Chapter 1: Of Dreams and Gossip
Droplets of crimson and scorch marks marred a brick wall in one of the many alley ways that exist in larger metropolitan areas. The air carried the scent of burned flesh as the sound of footsteps falling on the pavement echoed through the narrow area. A girl ducked behind a pile of boxes and a large recycling dumpster as she peered around the corner to watch. Two large men, one whom was all dark red with bright purple markings; and the other was a void of dark colors creating a patchy pattern across his skin with one triangular marking on his forehead.
The dark one yelled, “This is the end of the line, you can't turn your back on us ever. You swore an oath!”
“Watch me. The only way I'm going back under now is if you kill me and drag me back!” The red one shouted in reply
He then turned his purple eyes to where the girl was hiding while beginning to summon an orb of flames... “Wake up”