Author: FallenAngelLilith PM
Anemone and her phantom friend Oogami lived a quiet life until strange things started to occur. Then she met the exorcists, and she learns what her destiny is and must gather the courage to walk down the path ahead. My second story I hope you enjoy it! Rating and such will be fixed if it needs to be.Rated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 53,392 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 04-11-13 - Published: 06-05-12 - id: 8187691
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Claimer= Everything created by me like my OC belongs to me
Disclaimer= Everything that doesn't belong to me belongs to its respective owners, which is Hoshino Katsura
Note= My second story and soon I will have the next chapter up for my other story, I've just been kind of stuck and hopefully this story will get my creative juices out so I can get to the other one. Oh and Oogami's dialogue is in italics with a "
Blackness that swallows you. A place of ruin. A hand reaches out to the sky and soon falls, still however moving and trying to make it towards an unreachable destination.
The pain swells mercilessly.
Crimson becomes a back drop.
All is despair.
The morning was filled with blues skies and clouds gently swimming like fish through this fair weather, there was a big house that was three floors high with shrubs lining a path out into the wood that surrounded it. It all looked neat and well done making you think that the owners had the best of the best when it came to servants. This assumption is off however.
The one responsible for this chore was an eighteen year old girl called Anemone Wolf, who enjoyed doing such tasks like gardening since her father loved the job she did. Today she had awoken early to do other chores like shopping, which involved walking through the forest to get to the town nearby. It was a very small town hidden within the mountains and trees of the area so trouble from outside was always rare.
"I'm heading out father" Anemone said with a smile.
A man she called father looked to her with his own smile, a good smile upon the face of someone with olive toned flesh decorated with dark hazel eyes and short dark hair he often slicked back. Whenever he enacted the motion of a smile one could see his age, which was only around forty but the wrinkles still did show. When it came to clothes he showed to be very good in a sense of fashion, he wore suits or sweaters, but at night he always wore his lab coat as he worked silently till morning.
"Be careful" he told her and then she headed out.
In comparison Anemone certainly did not get her looks from her father.
The side she got her looks from was her mothers side, who's family was basically a family of mutts from how many ethnicities were thrown in there. Anemone was a fair skinned girl with the average height of an eighteen year old, her straight auburn hair fell to her shoulders slightly, and upon her face was the most stunning feature of all which was her sea foam green color eyes that seemed to have a glow now and then. This feature however was a mystery, no one in her family had such green eyes, perhaps an emerald or two but no one seemed to have such eyes.
With a smile upon her face she walked down the road and through the trees with ease, even if there were animals she somehow managed to avoid danger in all way shape or form. But everyone knew that she could handle herself very well if she did indeed somehow end up in harms way.
"I wonder what we should have for dinner tonight" she whispered.
She liked to make sure every meal she cooked was packed with many vitamins and other kinds of nutrients that way her father didn't keel over from over working, since her father had a very bad habit of getting over involved with his work. He once worked for an entire week without rest, and by the time he was finally done he had instantly fallen asleep forcing Anemone to carry him to his room which was on the third floor of the house. Thankfully she got him there.
After the long walk from her home to the town she started to go to the markets to buy groceries, as she walked around she was greeted by the people or they ignored her due to the fact that they were over the top religious folks who looked down on her father for being a scientist.
It wasn't like her father didn't believe it was just that he liked to find answers.
Perhaps they were the reason why her father preferred she wear something that didn't expose any of her skin. She unconsciously adjusted the sleeve of her lavender blouse and then moved on to buying more things for dinner tonight.
When she came to one spot she was greeted by an elderly shop keeper who smiled kindly to her, "hello dear shopping for your dad again? Anemone nodded, "yup".
She then began to pick up a few things until she had grabbed some good looking vegetables and fruits for the dish she thought up for dinner, when she came to the desk to give the woman money she over heard some people whispering amongst themselves making Anemone a little curious. "What's up?" she inquired.
The woman frowned a little, looking quite upset.
"Haven't you heard? There have been disappearances, apparently a week ago a child went missing and soon the mother followed and has never been seen again. Then suddenly there have been other such occurrences like three days ago a man disappeared along with his wife leaving their son Aiden and yesterday three more disappearances have happened and this time it was three teenagers" she whispered.
Hearing all of this made a chill go down her spine.
She knew who Aiden was, in fact sometimes when she came to town she would hang out with him, and now knowing this she rediscovered the disadvantage to living away from everyone. Then again it might be an advantage as well since nothing had yet happened where she lived. "Thanks Ms. May, and be careful" she then bowed a little and walked out of the shop and behind her she could hear the old woman shout to her. "You be careful as well dear!"
Silently with the bags on hand she walked down southward through town towards a certain destination, soon she came upon the old church that hadn't been used in a long time and has received many question as to why it was still around. Why not tear it down and build a new church on top? But the town's mayor had decided to leave the ruins be and build the new church near the edge of town. The reason for the location was for peace that way there were no outside noises or disturbance.
Anemone glanced around and then finally her eyes landed on one spot in particular. It was a short stone fence that was a bit broken here and there like everything else, although it looked kind of nice with all the weeds and vines growing around and on it.
Slowly she strolled on over to the fence and looked over it.
There she found a ten year old boy with short brown hair, green eyes, with just a plain shirt, pants and worn shoes.
"Hello there Aiden" she spoke kindly with a smile.
Aiden looked up to her. His expression was lethargic, his eyes showed how much he had cried, most likely he wasn't crying right now because he was running on empty at the moment.
However when he saw Anemone tears sprung to his and he leaped into her arms only giving her a split second to set her bags down and hug him. She sat down on the stone fence and let him sit on her lap, "its alright I'm sorry I haven't been down here in a while" she whispered.
He sniffled "why did mommy and daddy have to go away?"
"Don't worry I'm sure their fine" she tried to assure him.
Aiden shook his head. "I have a feeling that my mom and dad aren't coming home, my uncle is going to take care of me but still…."
For a moment everything was silent because she honestly didn't know what to say to this poor child, as she thought of ways to comfort him she saw something at the corner of her eye but she didn't panic since she knew what it was. So she glanced to Aiden again, "when I was a small child my mother died of a sickness that no one knew how to treat and on top of that we couldn't be near her a lot because doctors said that the symptoms showed to be a sickness that might be highly contagious. Before me and my father were forced away, mother said that 'I can do it'. What she meant was that I had enough strength to get past this, and Aiden I could always tell that you were the type of person who contains a lot of strength, so you may cry now but someday you can look back on memories with a smile because a part of them is still with you".
With one final sniffle Aiden nodded and smiled to Anemone, "thanks…." She smiled warmly back to him and said, "your welcome".
"So do you need me to walk you somewhere, with all this its probably very dangerous to be by yourself".
Aiden looked to her with trepidation, "same goes for you….you walked here by yourself…" he remarked.
"Yes I did but then again I know how to fend for myself" she pointed out.
Aiden bit his bottom lip, "but still…."
Anemone's visage remained void of concern at this and smiled, "don't worry I'm tough and would never be taken away by someone bad, so Aiden don't worry about me. Just worry about yourself and don't walk alone nor be alone alright?"
For a moment Aiden wanted to counter but then he became unsure then he shook his head, "alright….you better promise that you will be okay!"
Anemone chuckled at his words and grinned "of course".
After that Aiden and Anemone both started to walk back into town. During the walk Anemone found herself to be glad that the child was feeling a bit better and hopefully he would be able to smile again someday, however it still baffled her as to how people were disappearing, could it be a rabid animal? Or perhaps a person? And where were these people now? For all she knew they could be close, being held captive against their will by some unknown assailant, if so then what could she possibly do? She was just a simple girl who only had some combat under her belt for purposes of defense. But Anemone was definitely no hero, so the possibility of her being able to save these people or track them down were close to the chances of zero.
"You know master that kid has a point" a voice stated.
Anemone gave a side glance to the source. It was the phantom that followed her around, a being who resembled her but yet possessed unique characteristics.
Oogami, was her name.
She was a woman with her face and the same colored eyes although with a more misty tone to them, her hair was as white as snow and despite her names possible origins she was wearing western style clothing. A rosewood red dress with a matching hat that is adorned with a white rose, with flat heeled shoes, and a sash that had some sort of strange symbols or lettering on it. Oogami seemed to rarely express emotion, in fact she has always seemed calm and collected, perhaps even bored.
For the time being Anemone ignored her until Aiden was safely in his home. Before leaving Anemone smiled to him, "stay safe alright? And if you ever need anything just call and I will come".
Aiden nodded quietly and waved bye before disappearing inside the house. She then went on her way, wondering if there was anything else that needed to be done.
"Master if he is in danger how would he call?" Oogami questioned.
In a low voice so as to make sure that no one heard her she answered, "intuition".
"I see" she whispered.
Anemone looked to the phantom that she has known for almost a year now. It was strange, she was the only one who could hear Oogami and mysteriously enough she was just there one day when Anemone woke up. At first she was startled by her sudden presence but after a week it could almost be marked as strange to be without the spirits presence, they may be opposites but they got along, now if only Oogami would answer her questions.
"Hey Oogami…are you a ghost?" she would ask.
"No" she answered.
"Why are you here?" she asked.
And always it ended up being, "you will find out with time Master, please be patient".
A lot of questions ended up being simple answers or they weren't answered at all, at this point she has gotten use to it.
"Nevertheless like I stated to you earlier, the child was right, you wandering about by yourself isn't safe, you may be able to fight a little but when it comes to certain elements you wont be able to do much yet" Oogami's said in a sophisticated manner which has always been her way of speaking.
"Yet?" Anemone questioned.
Which only earned her a small nod from the phantom woman.
"Don't worry I can always run, I know these woods like the back of my hand so it wont be much of a chore for me to hide in the face of extreme danger" Anemone then gave a light smile. "Thanks for your concern though".
"Not a problem Master".
Anemone's smile dropped a bit, "you can call me Anemone if you like".
"I'm fine" she stated.
Anemone sighed exasperatingly, "well I'm done here for the day, lets go home". Oogami nodded and followed Anemone, although sometimes it seemed like she didn't have a choice but follow the young girl. However Anemone was always glad for the company.
"I wonder what has been happening to the people?" she wondered aloud.
In a very ominous way Oogami stated a possibility.
"You'll find out soon perhaps, Master".
I know its a lame start but I will make future chapters more enjoyable, I hope you look forward to it.