. "Dean what the hell was that? Dean? Dean, answer me! Bro are you okay?!" I tried to answer him but all I could manage to get out in a very fatigued weakend voice just as I had passed out was, "Help...Me..."
Chapter 2 - This Isn't Me
Flashes and memories shot through my mind like a bolt of lightning the moment I opened my eyes to find that I was staring dizzily up at the ceiling above overcome by the sudden blindness of the florescent lights aimed at my face.
I let out a soft groan while blinking my eyes as I tried to regain my baring's while looking around to see that I was in a hospital room surrounded by machines that were full of tubes flowing clear liquid into one of my arms through the injection of an ivy.
I flinched at the sudden coldness due to the medication as it was pumped through me and all at once a shiver of fear began to run down my spine. I hated hospitals always had since I was a kid. I heard the sound of the door to the room opening and immediately took notice of the concerned looks on the faces of Roman and Seth as the walked in.
"What happened bro?" Roman asked as I let out a soft groan of pain.
"It's Bray." I said quietly. "He's in my head. His voice is so close I can practically feel his breath on my skin." I started shaking again as I started to panic.
"Take it easy, bro calm down." Roman said gently placing a hand on my shoulder.
"It's gonna be okay Dean, alright? You're gonna be fine."
I closed my eyes for a brief second and tried to gather myself, drawing in a deep breath to calm myself down.
"Take a breath bro, it's all in your head." Seth said calmly.
"That's just it, I'm not sure it really is." I said letting out a soft sigh.
"How long has this been happening?" Roman asked.
I let out a sigh again and stared up at the ceiling.
"Since that night four years ago." I said finally wincing as I waited for an outburst of anger from Seth, but all I heard was nothing but a loud frustrated sigh and felt a hand on my shoulder.
"Bro come on, please let that go alright? I said I was sorry. What more do you want from me Dean?"
"Seth let's not do this now okay?" Roman's voice of reason cut in as it always did whenever there was an issue between the three of us but Seth held up a hand to stop him.
"Not this time Ro, I want to know how long he's gonna continue this. I mean this grudge your holding is ridiculous Dean, let the past be in the past alright?"
I opened my mouth to say something but a mysterious voice whispered in my head, "Let the past be the past? How naive are you Seth? You really expect me to just let it go? just like that?"
My eyes darted around the room for a split second in a panic before turning back to face Roman and Seth again.
"Let the past be the past? How naïve are you Seth? You really expect me to just let it go just like that?" The same words I heard were out of my mouth before I could stop it.
"What the hell is that supposed to mean?" Seth's eyes shone with anger as i shook my head. "I don't know why I just said that." I stammered trying to find the right words to say. "I-I didn't mean to."
Seth rolled his eyes in annoyance. "The hell you didn't mean it Ambrose. If we got issues between us then maybe we shouldn't be a team anymore."
"Seth come on don't be like that." Roman said gently getting in between us. "Dean's just confused right now is all. We're all a little on edge okay so let's all just calm down and relax for a second alright?"
"That's just like you Roman. Always the sensible one who like to play by the rules. The powerhouse, The big dog and yet when I needed you where the hell were you? Oh yeah you and Seth decided to leave me behind and leave me in the fucking dust." There was the voice again whispering in my ear as I looked around calling out, "It's Bray again. I can hear him. Do you see him?"
My breathing started to grow frantic and I started to panic again looking wildly around the room for a sign of the crazed madman but saw no one else in the room besides Roman and Seth.
"That's just like you Roman. Always the sensible one who like to play by the rules. The powerhouse, The big dog and yet when I needed you where the hell were you? Oh yeah you and Seth decided to leave me behind and leave me in the fucking dust." Once again just as I heard the voice in my head the same words were out of my mouth before I could stop myself.
"Dean come on now that's not fair." Roman said his brown eyes glaring at me in a mix of suspicion and confusion. "What the hell has gotten into you?"
"See I told you Roman he obviously needs a reality check." Seth's voice came out harsh and angry and all I could do was just shake my head and mutter out, "No no it's not me. It's Bray. He's here he's in my head making me say these things. Please believe me."
Seth rolled his eyes in annoyance. "Yeah sure he is Ambrose. Maybe the WWE is right about you, maybe deep down you really are a lunatic fringe."
"No, no Seth please I'm telling you the truth. This isn't me I would never say those things."
"Forget it Dean. As far as I'm concerned from now on it's every man in the Shield for himself."
"No Seth wait!" I cried out frantically as I watched my brother turn his back toward me and started walking out the door as I turned to Roman who just stared at me for a second not saying a word but the look in his eyes shone with hurt and confusion.
"Ro please, you believe me right? I would never say those things about you guys. Please don't leave me I need you. I need my brothers."
"Honestly Dean right now I'm not sure what to believe right now. I mean those words had to have come from some place inside you. Some place deep down where your true feelings lie, I mean you've been holding this grudge against Seth as if he really did betray us when it was all apart of the show."
I let out a soft sigh and felt a round of tears starting to prickle in my eyes as I blinked them back trying not to show any hint of weakness.
"Maybe we just need a break from each other for a while? You know, go our seperate ways until we can figure this all out."
"Roman come on bro this is all apart of Bray's mind games. He's messing with my head just like before. You know me man I would never say anything like that to either of you guys."
Roman didn't say anything just glared at me one last time before turning his back toward me and all I could do in that moment was watch as both my brothers had left me.
Now here I was all alone lying in a hospital bed with voices echoing all around me. Whispering in my ear as if They were right next to me.
"You really need people around you like them? You really are as pathetic as I thought."
I sat up in bed like a bolt of lightning eyes darting around the room searching for a sign of Bray.
"Where the hell are you coward? Show yourself Bray I know it's you messing with me."
i heard the sound of deranged laughter and let out a growl of frustration.
"Knock it off Bray I know it's you messing with me and it's not going to work anymore."
Just then A silhouetted shadow caught my eye as I turned my head and saw the appearance of someone suddenly standing at the foot of my bed.
"Hello Dean." The voice said as I suddenly let out a soft gasp of shock as I now recognized the figure standing before me.
It was me!
"Who the hell are you?" I asked my eyes flashing out of anger as I stared at the imposter.
The imposter was a lot like me that was for sure the only difference was that he had looked like he hadn't shaved and his hair was a lot shorter which kind of reminded me of Hunter.
"Isn't it obvious?" The imposter said rolling his eyes in annoyance.
"I'm you. The part of you that you've been keeping hidden locked away. I'm the shadow of darkness that lives inside you. I suppose you can say that I'm the real Dean Ambrose. You? Your nothing but a pathetic coward who needs to rely on your friends to make it to the top."
"Nothing wrong with that is there?" I asked. "Friends have your back."
"Doesn't seem like that from where I was standing." The imposter replied.
"Seems like Roman and Seth really don't need you after all. Maybe Bray was right this entire time. Guess you should've listened to him when you had the chance."
"It won't matter." I said. "Because there's no way in hell that you are me. I would never say things like that to Roman or Seth."
The imposter laughed and his blue eyes shimmered. "So you say and yet the words came out of your mouth did they not."
That's when it hit me. Everything I had said to Roman and Seth had come from him first. It felt as though he had somehow taken ahold of me and made me say those things to them.
"I'm guessing by your reaction that your starting to put two and two together aren't you?" The imposter asked with a laugh.
"Although, taking over your body isn't the only thing I plan on doing."
"What the hell does that mean?" I asked as I saw something shimmering in the imposter's hand which turned out to be the gleam of a blade as he walked closer toward me.
"Like I said before, I'm the shadow of darkness that lives inside you and now it's time for the world to see who the real you truly is. The real lunatic fringe I suppose you can say."
"What makes you think that I'm just gonna allow you to do that?" I asked my eyes flashing momentarily to the blade in the imposter's hand.
"Because you don't have a choice." The imposter raised his hand above me and the next thing I felt was a sharp piercing pain that felt like my entire body was on fire. Black spots began to fill my vision and all I saw was nothing but darkness unaware of what was going to happen next.
TOO BE CONTINUED...There's two sides of Dean Ambrose? Can Roman and Seth figure it out in time or will Dean lose himself to the darkness? Stay Tuned to find out. Also if you want this story to be as long as I've made my other WWE stories or maybe shorter? Please feel free to let me know. Hope you enjoyed reading and I will try to get Chapter 3 up as soon as I can.