So its not finished yet but here it is so far
THE FIRE CHRONICLES
"But how will I know it's her?" I asked
"You'll know when it's time Thane." Then the voice was gone.
Oh, that's helpful. There's only, what, six billion humans on this Earth! Oh, and an apocalypse going on. Sure no trouble at all, Thane, no trouble at all. I though sarcastically, which is unusual for an angel to experience human emotions let alone express them. Then again I guess that's what you get for mingling with humans for hundreds of years. I was just so frustrated with these one word answers I kept getting lately and all these bullshit answers like 'You'll know' and 'Trust yourself', oh and my favourite 'Trust me you'll know'. I can get better answers off of a bloody fortune cookie! How the hell am I supposed to do that, I have no idea what she looks like, no clue where she is, no idea how to find her, or if she's even on earth yet! No I just have to keep flying about and hope I get lucky, hope she falls from the sky or something. I hate freaking prophets and oracles.
Then all of a sudden I felt it, it was like pure celestial power. Even though it felt as though I had just been hit with a baseball bat, it was still beautiful, in a weird painful kind of way. That's it, it's her! It has to be her! It has to! After all what else could it be? I thought to myself. I flew to where I could feel the most power, which hopefully will be where she is, the one to save us all and end the apocalypse. Poor thing, such a heavy burden she must carry, she quiet literally has the weight of the world on her shoulders.
When I found her, she was asleep on the floor of the forest which was not there twenty minutes ago, that's for sure. She was so young, her raven black hair with flakes of red at the end, porcelain skin and petite figure. It looked as though she was maybe eighteen at most. Her eyes started to slowly flicker open as the breeze played with her hair, she had beautiful emerald coloured eyes. She looked down at herself, like she was confused, and pulled at her black shirt. It was almost like she was studying herself, confused as to why she looked this way. Then seeming to realise that I was stood in front of her, she sat up and flicked her eyes towards me. And as if things weren't strange enough as it was, her words were even stranger.
"Why the hell am I here? And what the hell is going on!? Who the hell are you!? Wait... Who am I?"
"Why don't I know who I am?" I asked scared and confused. Three emotions flickered across his face as I spoke; shock, confusion and uncertainty. Then right back to confusion again. Great seems like he hasn't got a clue what's going on either.
"You don't know who you are?" he asked, his voice sent shivers down my spine. It was almost like his voice was sweet with a hint of danger.
"If I did, do you really think I'd be asking you?" I snapped, wow I'm bitch.
"I'm sorry but I don't know who you are," He said softly.
"Fine then, if you can't tell me who I am can you tell me who you are? Why I'm here? Why you're here? What the hell is going on? Or why I can't remember anything?" I questioned, my voice rising with each word and my tone becoming more and more hysteric. The man looked away from my eyes and stared in shock at something near my hand. What the hell is he staring at? Then I realised, there were blue flames exploding from the palms of my hands. I screamed and started flailing my arms about as more and more flames exploded from my palms, growing larger and more violent.
"Shut up and stay calm! The flames will burn out if you just calm
down!" The man ordered, "Trust me?" he added softly obviously
seeing that screaming at me was not the best way to calm me down,
idiot. I closed my eyes and eventually calmed myself, no thanks
to that idiot standing right in front of me. It was then that I
realised the fire didn't burn me, it almost tickled actually. I
opened my eyes and saw the last of the flames flicker and die,
they were actually one of the most beautiful things I've ever
seen, I think. The man offered me his hand and just as I
reluctantly took it, a spark of something hit me. Images suddenly
flashed through my head, battles, wars, orders, death, hundreds
and thousands of years of history flashing through my head, and I
felt such a strong feeling of obedience. These weren't just
images, they were memories. This man, Thane, they were his
memories I was seeing. Wait these people in his memories had
wings. Holy crap, these people were freaking angels, which makes
'An angel? Yes he is. He was sent here to find you and protect you. He also has to serve you as well, which I personally think is hilarious!' the voice laughed and disappeared. Jesus, this is one fucking messed up day, and with that I passed out.
I woke up in a motel and I could tell Thane was worried. It was practically radiating and filling the room, you could almost choke on it.
"Are you okay? I'm so sorry, I have no idea what happened! Are you okay?" He asked frantically.
"I'm fine, well as fine as could be for a girl who just had flames jutting out of her hands, meeting an angel and listening to some creepy voice in her head. Yeah that's right I know what you are, Thane. How's God these days? Still hanging out on clouds?" I said pointedly. He seemed to ignore my catty remarks. I'm guessing I don't much like God and all that.
"Oh, interesting. I assumed as much. Anyway, we need to name you," Thane said matter-of-factly. He is really starting to get on my nerves.
"Like what? Lucy or Kate? Bethany or Hope? Lilly or Britney? There are thousands of names and you want me to just pick one? Seriously?" I replied in disbelief. Jeez, the nerve on him.
"Well, what names appeals to you the most?" He asked casually.
"I don't know! I'm still kind of dealing with the whole angels are real, fire spitting out of my hands and all that crap, okay?" I was really getting pissed now, I though angels would be a little more sensitive, I guess not.
"There is also an apocalypse happening as well and all those creatures your kind makes movies out of, they're all real. So we must be careful," He stated.
"Well don't hold back or anything!" I snapped back sarcastically.
"Oh, yes. Sorry how inconsiderate of me, your still very fragile
right now. I am truly sorry. How about you watch some
television?" He said with a smile. I agreed, turned on the TV and
flicked through the channels till I found a show with kids
singing 'Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day!'.
I hated it when kids sung that to me. Then I remembered my
"That's it! I remember my name!" I shouted joyously.
"What is it?" Thane asked.
"Raina but everyone called me Rain for short. I used to get teased about it when I was little!" I was so happy to remember my name again. Well there's one piece of the puzzled done.
"Such a lovely name, Raina" He complimented me with a smile. He had a sweet smile, but I couldn't tell if it was true or fake.
"I am so glad you remember your name, Rain. It's so beautiful."
"Rain, get behind me!" Thane ordered as he drew a beautiful silver stake from his trench coat. Wait he had that thing in his coat the whole time? Where the hell did he put it?
"Oh, calm down will you? I'm not here to hurt her," The stranger said exasperated. Damn, he is so hot. Dark brown hair, slightly tanned and you could just see a little of his chest thanks to the marvellously half unbuttoned black shirt. Damn!
"Who are you?" barked Thane.
"My name is Seth and I'm here because of her. She called me and I came. It's as simple as that,"
"Wait, what?! I don't even know you, so why would I call you? And I don't even have a phone!"
"It was telepathically. You probably didn't even know you were doing it or that you still are. I am your...Your opekun or guardian if you will. I guess you could probably even say a servant but I prefer guardian," He stated matter-of-factly. I am so confused. He's my servant? I'm not complaining but what the hell is going on and what did he mean 'Telepathically'. I am not telepathic! Or at least I don't think I am... Am I?
"You're my servant? And I'm telepathic?" I asked confused.
"It's guardian. And you're the Zhivotvoryashchego or Giver of Life in English. How would you put this, angel?" He asked Thane.
"Well first of all I'd explain it in English not Russian," Thane said pointedly at Seth. He then turned to face me and smiled reassuringly. At least I know what language Seth is speaking now.
"Rain, we all have a part to play in this apocalypse, some more than others. You are one of those who play a rather large part I'm afraid. You are, as Seth said, the Zhivotvoryashchego or quite simply the Giver of Life." -Obviously seeing the dumbstruck look on my face he continued to explain- "You have the power to control the elements, much like a Witch or Wiccan can and how you did accidentally when we first met, and you can summon anything you want, spirits, energy, celestial beings, anything. You can also shape shift and much more. However you can also lose yourself or even die if you use your power too much in one hit, you could think of it as using up a battery in a way but yours can recharge. That's where Seth comes into the picture. He also has certain powers or abilities such as healing, control over one element, telepathy and mind control, I also believe he has the ability to take your pain so that you feel nothing and he feels the pain for you." -He looked and Seth who nodded in agreement- "His job is to protect you and make sure you don't go using your power all at once, also the two of you are soul bound or personal′nymi in Russian. This is why he has the abilities that he does and you may also use his power or energy when yours is low. I know this must sound very complicated and confusing but I'm sure you will get the hang of it." He said with a smile. Yeah, like that helps.
Thane opened his mouth as if to say more but was quickly cut off by Seth, "Yeah, so have you started to remember anything more than just your name?"
"No, not yet but it's only been a day or two," I replied glumly.
"Wait, Seth you need to tell her. She needs to know," Thane interrupted.
"But if we wait she may remember on her own. She's been through enough today already, there's a lot to process without all this. Just give her a day or two. Then I'll tell her if she hasn't remembered it, please?" Seth pleaded.
"Tell me what? What is it?" I asked Seth. But thane answered before he could, "Rain, he's a vampire."
"Why?! Why did you tell her? You just couldn't wait could you!"
Seth growled as he moved closer to Thane, poised to attack him at
any moment. Thane drew his stake once again and the look on his
face was stone cold. I could see how this would end, Seth would
lunge forward and thane would catch him midair and drive the
stake right through Seth's heart. I couldn't let it happen. I
closed my eyes as the fear and anger built up inside me and
exploded from my core, in the form of an invisible wave, sending
them both hurtling across the room. A second later I opened my
eyes to see them both staring at me in shock. I looked down at my
hands which had unintentionally moved them both with a simple
flick of the wrist.
"Did I just do that?" I continued to stare at my hands in wonder. Seth rushed to my side checking if I was okay. Am I? Am I really okay? I mean I just sent two full grown men flying across the room with a flick of my wrists, can I really be okay? Regardless I told him I was fine, just a little tired, to which he raced to get me a chair and sat me down as though I were going to pass out at any second. It was sweet really but at the same time really annoying.
"I hope your happy," Seth muttered to Thane after attending to
"She needed to know," Thane truly believed what he was saying.
"She probably thinks I'm a monster now thanks to you," Seth growled, glaring at Thane.
"That is what you are, a monster," Thane said in a dangerous sounding tone.
"Excuse me, you're the monster here! How many have you killed in your time?" Seth retaliated. You could see his anger rising with every passing second.
"Hey! Quit it! I don't think either of you are monsters. Okay? And I'd like to talk to Seth. Alone," I added. I had a lot of questions for Seth and I had a feeling Thane would want to add his opinion too. Thane looked between us both and left the room.
"I understand if you don't want me with you, I don't blame you," Seth looked at the ground, his face full of sadness. I walked over and raised his face so I could see into his eyes. Those beautiful hazel eyes.
"That's not what I was going to say at all. I was going to ask
how you came to be my Guardian," I replied with a smile. He
smiled and seemed to turn back to the carefree guy I had met
"I'd hate to ruin the surprise for you," He gave me a devilish smile, "I promise I will always be here for you and always protect you and care for you. Now, you've a big day and you need to rest, so come on its time to go to bed."
"No, I'm not tired" Which was a complete lie, I was so tired for some reason. I went to take a step back but my leg collapsed and I was headed straight for the ground. Seth caught me however and carried me to my bed, laid me down and ordered me to sleep.
"Oh, and feel free to dream about me. I know you find me irresistible." -He winked at me- "Nah, I'm just kidding, goodnight and sweet dreams, Rain," With that he left me to sleep.
I dreamed of an old fashioned ball, girls wearing beautiful gowns
dancing with handsome men, chandeliers hanging from the ceiling,
footmen carrying silver trays with glasses of wine and whiskey.
Everyone masked with intricate and beautifully hand painted
masks. And me, dolled up in a tight purple gown, I was beautiful.
I grew bored with the small talk and gossiping among the other
girls and walked out onto the balcony overlooking the most
beautiful garden. A boy taps me on the shoulder and asks to
dance, I agree and we dance for most of the night and talk about
adventure and excitement. When we stop dancing he keeps a hold of
my hand, he removes his mask. It's Seth! I shyly remove
my mask, he smiles and puts his jacket around me.
"Allow me to properly introduce myself, I am Seth Morrison" He bows and asks my name.
"I am Raina Souviere" And Curtsey.
"Raina, I have truly never me a girl like you" He steps forward, "You are truly amazing, you talk of adventure rather than gowns, you speak what you think not what you are told to, and you're the only girl I have ever met who has such a fiery nature and cares not for social protocol. You are a mystery," I blush which makes him laugh.
"Why sir, anyone would think you're trying to court or flatter me," I joke. He moves closer so our faces are only an inch or two apart.
"Perhaps I am," He moves in and presses his lips against mine, winding one hand around my waist the other gently holding my face as mine are to his.
I woke up to the smell of freshly cooked bread and fresh fruit.
"Good morning, sleepy head! Have a good sleep?" asked Seth with a
heart breaking smile.
"Do you remember anything?" Thane questioned. Seth shot him a disgusted look.
"She just woke up, lay off will you? Anyways, did you have a good sleep? And toast or fruit?" He asked with yet another heartbreaking smile. He is gorgeous!
"I had a weird dream and you were in it..." I remembered the kiss. "Uh, fruit please." Was my dream real? It felt real. No, it couldn't be, that was like 500 years ago or something, I couldn't have been there. It was just a dream, nothing more. But that kiss.... Seth's eyes lit up.
"What was your dream about?" he asked eagerly. Thane said he had to go check something outside and left. Once he left I told Seth all about my dream, well all apart from the kiss. Just in case it was only a dream.
"Rain, I am very happy to say that that was the first day we met!" He was so happy and so was I, I finally remember something! "Can you remember what happened just before the ball ended?" Yes! I think I do!
"Umm, well I think so," I replied a little embarrassed.
"Okay, well what do you remember?" He seems so excited.
"Ha! Umm, yeah okay. So we were outside, obviously, and we had just finished dancing and you held my hand and introduced yourself then bowed. I introduced myself and curtseyed. Then you were saying how amazing I was and all of that and then I made a joke about your courting me. You umm, moved closer so our faces were maybe an inch away and said perhaps I am. A-and you leaned in a little and kissed me for the first time," I was practically scarlet red by the time I had finished. Seth was smiling so much I thought he'd burst. Slowly moving closer he said, "And after that I promised I would never leave you, even death itself couldn't keep us apart. I told you that I love you and I'd love you till the end of time. Because the first time we met I knew that you were the only one for me." By now we were standing just like we were the first time we met, only an inch away. Just like on that night our lips touched, he held me the same way. Slowly the passion began to burn, the kiss grew more and more intense, and his hands sliding down my back to the edge of my top. I ran my hands over his chest and undoing a few of his buttons. He pushed us against the wall while his hand slid up the back of my top.
We heard the door open and snapped out of our crazed mood, to some extent, and tidied ourselves up before Thane reached us. We all sat in silence while we ate our breakfast.
"Seth? If that dream was real then that was 500 years ago," I had suddenly realised.
"Yes it was, it was the year 1501, I was nineteen and you had just turned eighteen a week ago," Seth stated.
"So I'm like 518 years old?" Damn, I look good for my age.
"Umm, no. Rain, you are more like 2000 years old" Seth said hesitantly.
"SAY WHAT!!" I screamed.
"Well you've been around since 1 A.D." Seth said hesitantly, "You are born, you live, you die and then you start all over again, except usually you remember everything. The year we met you had chosen to live as a vampire because you hated how you burnt in the sun. You were so pale to begin with anyways and you thought it would be fun. That's how I became a vampire, Rain was the one who bit me." Seth looked into my eyes to see my reaction.
"I bit you?" So it was me, my fault he was a vampire.
"I asked you to when you told me what you were. It's kind of hard to love you for the rest of our lives when it was pretty clear that one of us was going to live a lot longer than the other, haha!" He laughed. How could he just laugh that off?
"How can you just sit there and laugh? Becoming a vampire is no laughing matter!" Thane shouted.
"Well we were already bound together. I was her Guardian before I became a vampire and she could turn me back at any time she wanted. She was alone! There were no other vampires around at the time so I asked her to turn me! I didn't want her to be alone..."
"There were plenty of vampires in the 1500's,"
"They left! They were terrified of her! Her power far exceeded their own and that terrified them! So they left in fear of accidentally offending her or getting into a turf war, okay?"
I remember this! They all fell to their knees and begged for mercy... I just wanted to have fun and have people who understood me. Humans never understood how I felt, nor werewolves or spirit animals... So I thought that maybe vampires would, but I guess I was wrong...
"That's ridiculous! Why would she care about those vile and repulsive creatures?" Thane shouted.
"Because I was completely alone! No-one cared about how I really felt! They just did whatever I told them to do because I was a part of a rich family or that I was so powerful I could snap them in half in a blink of an eye! No-one cared! No-one listened to what I really had to say! I was surrounded by hundreds and cared for by none! I have lived for thousands of years and hated every one of them! You could never imagine how lonely I was until I finally found Seth! He gave up everything for me; he gave up his soul so I wouldn't have to wander this God forsaken planet alone! He is the only one who cares about me, Raina! Not some Giver of life or whatever, me! So don't go and tell him he was stupid or foolish, I was the one who bit him, okay?" By this time I was completely in tears and had buried myself into Seth's shoulder. He held me tight, stoking my hair and slowly rocking from side to side.
"I'm sorry. I had no idea how hard it was for you" At least he apologised.
Wow, society has really changed since I was last here. Well at least I think it has, but for all I know I could have been here last week. Ugh, I hate not remembering. What if people are out there right now looking for me?
"Hey, are you okay there?" I snapped out of my own little world.
"Yeah, I'm fine. I just wish I could remember... Well remember everything I guess. It's just so frustrating not knowing who you are," I sighed. We had been walking around the city for hours, watching the people scurry along to their jobs or rush to meet their friends for lunch.
"Hey, wait! It's daytime! Shouldn't you be bursting into flames or something?" I had just realised that I had been walking around the city in the middle of the day with a vampire.
"Yeah, if I was a normal vampire then I should be but because
we're soul bound and I'm your Guardian, I can walk around in the
day otherwise what would be the point in having a Guardian who
can only protect you when the suns down," he laughed at me like I
was an idiot for not thinking about the fact that he's my
"Well sorry for being concerned about your health" I snapped. For a guy who's supposed to be madly in love with me he can be a bit of jerk.
"Right, sorry. It just seemed pretty obvious. Then again you have lost pretty much all of your memories so I should've realised that you had no idea of what the bond entails," He shot me a gorgeous smile and continued to drag me around the city until we found a rather expensive looking restaurant.
"Let's eat here! The menu looks great and they have your favourite!" He practically ran up to the counter and got us a table on the far side next to a window. But I'll be damned if I could see where this so called menu was.
"So where's the menu," I asked eagerly.
"Oh, we don't need one! I already ordered for us," He smiled.
"What? But I didn't even see the menu or anything!" How rude!
"Yeah, but you always order the same thing so it's fine" Again with that smile.
"Fine. So what did you get me?" I asked angrily. Just then the
waitress placed a huge bowl full of Spaghetti Bolognese in front
of me along with two forks.
"Enjoy!" She smiled and left us to stare at this massive bowl of pasta.
"Really? This is what I always order?" I was rather disappointed with myself.
"Yep! Why? What's wrong?"
"Well, I figured that growing up in a rich family, I would have had more elaborate tastes?"
"Yeah, I used to think that too but you said you liked the simple things better and you hated all of those fancy foods that you can never pronounce" He laughed, obviously remembering the conversation.
"Well, I guess that makes sense," Turns out I'm not as posh as I thought I was. We somehow managed to devour the entire dish and two lots of the garlic and herb foccacias.