This will be set in sort of a steam punk, futuristic/post apocalyptic type world.
Our characters are a duo of mercenaries that work for the current government in power with the mission to eradicate any members of the resistance, take/hold areas of tactical importance and generally do what our superiors tell us to do and we are the best at doing it.
One day we chased a group of resistance members into a deep cavern. The members seemed to have been using strange weapons that couldn't even be detected, it was like they could throw fire right from the palm of their hands. Such a thing of coarse had not been heard of since magic users had been extinct for decades. But chasing the rebels into the cave made things become clear.
The cave was full to the brim with strange crystals that seemed to be filled with a living light, like a firefly living inside each one. Once we have the two rebels cornered at the edge of a cliff inside the cavern they explain to us how these crystals are the source of the ancient magic user's power.
Right then they would hear something behind them and turn around to see members of their government's kill squad, with two huge Gatling guns pointed right at them. They shouldn't have found this place, they shouldn't have listened to the rebel scum they should have just killed them and completed their mission, now they had to be exterminated themselves.
The two huge guns began firing and the magical crystals around them stated to explode and shatter, many of the small glowing magic spirits flew from the crystals into their bodies. The strength of the explosions pushed him off the cliff and the last thing he saw was his partner and the two rebels getting torn apart by the bullets.
But those spirits were not done with them yet because the moment she was killed she was borne again to a new mother in another part of the country. He dropped in free fall until suddenly he stopped. Not because he hit the ground but pretty close. He was then lifted to his feet and placed on the ground. He stood there in the complete darkness for a moment before he saw it, a brilliant bright blue light, like it was made up of a billion of those smaller lights that existed in the smaller crystals. It glowed and dimmed, shrank and grew like it was trying to communicate with him, then his vision went white and a dream of destruction at the hands of their government.
When he woke up again he was back up at the top of the cliff, and eighteen years had passed in the blink of an eye. He hadn't aged, he couldn't remember why he was there, the crystals were no longer glowing and he could feel his partner alive somewhere. But would she remember what happened? Would she remember him? He had to find out.
So this is essentially the plot, I think it might be fun to start during those last moments like when they are chasing the rebels into the cave, this will give us a chance to develop the relationship between these two and really create their characters. I am also open to notes and ides, this is really something I have just been kicking around.
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