Test version Chapter #1
I'd like to thank TOC for giving me an idea for the title, and I'd like to thank Germanicus for reviewing the first chapter to let me know it was ready to be released. I'd never be where I'm at right now without the other writers around me. :grouphug: Note: Do not jump to conclusions from this chapter. I actually liked this chapter! :overjoy:
Forget To Remember
Frey heard the slight sound of footsteps, and slowly got out of bed. The sun was shining brightly through the window, and she yawned. It was too early for anything important, so why were people already up?
She slowly walked to the curtain, and walked outside. Villagers were gathered at one side of the village, while kids were looking at their parents from behind the curtains. It must have happened again; a villager was killed. So many villagers were killed that she had lost count.
'It was their fault,' she told herself. They were all convinced that demons were behind the murders, but there was no weird evidence that stood out. They couldn't rule out humans because all wounds could have been done by a mortal.
“Chief, how long do you intend to stay here!? We have to leave before more of us get killed!” a villager yelled.
“We will not leave this village!” the Chief exclaimed. “Show me the proof that a demon did this! If the murderer is among us, then moving won't help. Our ancestors would be ashamed if we moved away from our land. They had this problem before, and they managed to handle it. That means we can handle it!”
The Chief always mentioned their ancestors, but she felt uneasy when he talked about them. Her heart was telling her that the tales were only lies, mainly because there was no record of them.
“Meow?” she heard from her hut.
“Kina!” she whispered. She went back in the hut, and handed Kina a slice of bread. She had to keep Kina hidden, it was either that or have Kina killed.
It was a few months back when she found Kina. While she was walking around the village, she thought she saw something blue move. She was curious, so she ran over to find the blue creature. To her surprise, she found a blue cat limping. She was scared at first, but the cries the demon made was unbearable. She ended up nursing the cat demon, and became attached to it. The green eyes showed no anger, but kindness, so she gave it a chance.
She knelt down and stroked Kina as she said, “Stay here, Kina. I have to see what we're going to do now.”
She quickly took her nightgown off, and changed into her black T-shirt, and purple shorts. She then ran out of her hut, and was heading toward the villagers, until she felt a hand drag her back.
“What do we have here?” someone said in a laughing tone, and had her trapped in their grasp. She felt hands around her wrists, and they had a tight grip. She looked at the villagers, who were staring at her with terrified expressions. Was she in a demon's grasp?
“No resistance, not even a complaint?” the person behind her said. “Looks like humans really are selfish. They don't even try to rescue this little girl.”
She felt a warm hand travel down her short, dark purple hair. When the hand reached the bottom of her neck, the arm quickly went around her neck. She waited for the choking to start, but the arm didn't block off her breathing.
“Wait!” the Chief exclaimed. “As the Chief of our village, I would like to negotiate with the demons.”
There was a moment of silence, and she thought that the demon would accept. However, the arm suddenly tightened around her neck. She coughed from the lack of air, then the arm suddenly loosened a bit. Was the demon planning on killing her?
“How dare you try to deceive us,” the demon said with anger in his voice. “Watch as I kill this girl!”
The village quickly started to disappear. It was being devoured by darkness, and she felt weaker as the darkness increased. It felt like something was slowly being ripped out of her; felt like she was losing herself.
She suddenly felt like she was underwater; falling deeper into the depths. She couldn't breath, and it felt like she was falling into a deep slumber. Was death waiting for her? Was she going to die not knowing anything? She wanted to live; she wanted to remember.
“-ey!” she faintly heard. “Frey!”
The darkness quickly vanished, and the village was back. She was about to fall down, but she felt a soft hand drag her away. Her vision was blurry, most likely from whatever just happened.
She looked back to see if she could see the demon, but she couldn't identify anything. She thought she saw black, but it was hard to tell with her vision.
“You interrupted my meal, and you're only a kid. You got guts, I'll tell you that much,” the demon said softly. “It's not over, girl.”
She blinked a few times, and her vision was slowly improving. She was able to identify some huts, but whatever she thought she saw was gone. She still felt exhausted; she was surprised she was still conscious. What did that demon do to her? She only heard of demons that caused bloodshed. However, the demon didn't spill blood. They never seen a demon like the one that attacked her. She only knew of a few demons, but none of them was like the one that ran away. The demons lived longer, so they knew a lot about humans. They knew when to attack them, and knew their weaknesses. Humans, on the other hand, were short lived. They didn't have any accurate information on demons. How could they fight against something they knew nothing about?
Her legs finally gave out, and she fell into the arms of the kid who saved her.
“Frey? Are you okay?” the kid asked her.
Akito, nicknamed Aki, was the only friend she had. He accepted her, and never cared about her forgotten past. Everyone else acted nervous around her, so she was usually on her own. She didn't mind though, since she had Aki.
His yellow eyes looked like they were shining, probably from the water that was running down his face. His blue hair that barely touched his neck was like the mighty ocean: strong and pure.
“I'm okay,” she said softly, hoping she spoke the truth. Her body felt so weak; she couldn't move anything. She wanted to sleep, but Aki was constantly shaking her.
She was too tired, even Aki couldn't keep her up for long. She felt her orange eyes fighting to stay open, but the darkness was tempting. She never had such a temptation to sleep before, but she feared that she would never wake up. She heard Aki screaming, and it felt like a wave of pain inside her. She wanted her friend to be happy, but if she died he would become sad. There wasn't anything she could do to help him, either.
Her eyes lost the battle, and she fell into the darkness.