Life and death hang in the balance during my lifespan, who knows what could happen to you should you dare to read these scrolls.. You have been warned. The rest is YOUR choice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "... Now that you know what I am, you question my loyalty, before the battlefield? Basically asking if I'd kill you in battle..." I stared deeply into his brown eyes harsh and coldly. "IF I kill you or choose to, it will be my fierce garnet eyes staring into yours as I love you to death with my fangs. There will be no escaping it, or me. That's IF I so choose!" ~~ Lady Raptor to Oda Nobunaga outside of Kyoto near Honno-ji ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Aya's POV ( Present year, 2020 ) This is the first time I have taken quill to parchment to tell my story. It involves power struggles and vengeance between old Gods and Guardians for humanity, the ongoing struggle to keep the peace between vampires and other creatures. Plus, walking the thin red line to keep our existence a secret. There are battles and private wars, and so much blood... Such were the Dark Ages. Then later, seeing my country torn apart, the shogunate destroyed. While the people want to try to exist under the possible rule of one man trying to unify the country. This is the time of the Sengoku Period, to name a few. At this present time, of 2020 I have already existed for thousands of years. I would tell my age, but I think when I explain how it all started, you'll have a good idea. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Through vengeance and spite, the world of the old Gods and new is about to end by the spilling of the vampire Guardian's blood. Or is it? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Author's Note: Just as a warning, this book is written in the "slow burn" style. Please keep the Comments and Votes coming! Bless you, all for taking an interest in my book! Thank you! Chloè
Kami ang grupo na uusig sa mga tiwaling pulitiko, mga umaabuso sa kanilang posisyon at nanlalamang sa mga naaapi. May talaan kami. Tanda namin ang mga pangalan niyo. Hindi kami matutulog, binabantayan namin ang bawat kilos niyo. Hindi kami marunong magpatawad. Sisingilin namin kayo sa mga ginawa niyo. Humanda kayo!
A century ago, the Six Triggers stormed the Earth, leaving almost nothing in their path. The first Trigger was famine. Almost in an instant, the entire world's crops died, and almost two-thirds of the population perished of starvation alone. Then came poverty. The social pyramid fell. Money held no value compared to food and medicine. People stayed hidden away with dwindling supplies, anger, and sorrow. Many committed suicide, and even more became criminals. Next came the social unrest; the dreaded Third Trigger. Anarchy broke out and the government fell. With no leadership, humanity struggled to survive when the Fourth Trigger struck. Natural disasters shook the world and killed millions. It left no civilization in its wake, and only one of the seven continents remained. The majority of North America and its inhabitants survived; while the rest sank into the growing abyss of the oceans. The next disaster was disease. Viruses spread like wildfire, bacteria ran rampant in the warm and moist air, and lead to the final Trigger. Mortality. The first sovereign rose up out of the ashes and created the five Dynasties and the Regime, declaring that each would work to create differing essential items. This time, humankind would work solely to survive, not expand. But from some projections, the Sovereign realized that she needed to limit the numbers of births while still maintaining the original population and order. So the Sixth Trigger was made. A brutal survival game that launched all sixteen year olds onto deserted islands littered with genetically engineered animals and traps from before the Triggers for thirty days. Split into groups of five, teenagers are forced to survive with nothing but two daggers, three matches, and each other. Tomorrow is Collection Day, and for Elara Lovejoy, her only thought is survival. But surviving the Sixth Trigger and beating the Sixth Trigger are two very different things.