Chapter 2Chapter 2 The Warrior’s Code
You're the fighter you've got the fire
The spirit of a warrior, the champion's heart
You fight for your life because the fighter never quits
You make the most of the hand you're dealt
Because the quitter never wins
The six of us trudged through the snow, heads bowed against the driving wind. We had been out for a number of hours now and we were nearing the coast. Even with the wind, I was beginning to catch unfamiliar scents. “They were around here!” I shouted over the gale. “No more than a few days ago!”
“Is there anything that nose of yours can’t find?” Kit teased.
“Haven’t missed what I’ve been looking for yet!”
“Show off!” Brandon yelled.
Not long later, the wind lessened a bit and I could hear the crashing of the waves. We were getting close. “Alright, we’ll start from here. Don’t get too far away from the group. If you find something, give a sh
Untold Sin Chapter 1Untold Sin
Chapter 1 Waking the Demon
Waking the demon!
Where'd you run to?
Walking in shadows!
Watch the blood flow!
There's not much longer, so don't try and hide,
Your body's weakening, walk to the light!
Those painful times so alone, so ashamed!
I'm not coming back, there's nothing to gain!
The snow seemed to swallow the sound of my footsteps as I walked up the slope to the edge of the ridge overlooking the outskirts of my village. Snow is something I’m used to, having lived most of my life here on the frozen tundra.
My name is Bryen Houchin. I’m twenty-one years old and a warrior of the Akkadian wolf tribe here in the far north.
I guess I should tell you; this world is not like the one you’re used to. Humans don’t dominate the world, even though the outnumber us five to one. By us I mean the creatures humans have called demons for centuries. Now before you lose your mind, let me explain. We are not demons in the way most humans understand it. We are
Untold Sin Chapter 8Chapter 8 Burn it to the Ground
Well it's midnight, damn right, we're wound up too tight
I've got a fist full of whiskey, the bottle just bit me
That shit makes me bat shit crazy
We've got no fear, no doubt, all in, balls out
We're going off tonight to kick out every light
Take anything that we want drink everything in sight
We're going 'til the world stops turning
While we burn it to the ground tonight
We were soon walking back to the hotel with Satou's last words ringing in our ears.
"Call me if you change your mind."
"Why do people wanna live here?" I asked.
"Come on, gay people are fun!" Sara protested.
"Then why don't I show everyone that video of you letting Aimee more or less molest you?" I said, grinning evilly.
She turned bright red and rounded on me. "Don't you dare!"
"Fine," I relented. "You honestly think I would do something like that?"
"Yes!" she responded emphatically.
"I'm not that cruel," I said, almost offended.
"Coulda fooled me..."
"Okay, what are you
Untold Sin Chapter 7Chapter 7 Shook Me All Night Long
She had the sightless eyes Telling me no lies
Knockin' me out with those American thighs
Taking more than her share Had me fighting for air
She told me to come but I was already there
I sat down across the hotel table from Brandon later that night, after doing research most of the day. I set a picture of the platinum blond woman in front of him.
"Nancy Kaye," I said. "She was a starlet back in the early seventies. She was with a movie director. He used her up, blacklisted her, and left her destitute and angry. In revenge, she stabs herself in the stomach, seppuku style, and falls from the rafters, right into a scene he was shooting. Dead before she even hits the ground."
"Great way to get back at someone," Sara said sarcastically.
"It's been, what? Almost thirty years since Nancy died. And only know she gets violent...." said Brandon. "So what do we do?"
"We salt and burn her remains," I said simply. I went into my bag and pulled out an
Untold Sin Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Ladies and Gentlemen
Ladies and gentlemen good evening
You've seen that seeing is believing
Your ears and your eyes will be bleeding
Please check to see if you're still breathing
I awoke the next morning to Before I Forget blaring in my ear. I got up and got ready for school. After I showered, I removed the stitches in my arm. I burned the thread and cleaned up the little blood that had spilled from the closed wound.
I sometimes, like I was then, wonder why any of my friends actually like me. I have a short, gasoline-soaked fuse, a sharp tongue to match, I'm headstrong as all hell and I'm very cynical. I don't feel pity, remorse, or true fear and that has gotten me in a lot of trouble. My mostly reclusive nature has also alienated most of my human family, with a few exceptions.
Humanity as a whole set my teeth on edge.
My aunt Angie and my grandma Toddy know that people, in general, annoy me. And I don't usually tolerate annoyances for long. Case in point: Just
Untold Sin Chapter 5Chapter 5 Violence Fetish
That kind of thinking starts a chain reaction
You are a time bomb ticking away
You need to release what you're feeling inside
Let out the beast that you're trying to hide
We all went to the auditorium. I was furious with myself for not seeing it. Only one person would really benefit from the forces of my pack being depleted. Another heir who wanted my land. Laying on the auditorium stage, as though waiting for us, was a huge vampire bat demon with bright blue eyes and a yellow diamond in the center of her forehead along with ragged wings. Our former Envy; Aimee. Around her neck was a Coptic cross, one similar to the one on the Tarot and in the black magic book.
The bat rose to her feet and transformed into Aimee. She smirked cruelly when she saw me. Any of what little chivalry I had was out the window at this point.
Aimee had always been one of the most powerful of us. She was beaten in strength only by me and in speed by Zim. Her claws
Untold Sin Chapter 4Chapter 4 Down With the Sickness
Drowning deep in my sea of loathing
Broken your servant I kneel(will you give in to me)
It seems what's left of my human side
Is slowly changing in me(will you give in to me)
Looking at my own reflection When suddenly it changes
Violently it changes (oh no) There is no turning back now
You've woken up the demon in me
"You really think it's the Grim Reaper?" Zim asked me as we sat around the table a little while later, after what I had said sunk in. "Like, Angel of Death, collect your soul, the whole deal?"
I shook my head. "No, no, no. Not the Reaper, a reaper," I corrected. "There's reaper lore in pretty much every culture on Earth, go by a hundred different names. It's possible that there's more than one of 'em."
Sam looked up from his book. We'd confiscated all his food so he would help research. He was not too happy about that. "But you said you saw a dude in a suit."
"What, you think he should have been workin
Untold Sin Chapter 3Chapter 3 The Game
Tryin' to figure out what my moves gonna be.
Come on over sucker why don't you ask me?
Don't you forget, there's a price you can pay.
'cause I am the Game and I wants to play.
I ran through the trees, fangs bared and claws extended. A large buck was fleeing from me.
But just like the Great White, once I get on a trail, I don't lose it.
With one last long stride, a caught the deer by the antlers and drove my poisonous fangs into its spinal cord. Quickest way to spread a neurotoxin is to put it right at the source of the nervous system.
When my prey was dead, I began to feed.
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I walked out of the forest, whipping the blood from my lips. I'll admit, what I have to do isn't the most tasteful thing. But it was either deer or people I knew.
My people hadn't had to evolve in over ten millennia. The blood that ran through my veins was purer than most full demons.
I ran back to our clearing, knowing I was set for about a month. I walked a
Untold Sin Chapter 2Chapter 2 Almost Easy
I feel insane every single time
I'm asked to compromise
Cause I'm afraid, I'm stuck in my ways
And that's the way you stay-ay-ays
So how long did I expect love to outweigh ignorance
Now that look on your face I may force the scale to tip
I went to my art class while Sara went to Lemon's for English. I honestly have no idea where the others disappeared to.
Today we were watching a movie I absolutely despise. I asked quietly to go to the library instead of watching the glory of preppy movies. Pass in hand I left, giving a girl I knew a small wave.
To my surprise, Alyssa and Courtney met me in the hall. They smiled slightly and I fell in to step beside them. We chatted quietly as we walked. Courtney seemed curious about my demonic transformation and how it was suppressed.
We sat in the back of the quiet library, writing a few stories. As I finished a paragraph, I handed it to Courtney for her criticism.
"Tira, do you know what this is?" K