The Secret Keepers

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Summary

Aria has never had a normal life after all belonging to a family of seers leaves life a little twisted... but with the world falling apart around her can she prevent humanity from being truly destroyed?

Genre:
Fantasy / Romance
Author:
Morgan Wagener
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
2
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
18+

Prologue

Life? Death? Sanity? Insanity? All of these are concepts our world needs to remained balanced, in order to keep the dark energy locked, and the chaos to a minimum or that's what my mom told me before she died 7 years ago. You may be wondering who I am, why I'm saying these things...... My name is Aria Cain, the last heir to the cursed clan, as to that, well that'll come later.

The year is 2133 and the world has been thrown into complete and utter chaos. It seems as if the nature itself is retaliating against human civilization. It is as if the Gods are punishing us but it was inevitable that this would happen. After all chaos won't stay contained for centuries without a little retaliation in return.

It has been one year since we last had contact with most countries around the world. Thanks to major Electric Magnetic Bombs or EMP's we have lost all power to major cities. Finding working technology is now like looking for a needle in a haystack. As the days drag on people began to fear the weather as it seems to be getting worse.

Paranoia is high as we 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.

6 months after this started I have arrived in a small town in Russia. Having gained information from another survivor saying that the Japanese have built a space station for people to survive on, hoping to see if the information is true I started traveling to Japan.

I walk down the first street and almost walk into someone. He has, for some reason, a vacant expression on his face. "Shit, I didn't see you there!" he says after realizing what had happened.

"Its fine, though I suppose the same can't 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, he seems to be serious when he wants to be, though it is impossible not to notice the mischievous look in his turquoise 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 those dazzling turquoise eyes of his and smiles.

"Japan? Why are you going there?" He asks whilst running his hands through platinum blonde hair in nervousness. 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 raven black hair back behind my ear.

"If that is your only request mi'lady than it shall be done, but know that standing before you 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 let out a short bark of laughter at his over exaggeration when he introduced himself. I felt myself smiling for the first time in a long while. Walking side by side with a guy like this was amusing as we explored what was left of this ghost town.

As we rounded a corner going into the next street we ran into a girl, her long red hair and light brown eyes, her posture refined and rigid led me to believe that she was from a higher class family, she was pretty enough, though the same could not be said for her personality. " Hey! Watch where you're going!" She growls out, her doll like face scrunching up in an unsightly way.

"Sorry, brat" Jason mutters under his breath, the good atmosphere we had being destroyed in few seconds it took for us to meet her.

She scoffs before saying "You better be, my name is Natalia and you peasants are?"

"My name is Jason and this is Aria." he says almost memorizing her features in that instance, seeming to even study her.

She looked no older than 17 years."Where are you two going?" she asks as a look of intrigue enters her ever expressive eyes. Jason than explains where we are going and why and She decides to just tag along with us. Great! Please do note the sarcasm, we started to explore again but the joking and jovial atmosphere had now completely vanished leaving an awkward silence in its place.

We continued walking until we came upon a mall, knowing we were gonna need warmer clothes we headed into the mall looking at all the shops, everything was abandoned and there was an eerie atmosphere to it.

Walking through the empty mall, I notice two dark shadows darting around in the candy shop, I tell Jason and Natalia that I was gonna look for separate things and set a meeting time for an hour from now.

Walking into the sweet shop I hear childish giggling, looking around I see the source, two girls, no older than 15, were sitting next to each other filling bags with candy.Both girls had light brown hair and hazel eyes, the girl on the left wore a more boyish outfit compared to the girl on the right.

"Now what do I have here?" I said trying to see if the girls were paying attention to their surroundings or if they were oblivious towards who or what is around them. And it seems like they weren't as both girls jumped and spun around so quickly you could have sworn that they practiced the movement."Ahhhhhh" they both screamed from fright, I was unable to control my laughter."Hey that's mean, don't scare us and then laugh at us" both girls said at the same time, pouting as if they weren't in the middle of an apocalypse."Hahaha, I'm sorry but it was just the perfect opportunity, my name is Aria and you are?" I said whilst trying to calm my laughter down."Oh. Well my name is Rose and this is my sister Risa" Rose said pointing to the tom-boyishly dressed twin."Would you girls like to join me and my.... friends?" I asked, pausing at the word friends wondering if it was the right term to use when describing Jason and Natalia."YES!!!" They shout together, excitement shining in their brown hues."Alright let's go then grab what you need, we need to meetup with them" I say softly smiling at the two girls who are so different, yet are so close.

As soon as the girls grabbed their things we walked off towards the meeting place."Who is this?" Natalia said looking at the two girls with disgust. Rose and Risa glared at Natalia, I knew these three wouldn't get along at all it was very easy to see."Now, now ladies no need to fight, there's plenty of me to go around." Jason said with a playful grin efficiently defusing the charged atmosphere.Both the twins giggled at Jason humor and decided to stick with him instead of hang out with Natalia.

With the tense atmosphere gone, we all left the creepy mall with a bit of a lighter step than when we entered.

After a full two hours of walking we came across the towns border, one more step and we would start a journey we would never forget. Though before we could leave, we heard a sharp whistle, something we knew an animal could never make.Turning around we see three figures coming to us, one of the three figures waving in order to get our attention as if they did not have it before hand. Appearing before us was two females and one male, all three seemed no older than 19. A bubbly girl with Dirty blond hair and hazel eyes, grinned at us, "Hi, I'm Tanika it's a pleasure to meet you~." She practically sang out.

The male of the group chuckled at his bubbly friend before turning to us with his intense azure eyes, his ginger hair swaying gently in the wind. "My names Jake, it's a pleasure to meet you as well." As he says this his eyes are locked on mine, making my heart skip a beat.

The final female had dark brown hair and green-grey eyes, "Hey, I'm Kelly." She says, short and sweet.

Jason let out a light laugh, before introducing us his blue-green eyes scanning the newcomers, "Well, my name is Jason, the girl who looks like she swallowed something sour is Natalia, the twins are Rose and Risa respectively, and the ravenette is Aria." He says this pointing to each of us in turn.

Jake looks at us before asking where we were going.After explaining to the new comers all of them decided to join.? Death? Sanity? Insanity? All of these are concepts our world needs to remained balanced, in order to keep the dark energy locked, and the chaos to a minimum or that's what my mom told me before she died 7 years ago. You may be wondering who I am, why I'm saying these things...... My name is Aria Cain, the last heir to the cursed clan, as to that, well that'll come later.

The year is 2133 and the world has been thrown into complete and utter chaos. It seems as if the nature itself is retaliating against human civilization. It is as if the Gods are punishing us but it was inevitable that this would happen. After all chaos won't stay contained for centuries without a little retaliation in return.

It has been one year since we last had contact with most countries around the world. Thanks to major Electric Magnetic Bombs or EMP's we have lost all power to major cities. Finding working technology is now like looking for a needle in a haystack. As the days drag on people began to fear the weather as it seems to be getting worse.

Paranoia is high as we 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.

6 months after this started I have arrived in a small town in Russia. Having gained information from another survivor saying that the Japanese have built a space station for people to survive on, hoping to see if the information is true I started traveling to Japan.

I walk down the first street and almost walk into someone. He has, for some reason, a vacant expression on his face. "Shit, I didn't see you there!" he says after realizing what had happened.

"Its fine, though I suppose the same can't 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, he seems to be serious when he wants to be, though it is impossible not to notice the mischievous look in his turquoise 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 those dazzling turquoise eyes of his and smiles.

"Japan? Why are you going there?" He asks whilst running his hands through platinum blonde hair in nervousness. 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 raven black hair back behind my ear.

"If that is your only request mi'lady than it shall be done, but know that standing before you 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 let out a short bark of laughter at his over exaggeration when he introduced himself. I felt myself smiling for the first time in a long while. Walking side by side with a guy like this was amusing as we explored what was left of this ghost town.

As we rounded a corner going into the next street we ran into a girl, her long red hair and light brown eyes, her posture refined and rigid led me to believe that she was from a higher class family, she was pretty enough, though the same could not be said for her personality. " Hey! Watch where you're going!" She growls out, her doll like face scrunching up in an unsightly way.

"Sorry, brat" Jason mutters under his breath, the good atmosphere we had being destroyed in few seconds it took for us to meet her.

She scoffs before saying "You better be, my name is Natalia and you peasants are?"

"My name is Jason and this is Aria." he says almost memorizing her features in that instance, seeming to even study her.

She looked no older than 17 years."Where are you two going?" she asks as a look of intrigue enters her ever expressive eyes. Jason than explains where we are going and why and She decides to just tag along with us. Great! Please do note the sarcasm, we started to explore again but the joking and jovial atmosphere had now completely vanished leaving an awkward silence in its place.

We continued walking until we came upon a mall, knowing we were gonna need warmer clothes we headed into the mall looking at all the shops, everything was abandoned and there was an eerie atmosphere to it.

Walking through the empty mall, I notice two dark shadows darting around in the candy shop, I tell Jason and Natalia that I was gonna look for separate things and set a meeting time for an hour from now.

Walking into the sweet shop I hear childish giggling, looking around I see the source, two girls, no older than 15, were sitting next to each other filling bags with candy.Both girls had light brown hair and hazel eyes, the girl on the left wore a more boyish outfit compared to the girl on the right.

"Now what do I have here?" I said trying to see if the girls were paying attention to their surroundings or if they were oblivious towards who or what is around them. And it seems like they weren't as both girls jumped and spun around so quickly you could have sworn that they practiced the movement."Ahhhhhh" they both screamed from fright, I was unable to control my laughter."Hey that's mean, don't scare us and then laugh at us" both girls said at the same time, pouting as if they weren't in the middle of an apocalypse."Hahaha, I'm sorry but it was just the perfect opportunity, my name is Aria and you are?" I said whilst trying to calm my laughter down."Oh. Well my name is Rose and this is my sister Risa" Rose said pointing to the tom-boyishly dressed twin."Would you girls like to join me and my.... friends?" I asked, pausing at the word friends wondering if it was the right term to use when describing Jason and Natalia."YES!!!" They shout together, excitement shining in their brown hues."Alright let's go then grab what you need, we need to meetup with them" I say softly smiling at the two girls who are so different, yet are so close.

As soon as the girls grabbed their things we walked off towards the meeting place."Who is this?" Natalia said looking at the two girls with disgust. Rose and Risa glared at Natalia, I knew these three wouldn't get along at all it was very easy to see."Now, now ladies no need to fight, there's plenty of me to go around." Jason said with a playful grin efficiently defusing the charged atmosphere.Both the twins giggled at Jason humor and decided to stick with him instead of hang out with Natalia.

With the tense atmosphere gone, we all left the creepy mall with a bit of a lighter step than when we entered.

After a full two hours of walking we came across the towns border, one more step and we would start a journey we would never forget. Though before we could leave, we heard a sharp whistle, something we knew an animal could never make.Turning around we see three figures coming to us, one of the three figures waving in order to get our attention as if they did not have it before hand. Appearing before us was two females and one male, all three seemed no older than 19. A bubbly girl with Dirty blond hair and hazel eyes, grinned at us, "Hi, I'm Tanika it's a pleasure to meet you~." She practically sang out.

The male of the group chuckled at his bubbly friend before turning to us with his intense azure eyes, his ginger hair swaying gently in the wind. "My names Jake, it's a pleasure to meet you as well." As he says this his eyes are locked on mine, making my heart skip a beat.

The final female had dark brown hair and green-grey eyes, "Hey, I'm Kelly." She says, short and sweet.

Jason let out a light laugh, before introducing us his blue-green eyes scanning the newcomers, "Well, my name is Jason, the girl who looks like she swallowed something sour is Natalia, the twins are Rose and Risa respectively, and the ravenette is Aria." He says this pointing to each of us in turn.

Jake looks at us before asking where we were going.After explaining to the new comers all of them decided to join.

What we didn't know was that this journey was going through put us to our limits, and force us to truly decide who is friend and who is foe.... after all war does that to people........

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