Damien got into the basketball team; at least he got the opportunity to come for the tryouts, all to the displeasure of the team and many others. “Ashton was not going to like this” was the main litany on their lips. Mr Bruce, a new coach, just resumed work that semester after the last coach was dismissed by the school board due to a complaint from a student whose mother happened to be part of the board. Mr Bruce still didn’t know how the school system works or it could be that he choose not to let their ways affect him as he insisted on doing what he felt was right for the students. All the team’s protests seemed unfounded without any tangible reason and he dismissed them as he allowed Damien to join the team. If he could pass the tryouts of course. Jax Meyer thought the same as well and Sky automatically approved that Damien would be a great addition.
“You what?” Sky laughed out loud on their way to the basketball tryouts when Damien told him about what he saw that morning.Damie, who only wanted to know why the two of them would react that way gave Sky an askance look when the latter bent over in his joy.“You…you mean you caught them in the act? Damn, of course, they would act weird. I bet those two are cheating!”“Cheating? Cheating what?” Damien asked in confusion as he still did not understand what Sky was talking about. He knew that as a student, you were not allowed to cheat in class but then why would HG Salem or the cook cheat when they were not students?Sky curbed his laughter when he saw the confused look on Damien’s face. “It is like this, I am sure that those two are married and from logical deductions, they have to be married to different partners, or wait…has anyone ever told you that those two are a couple?”Not that they talked to him directly about things like that anyway but then Damien had never heard them sayi
Butler Shawn had already told Damien the night before that he should just go to school this morning and he would have to take him to his new assigned duty that day when he came back since they were unable to get it done the day before.Damien said nothing about the slap that the girl in red gave him in the hospital hall. He doubted if Butler Shaw could have done anything about it anyway. Since he did not want to cause the man any more grief from the lady, he simply kept his mouth shut as the girl glared at him when they joined Butler Shawn outside again. It was as if she was daring him to say anything.Damien did not take the bait and the girl pushed him out of the way as she entered her car. “Be grateful that the nurse said it was just a sprain and thank your poor head that I am in a good mood today if not you will rot in jail for this!” she snapped as she started her car gingerly with her wrapped hand. “Don’t you dare think that this is over!” she said as she winced at the pain.“An
Damien stood at the window for a long time as torrents of thoughts came to his mind and he allowed them all. Snippets of memories from his days in the World of Origins filled his mind and he tried to remember his days before he was awakened but he couldn’t. Bitterness filled his heart when he thought back to the time that his kind was facing persecution from humans and more loathing filled his heart as he realised that it was the period before his Awakening.“So, while I was asleep behind the veil, those I was supposed to protect and lead were suffering that much,” he thought in anger as he slammed his fist against the wall of the room where the window rattled.“Well, I would say that you should not beat yourself up over what you can’t change now but since you will go ahead and do so anyway, why should I bother?” Helios spoke up in the otherwise quiet room as the sounds of the household activities as they started the day penetrated the room.“I swear f you give me any crap right now,
Just like a bystander with no power to stop what he behold; Damien watched them.There were twelve of them.Twelve wizards of the First Order stood in the in-between, where no mortal would dare venture and even the most powerful of the supernatural beings would think twice before embarking on.Their cloaks bellowing, their chants rising as the minutes passed, they invoke the powers that be. That which nobody had ever attempted.The moon wept and the sky shed bloody tears but nothing deterred them from their mission. The storm grew around them as their chants rose. One by one they dropped, giving their life essence in the ritual they had set out for. Turning around the currents of the element was not without its consequences after all. One which they were willing to accept before setting out.One by one they dropped and the moon turned bloodier.On earth and in the realm of the spirits it was felt and the discerning powers scurried to safety for they knew that something huge was going
The girl did not reply to him as the hospital they were going to come up and she had to swerve towards the car parking lot.Damien felt that she had enough time to reply to him if she wanted to though but he kept his mouth as he thought that, if she was laughing then she would probably not have him punished for what he had done.One other thing he realised was that she did not even need his help on the way. He had no idea that he was looking forward to driving the car, not until she turned towards the hospital parking lot and he realised that his chance to “drive” never came.She hissed in pain as she used her injured hand to turn off the ignition and glared at him when he told her “sorry”. The girl who had laughed in such a carefree manner was nowhere to be found as she descended.“Are you okay, miss?” Butler Shawn said as h came up to meet them and she glared at him.“Does this look okay to you?” she shouted at the man as she gestured at her right hand.“I am…”“I don’t want to hear
“What are you grinning at?” Damien snapped out of his admiration haze when the girl snapped at him and he quickly looked aside. He nodded apologetically at her before looking forward when she glared at him.“Does this look like a vacation to you? You think a nobody like you would even have a chance to be in a car like this if not that I needed you to help me when my arm tires out?” she turned to him abruptly after trying to fix her car key into the ignition with her left hand all to no avail “Which I wouldn’t have needed if you did not twist my hand, you wretched bastard!”“I am sorry,” Damien said. He was having no idea of what else he was supposed to say in the face of such hostility.“Sorry!” she scoffed “Who cares about your fucking sorry? You think you are just here for a free ride? Can’t you see that I can’t fix the car key in?” she snapped as she threw the key smack on Damien’s face and he quickly bent down to pick it from the console where it fell to.Damien wanted to ask her
“Damien, what are you doing? Let go of her hand!” Butler Shawn said in a shocked whisper as he smacked Damien’s hand when the latter did not let go of the girl’s hand fast enough for him.The impact of that smack had the girl yelling out again and Damien quickly let go of her hand as he stepped back in contrition, already blaming himself for acting so rashly. “I am sorry,” he said as he looked at Butler Shawn’s face as the girl rubbed at her hand “She wanted to…”Butler Shawn gave him an imperceptible nod as if he understood why he did it but he shouted at him “How dare you lay your hands on Miss Sonia? Do you want to die?” he turned towards the lady.“I am sorry, miss. I promise something like this will never happen again” Butler Shawn said anxiously.“Who the hell do you think you are to promise me anything? You are nothing but a glorified, old ass worker yourself and you think you can promise me anything?” she yelled as she held the hand that Damien jerked back with the other “The