Rebecca turned around to see this male in the kitchen, looking through the refrigerator; he looked like he had been drinking a lot!!!
"Asher? What the hell are you doing here? And what did I TELL you about your drinking problem? You are going to PICKLE your liver!!! Aww man.....I wonder if your sister knows that you're here.....Come on......I'll get you something to drink......close the door please.............what have I gotten myself INTO these days?"
Asher did not know who Rebecca was right off-hand; his drinking really messed up his memories at times, but he was quite the telepath when he wanted to be.
Graymite finally opened the front door to see a rather tall teen, about 16 or 17, standing in the doorway with bags and a Red Cloak on his left shoulder.
"Master Benaires? The Agency sent YOU for the training? How is this even possible?" He asked, as ben was to stroll through the doorway, placing his bags onto the floor, smiling some.
"You requested one of the best, so they sent ME to train you all. Besides, if that young girl in the Blue comes here, you all will have the extra help that you need to catch the culprit. I wanted to go elsewhere, but since I am split up already, it's really difficult for me to change. I have been having that problem a LOT lately. Damn you Lady AIR!!"
"Well, it is an honor and a privilege to meet you. I had absolutely no idea that YOU were the source of Lady Abraxis ability to manipulate Dark Terror in some instances from what I have seen. Uhm, I'll introduce you to her if you like Master."
Ben shook his head, responding to the Conduit,
"No that is alright for now Graymite. I just want to have something to drink and look over those reports before you and Abraxis get into trouble with the Agency again. OH, sorry about that....they told me to bring your pay today...I know that it's kind of early, but something about a Police Officer being killed has everyone talking about you two, or four as it were, including Rebecca and Erixa. Is she still fighting with her alcoholic brother by the way?"
Graymite would point over to the kitchen door, revealing Rebecca walking out with Asher, holding his hand. "Did you HAVE to ask Master Benaires?"
"Oh!! We have another guest brother? He's cute!!!" Rebecca blerted out, while trying to help Asher to the couch to sit down.
"Uhm, sister, this is Benaires......he's uhm, sort of your boss too...."
Benaires was to immediately walk over to Asher and Rebecca, sniffing at the both of them, still being a DAICHON in all. Asher would not be able to read ben's mind; in his Split form, his anti-psychokinetic shields were up in full, since his form was split and it was quite draining on his stability. However, Benaires could very well read the minds of anyone of his choosing.
"Hmm.....Rebecca is it? You're baking cookies...Chocolate chip in fact; you don't know who I am and you do not understand what is going on. Asher, you are trying to read my mind but you can't. You are always drinking and it is costing your sister her livelihood. She has to work overtime just to support YOUR terrible habits. You should be in school somewhere, but no one will accept you because of your stupor when intoxicated. Your telepathic abilities are top-notch, well, they USED to be. I'm going to get you some Ambrosia so that you can get some sleep. I'm not going to let you corrupt such a talented Gatherer either. You are going to sober up or I might have to punish you. Unfortunately I have to give you a job with the Agency as my assistant. You stay right there young man.......Graymite...find him some more suitable clothes to wear, and fetch him a warm bath. That IS your job as a Conduit you know...."
Graymite smiled and giggled to himself. He knew of his duties though; that was one thing for certain.
Abraxis sat wearily on her bed, simply staring at Erixa. This was the first time in years that they had actually been alone together. Abraxis looked defeated, tired and very hungry. She did not want to eat right now; she wanted to cuddle with Erixa for some unknown reason, as she wanted to explain so badly.
"I am not actually sure of how you may take of this, but I will do my best in trying to explain. There is something about you that I cannot figure out. It's how you act so compromised at times that you become so angry at and with people. I try not to say anything about it, but you are such an alluring person to me, and I do not know why that is so. I know that we argue a lot, and I do not mean to be so brash about things. My emotional state is a wreck, and without Gray being by my side, I'd probably summon an Anti-matter bomb and blow this entire city into ashes. I've got abilities that I do not even know how to use correctly and that is what I was locked up for. The children at my old school used to always make fun of me. There was this one little boy named Graymite, who always looked at me like I was another person. He treated me with kindness, respect and love in a lot of instances that I couldn't fathom or even begin to understand. I was not too fond of being around people, or going out to far from home. My parents thought that I was simply lashing out from lack of attention. Then one day, some bullies were picking at Gray. He was crying and they had actually broken his nose.
When I saw this, I lost it. I kindly walked up to those bullies and made all of them implode. People were screaming and children were terrified. I started crying bloody tears, turning around to Gray. He only wiped my face and told me to take him home to his Grandmother. I was not done yet. I took it upon my other abilities to make gas lines under the school erupt, causing a leak that killed almost everyone in the school. Bodies were everywhere....I was so angry that they had done that to the ONE person that I loved with all of my heart. Of course I haven't told HIM that; I would be devastated if he did not return the same feelings. When we got about two blocks away, I made that entire city block go up in flames, killing everyone that lived over there. It was as if a Demon was yelling into my ear to kill them; to kill all of those that hurt my Gray. People still do not understand why it is that I age so fast. We were the same age when that happened. I was about 10 and he about 9 or so. After that, my parents were infuriated.
I was taken to an Asylum for Psychiatric Evaluation and treatment. I was in that hole for eight fucking years. I cried.....and I cried for Gray, but they would not let me contact him. I was heart-broken. I did not eat....I dared not to use my powers and make everyone hate me. ALL that I wanted was for Gray to console me while I was in there. Moving forward to two years ago; I finally get a chance to go outside of the Asylum for some fresh air. I didn't bother using my writing skills since I could not talk anyways.
My father had come to see me; my mother was very, very sick. She was stricken with grief over this entire thing and was wasting away. I told my father to find Graymite and to bring him to come and see me. I had heard rumors of an Agency that would hire anyone with abilities to begin Hunting down criminals. My dad thought that I was just crazy, but he brought Gray up there to finally see me. I cried some more, and we started to visit every single day. He then asked me why I could not talk, so I explained it to him in its entirety;
When I was 5 years old, I had my first period. My mom thought that I was possessed by the Devil himself. I did not talk much, even as a child. I knew even at that early age that I could DO things; incredible things that defied human imagination. I could broadcast my voice, and when I say BROADCAST, I MEAN IT. I could talk so loud, that it sounded like a force from the very sky all around you. I was in first grade, and...I liked this girl named Clairmont. She treated me nice and didn't bother asking me about anything. One day, wouldn't you know it, some boys were throwing Saliva balls at her. I got angry and screamed. I blew out every single teacher's eardrums and all of the students in the entire SCHOOL. I shattered windows, cracked concrete floors and even burst water lines in the sub-basements, causing massive flooding and tons of damage. I walked Clairmont out of the school and waited for the Police to arrive. Child protective Services came...it was a big mess. My mother decided that it was best to have my Vocal chords stitched shut so that I would not speak any more evil.
I couldn't even tell my mother that my own uncle had been drinking with me for two years either. I wanted to get away from everything. That's why I like Ambrosia so much. My Uncle told me something interesting as well; He said that Human beings are the worst life forms on this very planet. I used to spend the weekend with him, drinking and talking about school. He bought me clothes and actually spent time with me. He never took advantage of me or anything like that. He even knew what other kinds of powers that I had as well. We went to the mountains one time. I conjured up an anti-matter bomb to prove that I wasn't just imagining that I had such a power. He had a heart attack that day. I panicked and called the Police. He almost died because of me. We still talk to this day, but he said that we won't be going to the mountains anymore. He's no fun!!! Moving along, after Graymite found out about the Agency, they took it upon themselves to get my case completely erased, as if I had been living a nightmare. I cannot tell him how I feel though.
And that's when he introduced me to YOU. I was enthralled to have another friend too. I mean Rebecca is my heart, but I have always WANTED to be friends with you or something more. I call myself to be eccentric and quite the oddball."
Asher looked quizzically at the DAICHON. It was true, he couldn't read his mind. But that wasn't what bothered him. It was the fact he seemed to know so much. It made Asher uncomfortable. Usually HE was the one to know secrets. Well, most of the time. If he wasn't so thrown into a stupor, which was a rare case, he'd know more about someone than they knew themselves.
He tilted his head, gazing bleary-eyed at Benaires. "Haven't been to school in years. And whaddya mean, costing my sister her livelihood? She hasn't complained...much..." He wracked his brains for times she'd yelled at him about his drinking, but he was in such a muddled state that couldn't recall more than a few memories. The sensible part of him whispered, Only goes to prove the DAICHON's point, don't you think? Asher groaned, burying his face in his hands. He adored his sister. The last thing he wanted to do was discourage her, yet here he was.
Erixa blinked rapidly as Abraxis finished her story. Or rather, confession. Not once in her life had she heard something quite like that.
"We-e-ell," Erixa said slowly. "I, uh...wow. Sorry, I'm not entirely sure what to say..." she ran her fingers through her blue hair. "You know, you're honestly one of the closest friends I've got. And I know, it doesn't seem like it, with the way I act, but it's true. You've got a special place in my heart. And know....please know that I'm always here for you, if you ever need anything."
Smiling, she rose to her feet. "I'd like to work on the relationship between us, Abraxis. I'm sorry if I've made things difficult on you. Believe me, it was never my intent." She took hold of one of Abraxis' hands. "I like you. Very much."
"I am tried, and very sleepy. Using a certain amount of my abilities puts a significant drain upon my body for some unknown reason. You are welcome to sleep with if you like. Graymite is busily attending to your brother perhaps. I hope he doesn't drink too much...the last time he got severely intoxicated we had to get him out of a tree!! I mean how does he consume that much liquor into his body? It may be just as well then..."
Abraxis then crawled up to her side of the huge bed, plopping onto her left side, right arm now behind, patting the empty side of the bed in order to signal for Erixa to come to her side if she wanted to.
Decisions, decisions Erixa!!!
"I'm going to pour you some Ambrosia while we talk this out Asher. If you're going to be my new assistant, then you are going to have to start facing reality son. Rebecca, could you whip me up some ice please? I hate drinking Ambrosia when it is warm."
Rebecca nodded, letting forth a slight hint of a smile. She knew that Asher would have to talk this over with Benaires sooner or later, versus trying to explain things to his sister.
Ben then continued on, setting up a table for the two to have a drink and to talk things over for a little while. Graymite was in the second floor bathroom, running some hot bath water for Asher. He figured that maybe this bath would sober him up a bit and to help for him to relax.
"You are one distinguished telepath young Asher, but you lack vision, depth and discipline. You tend to run away from a lot of things that you should've faced a very long time ago, so hiding behind the bottle is kind of stupid. You are going to have to gather your senses and begin to recover what was lost oh so long ago. Don't you WANT to do things at your own leisure and live a normal life? I mean, even as a telepath, you used to have credentials and were recognized in many places; now you're a hermit; a shadow; a wandering spirit who fell off the wagon quite some time ago. That deeply concerns me you know."
Erixa hesitated, but only for a moment. She crawled up next to Abraxis, laying on her side to face her. An unexpected shyness crossed Erixa's face before breaking into a smile.
"If Asher does end up drinking too much, you have permission to take whatever means necessary in order to get him in...order. But he's Graymite's problem at the moment."
She shifted, tucking one arm underneath her head, her other free arm brushing hair away from Abraxis's face.
Asher's face lit up at the mention of Ambrosia. Drinking the petty stuff all day was getting boring.
ASHER DIMONT YOU FUCKING IDIOT. NO DRINKING!
He waved off the sensible voice. This would be the last one. No more.
You say that everytime... the voice warned before falling silent.
"I do not run from things!" He protested at Ben's 'accusation'. "I just...sit around...and...that's not important, though! And living with Erixa is normal. At least, for me. I'd rather live in the shadows. I don't like...people. Well, their thoughts. They scare me. And...and..." A wave of emotions rendered him incoherent for the next few minutes. Only when he was handed the Ambrosia, he settled down. "Why do you want me as your assistant, anyway?"
You are QUITE the ONE!!!! REBECCA...BRING MY ICE...WE HAVE MUCH TO DRINK!!!!!!
Ben BELLOWED OUTLOUD FOR EVERYONE TO HEAR!! His booming voice was hilarious!!!
"Look young man.......I want you as my assistant because I see potential in you. And....for your information...you have a past that you don't like......and THAT is why you are RUNNING....You can't bullshit someone who is 45, 690+ years old........I've seen it all.....I've known it all and I'm still learning...so you can save that childish shit for someone else. You WANT this drink...you WORK for me....PERIOD!! I do not want to hear your childish ways of dealing with people. That is just stupid and CHILDISH....you WANT Ambrosia...? I can give it TO you...but you have to WORK...and clean yourself up...you look like a FUCKING HERMIT!!!" Ben said, as his pounding of the left fist onto the right arm of the couch would cause a dimensional RIFT in time. It ebbed out from the epicenter of his landing from his fist. Time would distort quickly, showing the previous past of Asher's most PERSONAL moments; from being born and even his sister arguing with him time and time again from his drinking. Time would then reverse back to the current state, as Ben looked at Asher, now GROWLING, actually; ben WAS a CREATURE: a DAICHON...this demonic, Wolf-like creature that was able to crush all of his enemies under his paws.
"Shut up and drink. You will answer to me and ONLY ME young man; I'm going to get you together if it KILLS me...and they have TRIED.....for over 11 MILLION years...........Graymite is running a HOT bath for you.....I am going to BATHE you.....I am going to take care of you until you SOBER up......You are MY EMPLOYEE.......I've already gotten permission from your sister to DO as such.....I can WIPE your telepathy and make YOU a fucking VEGETABLE......Unable to speak, unable to talk......You have absolutely NO idea of the depths of my abilities young man, so SHAPE UP OR SHIP out...and IF you try to walk through that door....I WILL TOSS you into Phlegathon...you will not be able to get out and you will not be able to move...you will not be able to think, breathe or anything else...NOW...drink this drink...and sit in the FUCKING TUB...let me BATHE you, put you to bed and you WILL get some rest....your first assignment starts tomorrow morning...you will be doing PAPER WORK and studying TELEPATHY ALL OVER AGAIN......since you think that you fucking KNOW everything....Your ID will be made tomorrow and you will have your fingerprints done at the Main Office. You WILL EAT, sleep, and SHIT my commands.....UNTIL you can SOBER up some Asher.....you are WASTING YOUR LIFE....and I do NOT want that from one of the greatest Telepathic people in this city!! Now DRINK...and I will give you all of the details tomorrow...okay? You cannot keep GOING like this......It's not fair to your parents...whom I KNEW and......your sister............"
Abraxis was fast asleep!!! She only took her left hand and placed it within Erixa's.....now actually snoring a LITTLE; she was exhausted and often talked in her sleep too.
"Please do NOT leave me.....I do not know what I'm doing.......my emotions are a mess.....Please do not get upset with me....I have wanted to tell you this since we met, but I cry a lot...I cannot do this anymore without you.....Please,....just.........hmm..........."
And there she went: into her deep sleep to recharge her abilities.
Graymite had finished running Ashers' bath water, knowing just what master Benaires was about to try to DO to him; try to talk some sense into Asher to get him to sober up; this case was about to get very, VERY interesting.
Asher shrank back, frightened by Ben's outburst. Meekly, he chugged his Ambrosia as his past swirled around him. As soon as the time rift was done, he rose to his feet, dazed, and walked to the bathroom.
"What the fuck have I gotten into?" He mumbled.
He stripped himself of his clothes upon reaching the bathroom, tossing them to Graymite. He then settled into the tub, slightly rattled, and waited for Ben, unaware of what his new boss had in store.
Erixa watched Abraxis for what felt like hours before kissing her cheek.
"I won't leave you, Abraxis. I promise."
She wrapped her arms around her, pulling the taller girl close. Erixa rested her chin on Abraxis's head. Before she knew it, she'd fallen fast asleep as well.
Graymite watched Asher walk past him: he looked like he had seen a GHOST!!
"Oh boy....I'd better get him some notes ready and get those reports ready before Corporate calls us and we ALL get into trouble. Oh the burdens of being a Conduit, hehehe." Why was he so impartial about how everything was going thus far? He knew that the trick was to KEEP breathing!!!
Ben shook his head, then walked up the stairs to the bathroom, nodding at Graymite. He then spoke out quietly, "Do you think he is going to listen to me Graymite my boy? That kid in there has the potential to be so much more. We need him on this case to catch the girl in the blue. I don't know if even Abraxis' power will able to defeat her if they both trained at the Asylum together you know. Something is rotten and it isn't those mushrooms down on third street either. We are going to get to the bottom of this. Oh pray, let me check on the other two trainees then. Go and get those reports ready and help Rebecca with the cookies. Abraxis is going to be famished once she wakes up. As a matter of fact, just how Old IS that girl anyways? You should know; you ARE her Conduit. Not a very GOOD one, but you will have to do though."
"Master!!! I will have you know that I have been training for this job since I was eight years of age sir. I am very proud to be her handler. I know that she is a bit morbid and odd, but she does mean well. How would YOU act after being locked up in a mental ward for almost nine years Master? Cut her a break sometimes. She is still getting used to being outside in PUBLIC."
"I'm just kidding Graymite. I know what is going on with her. I've never even met her in person. I've only read her evaluation forms over the past three years and she seems to be doing very well. Erixa is one fire cracker that just can't be extinguished; I'll tell you THAT one fore sure. Anyways, just help out until these two wake up and we will get back to business. Consider this our "Down Time" for now."
He replied, now walking back downstairs and towards Abraxis' main bedroom. He slowly opened the door, only to witness two young girls fast asleep. He walked closer to see Erixa; her blue hair shined against the sunlight that was creeping trough the window by the bed itself. And there was this six foot two, beautiful creature who was out cold; Lady Abraxis Invectium, age of assumed 22 or 24 years old. Ben smiled as he looked her over.
"So she is the mighty Abraxis huh? Wow....this case is going to get VERY interesting. Two hot girls with almost nothing on asleep in the same bed. Ah to be young these days...it must be nice I guess. Get some rest you two. Lady Abraxis is it? I will speak with you soon."
Before ben could turn around to leave, he would hear a voice echo out without too much noise.... :3
"You dare to come into my room whist I sleep Benaires? You ARE very bold.....Master...I am hardly dressed and you are being very lewd."
"Abraxis I presume? It is a pleasure to make of your acquaintance dear. I can see that you waste no time in hitting on women either. You look well for someone just out of an Asylum you know. I've read your evaluations and you are handling yourself very well. People still mistreat you, but I am sure that they just do not understand your past. Killing a few people tends to stir up controversy. And that must be Erixa the Gatherer. She has a very nice pair of legs to boot. Such a sweet creature. I'll be sure to flirt with her when she wakes up as well."
"Oh do not embarrass me Master. It's not like that. Oh you would not understand how I feel sometimes. You can't go around flirting with your employees Master. They are going to look at you differently you know. Oh never mind that!! What are you doing in here anyways? I probably will not wake up or stir until morning. These powers of mines are.....I don't know....strange."
"Oh don't worry about it. You just need more training and I was sent here to help you all out on this case. I know Erixa has a lot of strength as well, so we should be quite formidable for our enemies on THIS one. And you don not have to scowl at me; I was just checking on everyone. I will talk with you in the morning. Get plenty of rest. I do not know why Channeling time drains you SO much dear, but I am going to help your Conduit get better control of your abilities somehow. I just have to figure out how to DO that first off. Alright, I'm off then. See you later dear. Abraxis......"
"Wait a minute......YOU are training me? Why I never even got a letter from the Agency. I am NOT worthy of the ALMIGHTY beniares Alex Silver DAICHON's presence!!! Forgive my rudeness My master!! yes...yes.....I will see you in person in the morning sir!!! DEFINITELY!!! Uhm, Master? Could you NOT flirt with Erixa please? I am trying to establish a good relationship with her and you will only make things even more difficult."
"Yeah...yeah.....yeah Abraxis...get some rest now. You deserve it." He thought to himself, as he turned around, waving his hand in arrogance, only to close the door tightly. He placed his hands in his pockets and headed back upstairs to the bathroom, shutting the door behind him.
"These kids are just something else. Benaires my boy, what did you get yourself into THIS time? And with your form already split into five, how much longer are you going to keep this charade up?" He then ran over to the toilet, throwing up blood and vomit violently. Asher was to see this first-hand!! Ben's tears welled up in his eyes; why was he suffering like this now? he flushed the toilet after the dry heaving stopped, taking a towel from the towel rack above the toilet to wipe his mouth thoroughly.
"Oh I hate that.......Even with MY power Asher, when you are split into five separate entities for THIS long, things tend to take a strain on your body. I'm healing slower than I am burning energy, so things tend to get confusing for this body at times. I'm going to be okay once I re-fuse back to my MAIN body, but until my training is over, I have to deal with this for a little longer. Anyways, let's get you freshened up and ready for beddie-bye time Asher...."
Graymite was back in the living room, doing some light dusting. He hummed a little song every now and then, just smiling away. Why didn't anything bother him up until now? He carried on such a care-free demeanor that you would not know if he was sad, save for that smile and his upbeat attitude. Rebecca sat there, just staring at her own brother; he just did not let things bother him at all. Why?
"Why doesn't he let any of this simply get on his last nerves? This is much to handle, but it doesn't phase him at all."
The House phone then rang out loudly, as Rebecca stretched out her left arm to pick up the receiver, "Hello Invectium Residence?"
"Very well Rebecca. How are things going with you?" Said a voice on the other end.
"DAD!! It's great to hear your voice!!! How are you doing old man?" She said, wiping a tear from her left eye. They had not spoken in over four months since the last incident.
"How is my little girl handling being a big and bad Secret Agent? How is your brother doing? Is Lady Abraxis still hitting on Erixa?"
"Dad......it's not like that. Abraxis' feelings are very delicate and we are ALL trying to tend to her emotional state. She is a walking time bomb that's ready to go off at any second you know. You and mom still traveling the world huh? Did you both get the shot glasses that I sent you?" She asked, waving at her brother to come closer to be curious.
"Yes, YES!!! We got them...who made them? They look expensive dear!!" Said the man on the phone.
"There is a Blood Farmer named Xeno Tepes Gothra who is over in the next village that has a most quaint and cute Jewelry Shop that he makes things at. I helped to solve a string of thieves in that village a few years back and I asked him for a favor. It's nothing for him. Benaires is here as well. He's upstairs helping Asher to bathe or something like that." She replied with glee.
"Oh? Benaires!! Now I haven't heard THAT name in some years. I'm sure that he is doing well. He is probably still training and looking for his mother in all dear. Well, I was just calling to check in on everyone. I'll tell your mother you all said hello dear. Keep in touch will you please? And don't give your brother too much grief. I mean that..."
Rebeccas blushed, pulling on her brother's left ear...."Oh HE is fine....I won't beat him up TOO badly dad.... bye now!!"
Graymite then sat down at the dining room table to fill out the reports and to do some light studying.
"So what are you working on bro?" She asked politely, as she checked her timer for the Cookies. He lightly responded as he was to remove his hooded clock, for which he wore almost all of the time, "Reports still have to be filed for the Main Office of what happened today sis. We still do not have much information on the person that was killed. We DO know that someone was after that man, but we still do not know why. Abraxis performed that Channeling of Time, only to reveal more questions than real answers. That girl in the blue dress is what's bugging me. We hadn't seen her before but Abraxis says that she knows just who she is. Master Benaires seems to know more than what he is letting on, so I'm kind of intrigued as to how all of this actually connects. Erixa is going to be busy with a love life, so I don't know how she is going to be much help after this."
"L-L-Love life? What are you talking about brother? Abraxis is just lonely. She wouldn't dare DREAM of hitting on poor Erixa, would she?"
"I don't know...Abraxis is YOUR best friend. I'm just her handler and Conduit."
Rebecca then pouted turning her nose up a bit, "Well don't you make it TOO obvious now bro..."
Deep in her thoughts, Abraxis cringed at the fact that she had so much power sleeping inside of her. The night terrors hadn't started as of yet, and she tried her best to make sure that she did not harm anyone. The last Night Terror that she had ended up in her breaking her own arms; she thought that someone was actually trying to EAT her alive so she fought off whatever that it was with all of her might, which resulted in her breaking both of her arms simultaneously!!
She began whimpering a little as she tried to remain calm. She could feel the darkness of the room began to get morbid since the sun had finally set. Almost an entire day had gone by and the time was about 8 pm. They had spent the entire day trying to gather things together. Well, mostly Graymite as he was still writing the report based on the information that he had gathered all throughout the week. He could feel the energies in the home begin to stir; change somewhat. He cleared his throat, looking back and forth up those stairs. Benaires had finished bathing Asher and had finally put him to bed. The little tyke was a drunk, but Ben knew exactly what he was doing by treating him like a child. It was a part of his therapy and Asher would probably rack his own brain in trying to figure him out eventually.
"Alright Asher....get some rest tonight please. I have a lot of paperwork to do for you in the morning and you have to take your fingerprint tests back to the main office tomorrow afternoon. We are going to introduce you to a few people and get your training started so that you can focus a bit more. you are going to have a good breakfast and then we will see how you react in being sober for a few hours at time to hone in on your telepathy again. Good night kid."
Abraxis settled down when she heard Erixa's voice. Perhaps this thing with Night Terrors was going to begin to stop if Erixa was around. Abraxis slept like a rock at times, but with the Night Terrors, she could wake up and start causing harm to people without even knowing it. Her Consciousness would scream out at anything at times, hence the large scars where her arms were fused back together.
Asher's door would unlock and fling open, as ben was aglow of purple, black, and violet, almost completely illuminating the large bedroom. He then stopped, reaching out his right arm to flick on the light switch. He wanted to see Asher's reaction to the bogeyman legends!!! (XD)
"haah!!!! I KNEW that you couldnt' fall asleep THAT easily kid!!! Oh it's just my normal routine of haunting people for fun. Come on now, sit up and have your evening dose....here......I got it nice and cold for you!!! Abraxis sent me the entire story through her Night Terrors, so I've known about you for months kid. drink up...let's talk a bit, shall we?"
Ben then tossed a leather pouch, about equal to a Fifth in modern times of Ambrosia to Asher to consume. Ben wasn't enabling him; he knew about the drinking problems and still wanted to try to get Asher together before work. Ben pulled up a chair and sat next to Asher, staring into his face, almost trying to explore his emotions if one could.
"You're invigorating, yet very odd. It's as if someone's closed a very large window inside your mind, and you will not let anyone open it. Care to explain to me what that is LIKE kid? What's going on inside that has you so fucking afraid of even YOURSELF Asher? You can tell the furball. Oh......I forgot to tell you; I'm only in this human form for a little longer. If anything happens to me, please protect your SISTER for me. I've got a feeling that I won't be around to see you all through to the end on this case anyways. Well, that's what I think anyways. Go on....I'm all ears..."
"What the hell's it matter to you?" He snapped. "It's my mind. Thoughts belong to their owners. They're not meant to be seen by anyone else!"
He took another long pull at the flask.
"As for the other matter...what makes you think you won't make it very far? You're a fucking DAICHON. Oh, well. We've all got our weaknesses."
His face flushed as he realized how much he sounded like his sister. She must've rubbed off on him when he contacted her in the car. Boy, was he rusty.
Rusty for a reason.
Asher flinched suddenly, and set down the flask.
"You know what? I'll tell you," he said, resigned. "I was probably about, oh, eleven or so. This was after Mom and Da were murdered. Eerie and I had been living on the run, knowing that if authority found us, we'd be separated and placed into different orphanages. We were fine for the most part. Eerie continued her training - her teachers didn't know what had happened. I stayed in the shelter we'd found under a bridge. We'd come close to being discovered a few times, but one quick telepathic link, and they'd be heading in the opposite direction.
"A month into winter, Eerie didn't come home. I didn't think anything of it at first; it was typical for her to be late. If she was seen by authority, she'd be taken in, so she learned to take detours. Only when it fell dark did I realize something was wrong.
"I used my telepathic abilities to contact her, but all I got was a muffled, fuzzy answer. Just one word. RUN."
Asher shuddered, closing his eyes.
"She was all I had left of my family. Honestly, I didn't care too much for Da - he was an alcoholic. Worse than me. Mom, however...she knew how to help me handle my powers. But after the murder, I was left with Erixa, my best friend and sister. Whatever was going on with her, I couldn't let her face it. So, being the foolish, reckless kid I was, I chased after her.
"It was frighteningly hard to do so. I had a permanent link set up with her, but it had almost been muted. I'd find out later she'd been drugged. Anyway, after a few hours of searching, I found her in an alley. Two guys were pummeling her, asking for information on one of her teachers, Ragni, I think. She was practically unconscious, babbling out things I'd never heard her say about Ragni before. There was blood everywhere.
"I...I honestly don't know how to explain what happened next. I just kinda...lost it. I took over one of the guy's minds, forced him to take out his companion. After he'd snapped his neck, I...I tortured him. Mentally. By the time I realized what I'd been doing, he was...basically trapped inside himself. He couldn't move. He just sat there, slumped over and drooling, his eyes out of focus.
"I grabbed Erixa and left immediately. We found a new hiding spot. There would be news all over town about two known gang members that had been - to put it lightly - apprehended. No one ever knew that it was an eleven year old boy that put a grown man out of sorts. I still think about him to this day. He's still alive, but unable to function at all. And to think I caused that...I could do it again! So I drink! To mute my abilities. I don't...I'm scared...I'm scared that I'll hurt someone again."
Asher had dropped the flask by now. His body shook with silent sobs. "I'm so goddamned scared...."