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A Cursed Gift

A Cursed Gift

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A demon has promised to protect you for life, but do you want its protection? Will you live with it, or will you put an end to a deal with a demon?

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Introduction

Life will never again be the same for those few who have discovered the Shadow Demon species. In a world so cruel, we are in need of protection. That's where these dark creatures come in. Their initial goal was to feed themselves. The blood of humans was the source. When out to hunt their prey, rivalry changed their task. They were caught off guard and quickly defeated. Weak and helpless, they had to retreat to the shadows where they would hopefully find food to help them recover. When they came across a human, they were too weak to be able to kill them easily. They thought this would surely be the end of them. Then the human they encountered willingly fed them blood and created a bond too strong to be broken. The Shadow Demons, the most loyal creatures to exist, bound themselves to humans and swore to protect them from any harm or threat. The human would continue to feed the Shadow Demon and the Shadow Demon would pose as the human's shadow to stay with them and ensure that they would be safe. No problems arose until the Shadow Demons started killing any human that even looked at the human they were bound to wrong saying that they were a potential threat and they couldn't risk letting them live long enough to act upon their dislike. Now the humans must find a way to rid themselves of the curse they once thought to be a blessing.

A bit about the Shadow Demons:
  • They are blood-fed.
  • Have a hard time in areas with light if they haven't been fed.
  • Overly protective over the human that saved them.
  • They aren't capable of teleportation. They travel by appearing as a shadow on the ground and following whoever is most convenient to get where they want to be.
  • In protective mode, they can move incredibly fast and their nails sharpen to razor-sharp claws.
  • They are gender-less.
  • Demons are typically old, so yes, a Shadow Demon is probably very old as well.


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I will create the pairings by random and post them in the OOC.

Shadow Demons:
1. Mathias - Played by bizarre1
2. Alexander - Played by delfiler
3. Akshasha - Played by Sepokku


Humans:
1. Dani Leiber - Played by bizarre1
2. Michael - Played by tornadofan2
3. Eve Holbrook - Played by Forget~Me~Not


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Dani

Dani paused to think about what her demon said. She laughed. "Not good enough for me. That's funny." She looked at her dogs. They were laying in the grass panting with their slobber-coated tongues hanging from their lower jaw. "I guess you are my best friend. These are my beloved pets. One thing about you being here means I'll always have someone around, right?" she asked.

The demon kept talking. He began about the place she decided to sit. "I don't really like the dirt on my butt, but this place is hidden. I don't have to worry about a bunch of other people being around." Dani sat with her knees pulled to her chest and her arms wrapped around them. I can't figure him out. Does he like being here or not? One minute he's calling the Earth a ball of mud and now he's saying he likes the earthy feel. She stared at her feet and rested her head on her knees.

A twig snapped nearby. Dani stayed put and watched the entrance to her little dirt area. Two teenage boys walked in. "Hey, what are you doing here? This is our spot," they said. One had his arms crossed and the other simply looked at her. She smirked. "I don't really care," she retorted. The boy who was looking at her appeared to be ready to just leave, but the other took a few steps toward her. Dani jumped to her feet defensively. "Leave before I make you leave," he said in a threatening tone. Dani didn't say anything. She stood her ground. The boy made a fist and continued toward her.

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Alexander


Alexander sat in a box in front of an house in the day and try to stay away from the beams of light that cut his box in half and slowly crept to him "I'm gonna die in here if this box isn't move" he said scared and weak this box was his last resort to hide in the morning since the sun was coming

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Michael looked at the demon and shrugged. ''I have no clue. A quick jog around the area to check the garden, then, perhaps...'' He frowned, what was he going to do today? Maybe he'd head out into the city later tonight to drink and party. In the meanwhile, he could read a book, study... There wasn't much to do anyway. He just hated being bored.

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Mathias

Mathias gave a slight shrug in his shadowy form. It had grown darker and a little more solid since the feeding. It was finally taking its effects. Gratefulness flooded him along with it. "Well, whatever it is you choose to do, I will accompany you. Just do not cause any harm unto yourself. Perhaps a jog would be healthy for you."

The young boy's health was important to the shadow. It was Michael's blood that kept him alive and that would always be the case. My life will end with his. The thought was dooming. As soon as his blood runs out, I will have nothing.

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Akshasha
Akshasha drifted lazily about the ground, making a shadowy pin-wheel effect around Dani. There was a noise, something organic being disturbed. Never a good sign when it came to this place. He settled down into the dirt, unassumingly into Dani's shadow intertwined with that of a tree and thicket. Two non-threatening fleshballs walked into the unforgiving gaze of Akshasha. One of them clearly the more dominant male his hackles began to raise instinctually. Now Now, he started with a morose thought I cant eviscerate every mammal I see...

He kept a tight lip and allowed the males to talk to Dani. Things began to get heated rather quickly. Akshasha's opaque eyes stared listlessly at the bigger boy, his voice rose. Testosterone flaring through the things body; equal parts serotonin and adrenaline hit the nerves as the he attempts a blind hay-maker at Dani. The boy's eyes close instinctually, but his friend cant help but stare. The shadow of the thicket and the tree appeared to tear from behind Dani, lithe pieces of living darkness flowing towards the young boy. For a single moment that felt like an eternity Akshasha dwelt upon what he had set in motion The other boy will surely report a homicide... Tendrils of writhing pain drove into the boy and he fell screaming.

The second boy ran, sprinting for cover fromthe dangers of the dark. Akshasha moved to rouse Dani, his body pushing her into action even before the silhouettes had finished ravaging the boys corpse. "now is the time to make haste" He hissed at her in broken Aramaic. HUMANS DONT SPEAK ARAMAIC ANYMORE. "I mean, lets get out of here" He amended in a tongue native to his host. The sun was low in the sky, and Dani's short form cast a tall shadow.

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Dani

Dani noticed that her shadow was acting a little unusual. Things were happening. Her spine went stiff and left her standing there in shock. He's attacking that kid. As sick as it sounds, she just stood there and watched. There was a voice nearby that said something in a language she couldn't identify. [i]Is he... using a spell of some sort? The thought was a little ridiculous, but she couldn't think of anything else. He was clearly capable of some sort of magic.

"I mean, lets get out of here." Dani nodded once and quickly ran out of the small, hidden area. Once out, she tried her best a casual glance around and decided her route. Should I go back home? She didn't know where else to go, so she decided on home. That was where everything she owned was at anyway. She pulled on her dogs' leashes to get them to follow her. Both of them appeared to be unsure of their surroundings. The fur on their backs was standing up. Dani realized she had been too distracted by her shadow to note the reaction of her dogs. My poor dogs. She reached down to give them both a quick pet on the head.

It wasn't long before she reached her house. She took the leashes off both of her dogs and directed them to the back door so they could get some water. "What do I do?" she asked no one in particular. She ran up to her room and just stood there. Her mind was beginning to go numb to keep her from thinking about anything. "Maybe I should just.... sleep. That sounds like a good idea." She laid herself in her bed and stared at the wall in front of her, not really feeling any emotions or thinking any thoughts for the moment.

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Dani's Shadow
The remainder of the walk proved to be uneventful for Dani, the dogs trotting along mindlessly as she led them. The whole endeavor regarding the boy and protecting his dear Dani had proved only slightly more taxing than he imaged. Though he did put more energy into it then absolutely necessary, perhaps following a human around for so long had left Akshasha with a sense of whimsy. He was complacent enough to follow her in thought.

Typical rise in chemicals denoting stress. I can feel a dark tinge to her aura. Her companion contemplated everything for the remainder of the walk. Dani arrived at her house very quickly, breaking Akshasha's thought. Like a scolded pet he refused to speak. She does not appear to be very happy with me. The thought of not getting to eat after expending so much energy briefly worried him but before hecould drive himself into a frenzy Akshasha decided he'd better just wait until morning and confront her.

The night passed quietly, Akshasha doing what he always did; patrolling Dani's house. A willowy black whisper of a shadow strolled through Dani's apartment. Brief patches of carlight flash in the windows, two cat's eyes lit up in the shadow, a suggestion of fur as black as night; a cat to anyone outside who may catch a glimpse.

First, a perimeter around Dani's room. Always seven circles around her bed, then one around the room. From there it was a short trot to her parents rooms, then her siblings. Akshasha only cursorily glanced at these, caring little for its inhabitants. Down into the kitchen, like clockwork he jumps onto the counters and does a quick once over of the room, then straight outside to patrol the housing perimeter. Ending near Dani's room anyways it takes the barest effort to phase through her wall back into her room. Starting the cycle anew.

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Dani

Dani eventually phased into sleep. Her head was filled with nightmarish images. At one point, she saw herself with pitch black eyes and skin. White flooring appeared in front of her to reveal the blood dripping around her. She was walking and she couldn't control where she was going. Her arm reached out and slashed the throat of a teenage boy. Another watched in fear, but she did not attack him. Then appeared the figures of her family members. Their bodies lay limp on white flooring all around her.

Dani sprang up in her bed with her eyes wide open. She remained in a sitting position as she looked around her room. Everything appeared as it should. It was a stupid nightmare. Though she knew it was only a nightmare, she forced herself to check the bedrooms of her sleeping parents and siblings. Everyone was still alive. Fully reassured that everything was okay, she walked back to her room.

I don't think I can sleep anymore. Dani looked around her room. It felt small. She took in a deep breath and then let it out. I think... I think I'm going to go on a walk. She turned back around and crept down the stairs to the back door. The front door made a little bit of noise when it opened and it was too close to her parents' bedroom. She opened the door slowly and carefully and then slipped outside.

Outside, the air was cold. Dani's heart beat a little harder. I just snuck out. Her dogs approached her excitedly. The German Shepherd made little whimpering noises. "Shut up, or you'll get me in trouble." she whispered. To keep them quiet, she pet their heads and made them sit as often as she could get them to. They were eager to follow her all the way to the back wooden gate. Either side of the wooden gate was brick wall. She hopped onto a garbage can and then onto a portion of the wall and then over it. I didn't think it would be so easy. She looked around. Where do I go?

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Akshasha
The night Akshasha had long waited for finally came. It was his seventy-third jump from the kitchen table when he heard Dani's door creak open. For a moment he could only mewl like a baby kitten, aghast at Dani's sudden bravery. He kept to the shadows and waited for her to come downstairs. A quick little thing, it wasnt long before she was headed out back to the drooling mutts. He padded over to the door, waiting for her to latch it closed and a second or two after to phase through the door.

Too long, Dani was already starting up the brick fence. He watched her scrabble up and onto it. Either dog was close by her and he produced no scent. He continued to step along lightly, only regrettably giving up his cat guise once the dogs came back to him after losing interest in Dani. Out and about without even asking. Insolence will only get you killed... Akshasha became acutely aware of his hunger. A drive in the very core of his existence.

"If Dani wants to play then I can play." he whispered quietly to himself. He conjured himself up as large as he could handle at his current capacity. Dani's dogs stared but didnt bark at him. He wasn't even sure they could distinguish him from different shades of black. A measly three feet and ten inches of black shadow mountain lion. I look like a starved female runt.. he noted to himself before scrabbling up the walls.

Dani had landed nearby. He picked up on her scent. The warm pulsating drone of her blood sounded in the distance. Even from so far he could hear her arteries feeding the precious little body life-blood. The mountain's quasi-real saliva glands glistened with moisture. The slow stalk of a feline on the hunt began. Akshasha was going to scare Dani out of ever leaving without him again; and enjoy every savory second of it.

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Dani

Dani decided to walk to the end of the street closest to her. The less time she spent walking down one street, the less likely a cop would be to spot her. At least, that was her logic. So, she kept walking throughout her neighborhood. She wasn't surprised at how dark it was but, but she didn't realize how quiet and empty it would be. There was not a single person in sight. However, she wanted to be on the safe side so she stayed alert and listened for every sound and made sure to observe the area around herself every so often.

Dani stayed away from the park she had visited earlier that day. There was bound to be a cop car there. She headed toward another park instead. It was at the very back of the neighborhood and right next to it were brick walls lining where houses were supposed to be. The building process had been delayed, so the spaces were going to be vacant for a while. It was the perfect spot backed by a hill that would either provide an easy escape route or make life difficult. It didn't matter much to Dani. She knew the neighborhood well enough that she was sure she could lose anyone who chose to follow her.

It took about fifteen minutes to walk to the park at the base of the hill. Dani kept close to the back where the park met the hill. It felt like the safest spot. There, she found a curb to sit on and just sat there. She was enjoying her time outside by herself at a time she wasn't supposed to be there. The best part? There was still not a single person in sight.

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Akshasha
The little girl with her head in the clouds flounced away. Akshasha was certain that her head was a-spin with thoughts about the night sky and the quiet pensive calm of the darkness. The girl whirled away tearing through the nighttime as only young female humans could. Akshasha wasn't certain if Dani was wearing pants, but it certainly wouldnt be the first time that she had left without them in the middle of the night. He thought his situation over. What would frighten her the most... Many contemplations raced through the shadow's mind as it kept pace with his thoughtful owner. She seemed to be avoiding something as she went, perhaps the shadow could use that to a certain effect.

After quite some time, or at least what felt like an unnecessary amount of running to the already hungry shade, Dani had settled herself somewhere she decided was fit for her throne. A small concrete ledge near the back of the park, she sat down her heartbeat alone beating against the cool gale of the wind. It was silent like this for awhile. Akshasha chose not to make himself known for now, instead listening to the calming pulse of Dani's heart. It could have been an eternity. Sadly, Akshasha was a realist and it was more like eight minutes before a second heartbeat was heard off in the distance.

Akshasha was off like a wisp, to greet the newcomer in his own unique way. The man was only a little less than a quarter mile away; and was simply taking a moderately paced stroll through the night. Akshasha sighed, I cant simply assault a jogger... He wrestled with the thought for a bit. Perhaps the jogger could attack Dani though... Akshasha put on his scariest motif; making himself to be just over four feet high and jet black, quadrapedal with vicious claws and a sloped back ending in a jaw filled with points. The tail that expressed his agitation was only Proverbial icing on the mortal's cake or so he told himself.

Akshasha waited in his vicious feline guise, just past the fork in the road that divided Dani's park with the rest of the neighborhood. The man's heartbeat droned heavily, in time with his footsteps, he was quickly approaching the shade's hiding spot. Akshasha almost shuddered with anticipation. Dani gets to have all the fun... he thought to himself as he sprung forth from his hiding spot in a nearby backyard. The jogger's eyes went wide with horror, and he halted in his traps. Akshasha felt upset by the under reaction. Maybe he is just stupid... The jogger mumbled something about Pumas and turned and darted in the other direction, straight through Dani's park. That's more like it... now I only have to steer Stepping through the shadows proved tiring for Akshasha, but he managed to, albeit a little awkwardly, force the jogger to run toward the back hill where Dani was to be waiting. The man never screamed, to the shade's frustration, and instead seemed entirely focused on outrunning the would-be Puma.

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Integra Amatum

A young wealthy teenager who only recently came into his fortune

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Akshasha

"Fate is a manifestation of MY will"

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Michael

''Meh... I'll be fine.''

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Alexander

yes, i know but, i just want you safe!

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Mathias

"Nothing will ever hurt you."

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Dani Leiber

"I can never win."

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Alexander

yes, i know but, i just want you safe!

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Mathias

"Nothing will ever hurt you."

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Michael

''Meh... I'll be fine.''

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Integra Amatum

A young wealthy teenager who only recently came into his fortune

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Akshasha

"Fate is a manifestation of MY will"

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Dani Leiber

"I can never win."

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Michael

''Meh... I'll be fine.''

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Mathias

"Nothing will ever hurt you."

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Akshasha

"Fate is a manifestation of MY will"

Character Portrait: Dani Leiber
Dani Leiber

"I can never win."

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Integra Amatum

A young wealthy teenager who only recently came into his fortune

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Alexander

yes, i know but, i just want you safe!


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