You may not have heard of us, but we have been around as long as there was a written language. We have been among you forever. We look like you, act like you and even do many of the same things. We are known as Viewer of Worlds. But I am different from every other Viewer. I am blessed by Apollo to be the one to change the fate of people. I am also the Changer of Fate.
My name is Mackenzie Austin. I am a Viewer. I spend most of my time reading books, short stories, and fan fictions. I travel to these to change the fate of those whose lives have been altered beyond repair. My mother is the Muse Calliope, the muse of epic poetry.
I was reading one of my books, Apollyon by Jennifer Armentrout when it happened again.
I was brought into the world of the Covenant series. I may have been reading the fourth book, but it looked like it was still the first.
'Is it possible that this world isn't as far along as the books are?' I thought to myself.
I looked down at myself. From what I could see, I looked normal, just wearing different clothes. I took a quick look around me. I was in a warehouse with a spade in near me inside one of the rooms.
'Oh no, I'm in the prequel Daimon!' My heart thumped against my chest.
All the memories of the past three days floated through my mind. I was Alexandria Andros. This was not a good day to by the "Viewer of Worlds." I grabbed the spade as I heard the daimons break into the warehouse and as the new sixth sense kicked in.
I knew that there were at least three of them, possibly four. I so did not want to die today. I may have been more trained than Alex was in the books because I've had to train in Divergent, the Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and the book that I was writing called Dweller's, (Not published yet), but since I was her, I have her skill.
I ran down the hall as fast as my legs could carry me. I knew exactly how this was going to end, so I continued to run down the hall as fast as I could. The daimons slammed me into the wall.
I was so glad that I had that shovel. I fought the daimon, spin kicking it away from me before shoving the shovel into its stomach. After it exploded into dust, I took off.
I knew I was going to get cornered, but still. The next daimon looked just as creepy as the first. Darkness filled the space of his face where his eyes should be, he was deathly pale and had inky black lines of vain's all over his face. That was until the elemental magic kicked in.
He actually did look like Adonis. Just blonde.
"If you don't want to end up like your friend upstairs I would back the hell off." I threatened. He snarled.
"That's two of us that you've killed now," He said through his teeth. I rolled my eyes.
"What, are you keeping score?" I asked.
He started talking again, but I zoned out. I knew that there would be a very hungry female daimon here very soon. And as if I jinxed myself, she showed up.
Just like Alex did, I faked her out. She fell for it like I knew she would. I took off running, ignoring the pain in my legs. That's when the wall of fire stopped me.
'Right on cue,' I thought.
He walked through the flame in all of his glory. Aiden St. Delphi. My heart hammered in my chest for a new reason. Well, I tend to feel what my host feels. Yes, I said host. That's the only way that I can describe it. I am the invisible force that makes the body move, and I am in another person's body, well just until they become aware of my presence.
I didn't pay attention to Leon, who was actually Apollo, and Kain, but I knew they were there.
"Get down," He commanded. Gods, his voice was even better in person. I dropped to my stomach. It didn't hurt as much as I thought as it would. I felt the heat of his fire above me. I heard the terrible screams of the female daimon.
I started to get up, but The Adonis-Wannabe caught my leg. His teeth sunk into the soft flesh of my neck. It hurt like Hades, trust me I know. A soul-wrenching scream escaped my lips. The only other time I felt something like this was when I was in Twilight and James bit me. Yes, he bit me after he bit Bella. I was only ten.
"What are you?" His words were slurred, and my blood dripped off of his chin.
The daimon was pulled off of me.
"We need to head off now," Kain said while Aiden finished off the daimon that tagged me.
That was when I booked it. I knew that Aiden was going to catch me, but I had to follow the books. They kept yelling my name. I knew that it was pointless, but I didn't care.
Aiden tackled me. I ended up on top of him. He rolled over so that he had me pinned. I flushed so badly.
Plus I knew how Alex felt about him. Meaning that's how I felt about him. I really didn't want to go through that embarrassment.
He ended up having to use the compulsion on me.
'Son of a...'
When we got to the Covenant I went through the whole 'should she stay and train, or should she go into servitude' crap. But by the end, Laadan, Aiden, and Apollo helped me stay. Yes, I know he's Apollo. He likes to go incognito a lot. Isn't that right, Fred.
I knew that Marcus did not want to put Alex on the Elixir, because though he was hard on her, he actually loved her dearly. And I knew that Lucian never cared about her.
That's when Aiden decided to help train me. I almost felt relief, but I knew I might just end up embarrassing myself. I didn't need to train anymore, but Alex did, and for now, I'm Alex. I didn't know how I would get out of her world, out of her body, out of the embarrassment.
I headed back to my... I mean Alex's dorm just wanting to go to sleep. I didn't know how long I was going to stay in this world, or what the purpose was. Well, that not true, I did have a few ideas. But I still don't know for sure.
The next morning, I went through my... Alex's morning routine. When I went to the rec room, I saw Caleb for the first time. I smiled wide. He saw me and we ran over and hugged each other. He picked me up and spun me around once.
"Alex! What the hell? Where have you been? Gods, I've missed you so much." He asked. I smiled.
"I missed you too! The mortal world was so boring without you there to help me make mischief." I told him. He laughed. When I heard his laugh, I knew I would be just okay. But I felt guilt because I knew what would happen to him with Alex's mom, and later with Sandra. But I forced myself to smile.
People questioned me. Luke was even funnier in person. I didn't even care that he was gay. I mean I didn't care that Nico Di Angelo was gay either.
When I told them about "my" mother, there was a whole new round of questions. I tried to answer as she would.
"Look, Alex, I am so, so sorry about your mom, you should never have gone through that horror," Caleb said. Right, then I knew that this version was going to be much different than the book, and I didn't even know how it ended myself.
"S'okay," I mumbled looking down, hoping that's what Alex would have done. I felt Caleb hug me again, this time for reassurance. I made a promise to myself that I would do whatever it takes to keep Seth from becoming Evil Seth.
Back in my dorm for the evening, I got a knock on my door. Thinking that it was Caleb, I threw the door open. To my surprise, it was Marcus. This never happens in the book.
"Oh! Um, hey. What are you doing here?" I asked, hoping he didn't see right through me practically taking over his niece. Not that she would know, she would think all the things that I do was her doing.
"I wanted to talk to you. About why your mother and you left, Alexandria." He told me. 'Oh my gosh, he's going to spill the beans'. My eyes narrowed. I told him that I didn't know, lie number 1 of many I would make.
"I know that your mother never told you, but she told me." He paused as if debating rather or not to tell me. "First things first, did you hear that Lucian called for the Apollyon to come to the Covenant?" He asked. I did know, but I shook my head, lie number 2.
"He called him here because of you." I gave him a confused look. He sighed before continuing. "Lucian also knows what you will become. You are to become the Second." He looked at me. I had a very slow reaction to this, but my heart was racing.
"The second Apollyon," He said.
"WHAT!?" I exclaimed. I started pacing the room, only for dramatic effect. It seemed to be working.
"Yes, Lucian wanted to house Seth, but..."
"Wait, who's Seth?" I asked before thinking, I knew who he was.
"Seth is the name of the Apollyon. As I was saying, Lucian wanted to house him, but I will be doing so because I do not trust your stepfather." He finished.
"Yeah, you and me both," I said. He nodded.
"I just wanted you to know now so that there was no outburst from you later. I am sorry to do this, but I must get going. Good night Alexandria." He said.
After that he left. Leaving me with my thoughts. 'This is so going to be different.' I thought. I was going to make sure of it.
The next morning Caleb and I went and hung out, being that it's still summer. I yelled at Lea. But by the time I got to training with Aiden, my heart started racing.
"Hey, you ready?" He asked. I nodded.
"First I'm going to see how well you do first before I figure out what areas you need help in," He explained. I nodded again, looking at he stormy gray eyes. My stomach did a little flip. This didn't happen either. He started with the basics in the book.
When we sparred against each other, I did pretty well, but he was much better. Instantly I remember my training from being in Dauntless in Divergent.
'Keep tension in your stomach,'
'Use your elbows and knees, you can put more force behind them,'
'Strike first, you're smaller, so you're faster,' Tobias' voice echoed in my skull. Alex and I were both small, just like Tris was.
But in the end, Aiden still landed me on my butt. He didn't seem cocky or anything. He helped me up. He thought for a moment.
"Your offense is pretty good, but your defensive, not so much, you suck at blocking. So we are going to work on that. Your offense could use a little work as well. You do like to use your elbows and knees. That is good to use when you need to hit hard, but that gets you closer to daimons. Not good." He explained. I ignored the fact that he told me that my blocking sucks because I hope he meant it as a joke. But I knew deep down he wasn't.
"We are done for today, but be prepared for tomorrow." His stormy eyes went to that silvery color that I knew Alex loved. I nodded as I turned away, I blushed fifty shades of red.
'Wow, I can't wait to see him tomorrow.' I booked it to my dorm, hoping that I could hide my embarrassment from Caleb.
When I went to my dorm it was unlocked. I entered with great caution. That's when I saw Marcus sitting on the couch waiting for me.
"My Gods, I though someone broke in here." I wasn't angry so much as surprised. He didn't smile, but he did motion me to sit down.
"Alexandria, again I am sorry for yesterday, I didn't mean to scare you. I just wanted you to know so you can be prepared." He started, "Seth doesn't know yet, I will tell him, just not yet." This was shocking me so much that I didn't even know how to respond.
He clapped me on my shoulder before leaving.
I went through Alex's... Screw it I'm Alex for I don't know how long so I might as well get used to it... I went through my nightly routine before putting on a tank top and short shorts. I felt awkward in them because I have never worn short shorts before.
I stared at myself in the mirror comparing myself to Alex. She had much longer hair than me, her skin was a few shades darker, she had no freckles like I did, wore no glasses (or contacts), hair was darker than mine (mine was a light brown hair compared to her nearly black), and she had whiskey brown eyes instead of bright blue.
But I needed to get used to how I looked because I don't know how long I would stay like this.
I sighed before pulling myself from the mirror and crawled into bed. I was sore and tired. I was out before my head touched the pillow.