Daughter of Darkness 1

Trivi, the final partial Chao, the last of her kind, walked into a large building as a man started setting up a few tables. Her pitch black hair swayed behind her with each step that she took closer to the man, noticing that another was walking over to him, carrying a small stack of books. “Hello. Have you come for the book signing, love?” Trivi nodded meekly and pulled out a thickly wrapped book from her satchel. “Y-yes. I…It…Well…I just felt a strong connection to..to the people in the book. They…I’m one of them.”

Both men looked back to Trivi and smiled softly, the first going over to get a better look at her. “Well, I’ll be a Dari’s Crimson!” the man exclaimed. “We’ve got a partial over here! Jake. You were right. Darnks. This is truly spectacular. Miss…What is your name?”

Trivi looked up to the man, trying not to blush even though she could feel her cheeks getting warmer with each passing moment. “My name is Trivi. Trivi Caligio. Are you…Rivera?”

The man laughed deeply, nodding in response. “I am, and my friend here is Jake, the man responsible for making this work of fiction so believable. He’s a logger, a keeper of history, and his specialty is your ancestry. He knows more about your kind than even you, I assume.”

Trivi looked down and nodded sadly, a tear slowly falling down her tan skin. “I only know what most people know. even my parents didn’t know very much.” She looked over to Jake then back to her book. “Why isn’t your name on the book as well then?”

Jake looked to the books and smiled gently. “I am but a logger, Trivi. What I did to help was tell him the history of Chao and what makes them who they are. The fictional aspect is all him, and since the history doesn’t make the story, I did nothing to write the book. He didn’t write all that I told him. He was just interested so that he didn’t write a story that was against the truth of your people.”

The partial looked down and sighed. “Oh. That makes sense,” she said, doubting herself for the moment. “I…I…Could you sign my book? Both of you?”

Rivera laughed at her request, but he grabbed Trivi’s book and set it in front of Jake, quickly handing the man a pen. “Of course. Anything for a fan of the truth in the book.” Jake swiftly signed the book, handing it and the pen back to Rivera who quickly signed the book and had Jake grab a third chair so he could talk to Trivi when he wasn’t signing books. Trivi looked down at the two signatures. “Rivera Libertad.” “Jake Frostfire.” Jake chatted with Trivi as well, talking to her about anything and everything he could think of. She was the first Chao of any kind that he had seen, which was true for almost every one of those who came to the book signing.

Everybody had questions for Trivi, and some even asked if she could show them some chaos magic, which she was more than happy to do; usually it was a simple stream of chaos that vanished into the air above or around the humans, but there were a few times when Trivi used her chaos to distort things around the room, such as the chairs, though she always returned things back to normal after her display.

After the signing was over, Jake asked Trivi out so they could continue talking. He was very interested in what she was like, not only as a Chao, but as a person as well. She accepted, and they both started dating for the next few years, getting to know one another as they got closer. The wedding was simple. Trivi dressed in the traditional black dress that her mother had worn on her wedding. “I miss her, Trivi said to her maid of honor, best friend, and soon to be sister-in-law, Jessica.

Jessica nodded gently and held onto Trivi’s hand for a moment. “Of course you do, Trivs, but you’re making her a very proud mother today. Even if she’s in the realm of light, I bet, she’s still standing there, watching you give your life to the only man on Edge who would treat you as a person, instead of a Chao. You’re a very special woman, and he understands that, but he treats you with love and compassion that nobody else could. Now I’m going to go ahead. It’s almost time. You better not back out now. I got dressed up and everything just for you two, and if it’s all for nothing, I’m going to feed you to my stick pile again.”

Trivi laughed softly and nodded as Jessica walked out of the room. She looked at her dress again then looked up to the ceiling. “It’s so hard without you two here. He’s a sweet man, but this is a big step. I’m going to do this, but…I just wish you could be here. It’d be much easier than doing this all alone.” She let out one final sigh and walked out, making that lifelong commitment to Jake.

It was just a few months before Trivi came with child. As the months went by, Trivi started drinking a pitch black drink, known as Karivincta or “Liquid Chaos” as some called it. The drink was known to help Chao mothers produce chaos during pregnancy.

It was a normal day, unlike any of the others before it. Jake woke up and made breakfast while Trivi slowly got up and drank some Karivincta. It wasn’t a bad drink to her at all. It was mostly made up of blood berry juice infused with chaos, so there was nothing harmful to her kind, and a human would have to drink more than a thousand a day for ten years to gain any chaotic powers.

Jake smiled as Trivi gently sat down in her chair and looked down to her plate. It had eggs, some bacon, pancakes, and a box of Chaotrims, Trivi’s favourite snack food. As they ate, Jake asked Trivi what was on her mind. “I…I don’t know, sweetie. It’s been over a year, and we even have a child on the way, yet…I feel as though things are just going too perfect. We have had our little bumps in the road, but we’ve always gotten things back to normal. We’ve never faced anything that we couldn’t handle…Isn’t that at least a little strange?”

Before Jake could answer the question, Trivi winced in pain, almost falling from her chair as her chaos starts to swirl around her. Jake instantly got up and rushed over to his wife, helping her back up. “Fsk. What’s wrong, sweetie?”

Trivi gasped, suddenly short on breath. “It’s…the baby. It…wants out NOW!” Jake nodded and quickly grabbed his and Trivi’s jackets, helping his wife get hers on before he opened the door just to see the woman fall to the ground in pain, her chaos shooting out from her, going out to further than the eye could see.

For a few moments, it looked as through Trivi was dead. She wasn’t breathing, and her light brown eyes were glossed over as though they had no life in them. “Trivi!!?” Jake cried out as he tried not to drop her limp body. Jake looked down for a moment as tears slowly fell down his cheeks. He gently looked up right as a bright light shone from all around his wife’s body. He looked at the light, unsure of what was going on, but hoping that it meant his wife wasn’t dead.

Moments later, Trivi opened her eyes as a thick, black cloud of chaos slowly came to her, slowly seeping into her body. “J-Jake…The baby. Please. Hurry. She still wants out.” Jake nodded and hurried, pulling his wife into a carriage, driving her off to the hospital.

Hours later, Trivi looked at her daughter, half scared, half happy that it was just over. “Her…everything. Her hair…Her eyes…Her skin…It’s all…white.”

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And that’s the start of the first draft. Not sure if I’ll put the next part up or not. Anyway, the next post I put up will be an attempt at helping my fellow writers out. Bye for now.

Hero

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