“if an innocent man take a blame
Does that make him innocent or insane?
Would all around him understand?
Or would they look at him in vain?”
History: Lorcan was just a normal mortal with no special talent. He left his dull life in china to work in the states. He thought he could change the world with his degree yet he soon discovers it was not all it seemed. He had a rough start yet with a bit of perseverance and dumb luck he began to shine. Many think this is the time where a goddess would take a shine to him but it was none of the sort for he soon married the love of his life Nadia and they were living happily ever after until envy came into the picture. Lorcan was soon facing a drug charge and a few others felony. Like an honest man he went to court hearing his case he saw the judge, he saw the lawyers, he even met up with the sonographer but what he did not expect was to see was woman standing there in the room looking at everyone. He spend the whole case staring at her and at the end of the day he asked everyone whether they saw as well and you can imagine his face when each one said no.
“a woman in white sitting in the front
hearing our prayers seeing our souls
she knows I’m innocent
but does she knows my reason for all of this?”
As he continued to go into court he sees the woman there at her usual seat sitting alone as she judge all that’s there. Soon the case was coming to an end and the ending was predictable for fate was against lorcan as more and more false evidence came into view lorcan felt it was time to meet the woman in white. As the judge called an end to the hearing he saw the woman in white approach Nadia his wife. Curious and scared he came close yet at that time the woman left leaving his wife with a distress face.
“you will never win and I know he is innocent so let me give you an offer let me have him for one night and all your troubles will be gone. Just one night that’s all I need..” ~woman
With a heavy heart nadia agreed and that night she let the woman in as she saw his husband slept with her. The night was long and as the morning sunlight peeked in the room she was gone. His wife kept quiet about this as she knew it was bad of her to believe in such woman but her words and fact made her believe that she could help even in the littlest of bit. However she did not see any changes in the case as the date of the verdict came close. Lorcan expected the worse as he prepared his goodbyes yet to his surprise the jurors verdict was “not guilty of all charges….” Like the woman said it would be. The couple was happy and as they walked to their home they found two babies in a basket with a letter neatly folded between the two babies sleeping so soundly together.
“I heard your story and I was impress you did not falter to I have to admit some of this is my fault as well so I hope you can take care of these two for me for when the two are together no harm will touch you…” ~apate
Lorcan was confuse till nadia told him about what the woman told her, At first he was angry then he was glad and took in the two he named the girl zahara and the boy Abnir). Both Lorcan and nadia loved the twins taking care of everything they need both loved the twins like their own children. All was well in their family of 4 unaware the vengeance they fought before was far from being relinquish both moved a few times being scared yet as the twins grew older the fear slowly was going away.
“green with envy
Red with pride
All that you desire
Will be mine at last…”
The twins was 6 when misfortune strike as like apate words state never separate the twins for they were like protection charms toward the family yet zahara fell ill and with a heavy heart her twin left her home with her mother. As if on key at the exact moment Abnir entered school Lorcan some cops came and picked lorcan up reading his right and leaving telling him he had no chance. Their words made nadia scared and went off to school hoping to find (twin name) but to no avail. She tried to go to the courts to let go of her husband claiming he was innocent but to her surprise she saw her old mob friends. Lorcan saw her and begged her to run
“forget about the past
Think about the future my sweet
Cause they now have me..
let them not catch the children now please…”
with a heavy heart she left her husband taking zahara with her. Nadia went to two town over going by train as she tried to find a new place to live with little zahara. Life was hard without her mate alone and scared in the world full of troubles. However hard it may be she tried her best to survive for the child she brought with her as she tried to find the other one in hope they could make everything fine. Days change to weeks and weeks into months yet no news of the lost twin all the while little zahara was no longer a child. The petite kid of 6 was now 7 slowly growing up in the small apartment was now going to school forgetting the past her mother waited on daily. On the eve of zahara’s birthday the news nadia feared came in the mail. “lorcan Arnett death sentenced”
“the promised of luck
The words of faith
The chance I lost
Will be gone with you…”
The news devastated nadia to the point of depression she felt the need to end it all. Slowly she took a few household supplies mixed them up and waited in the bathroom as the toxic kills her slowly what she didn’t count on was little zahara peeking through with a smile and drawing in her hand saying happy mother’s day like nothing was wrong. Zahara’s naïve smile and happy attitude made nadia determine to live and more importantly to go see lorcan for one last time unaware of what fate had for her. She took little zahara as they went to see him for a visit unaware on that day he was sentenced to death. By luck the guard let them in and when requested he agreed without a second thought. The mother and daughter duo saw lorcan being brought in
“as the priest asked you what are your wordsYou just give him your silly smile and look at me and zahara..
“if I was asked to change anything I wont for then I cant see you again..”
Was the thing you said “for I do not regret…not one single thing..”
Little zahara was a witness as she saw her father died slowly by the injection and she saw nadia crying her heart out. Zahara was quiet not knowing what to do as she saw the police men took her father away the child did not know who he was and all she could do was try to help her mother to coop. Soon it was time to go back when nadia realize she left something in the cab she told little zahara to wait for her at the train station while she went to get it unaware that would be the last time she saw her dear mother . As nadia left the station she met her end when she met up with her past and was taken leaving the child alone in the station to wait for her mother that will never return. All the while zahara was waiting in the station patiently waiting for her mother. One hour passed soon two then three a few people of course stopped by asking for the child’s mother worried for her safety yet she smiled at them all having trust in her mother’s return. As the clock tick slowly showing the time she felt lonely and hungry still awaiting her mother’s arrival when suddenly a monk sat next to her. He told her she would wait for her mother together as he offered her his food. The child was scared yet she felt his sincerity thus agreed with him. They both waited for nadia at first for hours then days and soon the child gave up on her mothers promise.
“I cant go home anymore..” zahara said crying
“that’s not true child you’ll still go home..” said the monk with a smile
“but mommy isn’t here…she left me”
“that doesn’t mean you wont have a home” the monk said with a smile as he offers his hand. “lets go to your new home shall we?”
With that zahara followed the monk to his temple where she lived with a couple of other kids there. The monk named pying yi gave her a new name Xing Ai as she was now one of their students. Zahara had a good upbringing for a lot of the other kids in the temple helped her out. She was sad for her mother’s departure but those around her helped her to coop with her lost yet it did not stop the pain of being alone.
“a smile..A grin..
A hug and a kiss..
Let it be from a loyal priest or from a loving monk..
But it could never replace the love of a mother…
For even the caring words of a father
Could be replace by the love of a teacher
or the heart of a good friend..
for those two people are forever important..
Zahara lived in the temple for 3 years, in that time she changed from a timid 7 year old to become a very resourceful 10 year old. All those years she tried to surpass her past with the training the monks gave her but it was human nature for a child to call her parent, She saw everyone there having someone to count on while she herself was a loner with nowhere to go cause she was different from her her hair to her complexion everything different from the others. Her sadness escalated as she saw the other children receiving yearly gifts from their parents despite them being there alone still the monk that saved her saw her pain and tried his best to replicate the love she lost. He didn’t do that good of a job for the other children continue to brood him leaving little zahara alone once again to where she discover her powers. She used her powers as a sense of escape as everyone had something special to them to console her during her lonely times as the rest of the people avoided her.
“you can escape danger
But never fate
You can smile but remember..
There’s always trouble that lies ahead..”
They say luck for each lucky thing that happens
At the middle of 2010 zahara receive her first attack. She was doing her chores in the temple alone when a dozen Stymphalian Birds came in to attack the child. She had zero knowledge of fighting thus choose to run away from it all. However it was a dozen of them against her and slowly they caught the child but before they could attack the temple bells was rang making the bird confuse and ran away saving her from being a victim.
There’s bound to be unlucky events that follow through..
Is it true I wonder…
Or is it just a fable they pass down from past to present?
Her 2010 wasn’t eventful until it was the new year eve. Everyone in the temple was awaiting the year 2011 to come and as the moon raise zahara excused herself out where she was attacked by a hellhound that found her scent. She ran as fast as she can and the next thing she knew someone saved her by killing the beast. That someone was a child of zues whim was visiting the temple for the festive season. He looked at her and knew she was in danger thus decided to bring her out to camp being a demigod child of zues and all. As they escape through the disguise of the night as the rest was busy celebrating the year 2011 they took a bus and tried to made their way to an airport to at least reach America. Sad to how yet another monster attacked them this time it was a dozen of harpy. The monk tried to protect her but alas he was alone and when he finally claimed victory thanatos claimed his life. Alone and scared zahara was send back to the temple and by then everyone speculated on why she was out with the a man some say it was an act of true love while others speculated that the man was her father . As the rumors grew her confidence turn zero and the bullying event increase. The older monks saw that and thought they should save her thus send her away to a circus school in Beijing feeling it was the right thing to do to get her away from everything in hope she could recover.
“why you run from the fate you carry?
Its useless my dear
The monster ahead will get worse and worse
Just give up and give in for your life will never win”
Being in the school she tried to make the best of the situation she made a whole new personality and as she gained more and more friends in the new school she also gained some enemies along the way of course she would never know…until it finally hit her. As the years past she learned to used her powers and her skills to avoid monster as the year to come. It was the year 2015 a few years after she came to the school where a Dracnea came in and attacked one of her classmate. Zahara having past experience she defeated the monster easily but the classmate was less lucky for she suffered an injury which resulted in her being retired from the school. Everyone in the school blame her and Zahara became miss popular to enemy number one once more. A satyr that found the injured child in school heard about zahar. He came to the school and made some preparations and with that she was send to camp