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The Secret Keepers

By Morgan Wagener All Rights Reserved ©

Romance / Fantasy

Prolouge

Life? Death? Sanity? Insanity? To me these things do not exist. They are just words to describe what my mother told me years ago. She told me that life and death, sanity and insanity, are intricately linked together in a twisting and ever repetitive loop and that one cannot exist without the other. It was on that day that I found out that my family was one of the last Secret Keepers. One of the last Mages.

My name is Aria Cain and this is my story.

Its 2033 and the world has been thrown into complete and utter chaos after a Tsunami wiped out the West coast in the USA. It seems as if the world itself is retaliating against human civilization. It is as if the Gods are punishing us but it was inevitable that this would happen. We were the cause of the worlds “retaliation”. We did not see that the more resources we took and the less we gave to our planet would be the cause of our destruction.

It has been one year since we last had contact with Peru, Brazil, Egypt, Washington D.C, South Africa and Australia. Thanks to major Electric Magnetic Bombs or EMP’s we have lost all power to major cities and countries around the world. Finding working technology is now like looking for a needle in a haystack. As the days drag on I fear the weather as it seems to be getting worse.

People are starting to get paranoid as they watch others vanish into thin air. There seem to be no animals, wild or domestic, roaming around the woods or the suburbs. It is like all life on earth is holding its breath until the clock runs out for humanities extinction. I have arrived in a small town in Russia. I gained information from another survivor saying that the Japanese have built a space station for people to survive on.

I walk down the first street and bump into another person. He has, for some reason, a vacant expression on his face. "Shit, oh are you alright, I didn't see you there?” he asks after realizing what had happened.

“I'm fine, though I suppose the same cant be said for my pride.” I reply as calmly as I can because I have not seen another person in two months. From looking at him I can tell he is no older than 19 years, he seems to be serious when he wants to be, though it is impossible not to notice the mischievous look in his eyes.

“Where are you heading to all alone?” he asks with a cocky smile on his face. I realized I had not spoken in a while.

“Japan.” I reply coolly. He looks at me with his dazzling turquoise eyes and smiles.

“Japan? Why are you going there?” He asks whilst running his hands through platinum blonde hair. I tell him about the space station and walk off not noticing as his lips quirk into a mischievous smile.

“I don’t think a lady should travel by herself.” He calls out to me as if he made up my mind but I found it hard to argue with him about it as it would be great to have the company.

"I'll let you join, if you tell me your name." I say, my lips twitching up into a half smirk as I brushed a few strands of my ebony black hair back behind my ear.

"If that is your only request mi'lady than it shall be done, but know that standing before is a man of greatness, a man of unsurpassed strength, a man who could conquer nations," He chuckles quietly before saying, "My name, sweet lady, is Jason!"

I have found that even after all this time, it is surprising that so many people are in one place after all the other towns were completely deserted... In hindsight I should have been watching where I was going.

” Hey! Watch were you’re going!” a young girl says with a hateful look on her face.

“Sorry, brat” Jason mutters under his breath

“My name is Jason and this is Aria, may I ask what your name is?” he then asks inquisitively almost memorizing her feature

She looks at us with her hazelnut brown eyes and sweeps back her long red hair, “My name is Natasha.” She says as the look in her eyes tells me she thinks she is superior to us. She looked no older than 17 years; she clearly came from an upper class family. ’Where are you two going?” she asks as an intrigued look enters her ever expressive eyes. Jason than explains where we are going and why and She decides to just tag along with us. Great!

We start walking again, casually exploring the town, as we get to know one another when all of a sudden a voices calls out to us.

“Hey, Wait up!!”

I turn around and look at who was calling. The girls seem to be the same age, probably about 15 years, and are identical.

“Hi, I’m Rose and this is my sister Risa.” Rose says before Jason can introduce us, her energetic energy making her seem to bounce all the time whilst her sister followed at a slower pace.

“I’m Jason, this is Aria,” he says pointing to me,” and this is Natasha.” the twins both have light brown hair and Baby Blue eyes with freckles on their noses.

“Where are you going?” Risa asks curiosly.

“Can we come with?“Rose asks before we can anwser

Jason explains where we’re going and why and the twins decide to join us. All five of us walk together and during our conversations we don't seem to realize that we were very soon miles out of Town when we hear a whistle. Jason turns around see three people coming towards us.

“Heya~, I’m Tanika.” A girl about the same age as me says. She has curly russet brown hair, and jade green eyes.

” My name is Jake” a young guy at the age of 17 said, he had ginger hair and the most tantalizing azure eyes.

“And my name is Kelly.” A cheery expression graced her face as she said this; she had burgundy red hair and auburn brown eyes. Jason introduces us, it was almost as if the fates decided to throw us together, it was almost cruel in a way, I knew I would have to one day tell them my secret or risk having them come in close contact with what was causing the worlds destruction but somehow I knew that one day we would and we wouldn't come back with the same mindsets.

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