Cain's Arrival

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Character introductions

Chapter 2 (v.1) - Train Cart

Submitted: August 11, 2009

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Genesis sat with one leg folded under her and the other folded in front of her, tucked into a corner of the sofa they all shared. She leaned her head forward and rested her chin on her knee with a sigh. Looking around the train cart that she now called home gave her a mixture of ease and comfort along with some slight dread and worry. Though it wasn’t usually like that, she found that when that one special person was missing from the cart, it made a part of her feel as vacant as the makeshift house was. Tonight it was John; she looked towards the sliding door that they used as their primary entrance and exit with a longing look in her eyes that her heart matched with a missing beat. They hadn’t been together for as long as it felt, but it seemed that overnight she and John had managed to grow closer together in ways she hadn’t thought was possible with anyone, much less a boy. She guessed that maybe all of them dropping out of high school at the same time might’ve had something to do with it. In fact, it had to. She nodded, as things began to click to for her.
She met John as sort of a package deal; he was friends with a girl name Claire whom she found very endearing. She smiled a warm smile as her eyes moved away from the sliding door and fell on Claire, who sat at the kitchen table, seemingly talking to herself. Genesis’ smile collapsed into a frown. Claire was talking to her friend demon again; Andrew- not that she thought ‘friend’ was the right word for him. Genesis was scared to death of that thing being so close to little Claire, after all demons are evil so no good could…should come of their relationship. As much as she wished she could convince Claire to get rid of him, her efforts would fall on deaf ears. Claire and Andrew had been joined at the hip since as far back as Claire said she remembered, so naturally she thought of him as her friend and asking her, for the love of God, to please get rid of it, would be as ridiculous to Claire as if Genesis had asked her to give up a sister. Genesis shook her head and looked away from the seemingly insane spectacle. The only reason she could tolerate that thing being so close to Claire was because John hated it too, and John hating something meant he was prepared to get rid of it. Since John and Claire grew up together, he technically grew up with Andrew too, so Andrew knew that if he stepped one claw out of line, one curl, or one flick of his tail in the wrong direction…well… Genesis’ full lips pulled back into a smile as her thoughts lead her to John again. Considering her, well, their, circumstances they were in a pretty good spot.
Her and her friends, Claire, Wheeler and John all had a special gift. Some, considered it special, others thought it a curse-‘John’ she thought with a shake of her head, and well others just dealt with it. She smiled at Claire again. She went back to looking at the door. Since the four of them could remember they’d been able to see things that others couldn’t see, ghosts, spirits, and demons, oh my. Since they were the only ones who could see things around the people in their lives it made them special, and apart from special it made some of them seem crazy. With her and her parents, she scared them, almost constantly with her sightings and slight premonitions. They didn’t know how to deal with their daughter and that just wound up making her feel like an inadequate daughter. She smiled in spite of the old memories of her mother and father holding each other and praying to the lord for help with their daughter, despite all their fear and their own inadequate feelings they never left her side or stopped trying to help or gave up on her when she shut them out as a growing teen. Compared to John’s and Claire’s parents and how they handled their kid’s problem she hit the jackpot. Claire’s dad dragged her to hospitals for testing, and eventually wound up taking her for electroshock treatment. A cold shiver of horror ran down Genesis’ back. Just thinking about it made her angry and upset and she just wanted to run over and wrap her arms around her friend’s petite frame. John’s parents just had a natural reaction; ‘they made it worse’ was what he liked to say. They dragged him off to churches, hospitals, anywhere they thought they might offer help for their boy because his saying that he was being haunted by frightening images just wasn’t right. Wheeler’s parents were a different story altogether.
Tonight, John was out with Wheeler at Midnite’s bar. The two usually went out there at night whenever they felt like hanging out or having a drink. Sometimes, John went because Midnite himself needed him for something or the other, he was never too specific on the details unless Genesis asked him for them, which he never seemed to have a problem doing. The things she wasn’t allowed to know he told her so, and then sometimes depending on the situation, told her anyway. Her head shot in the direction of the door as the air whooshed in with a suction noise and the sliding door slid, disappeared to the left, and John stepped in. She took an intake of breath as her lips spread back into an ear to ear smile revealing her straight rows of teeth. She quickly unfolded her legs, got up off the sofa and ran over to him. She threw her arms around his neck just as she finished tossing his jacket over the chair that was by the door. “John!” She cried. He smiled down at her as he put his arms to rest around her waist and leaned his head in for a kiss. She eagerly tilted her head up to meet his kiss halfway. She worked hard to contain a giddy squeal of enjoyment that ran through her body and ended its journey in the pit of her stomach with a transformation that left her feeling like John could feel the butterflies flutter against their stomachs, and she thought that he must have because he smiled as he pulled away from the kiss. “Hey” he said, he ran his hand up and down her back comfortingly. Her eyes closed and she got slight goose bumps on the backs of her arms. She felt her face flush slightly at the embarrassment of her body reacting so strongly to such a simple gesture from him. What he said next sent a shiver down her spine. “Wheeler told me something I think you should be prepared for. We should all be prepared for”, he corrected himself. “Oh yeah, what’s that?” “He had a dream, and something’s coming our way…..a big enough something that…” he paused for a moment and then nodded to himself, “A big enough something that he’s prepared to call and bind a spirit guide to his soul.” Genesis’ eyes flew open in horror and wonder.


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