|The Darkest Touch
Author: AttackofTheBeast PM
It has been a year since the Lords and their families were disturbed by the titans or the hunters. They finally thought everything was calming down until an unexpected guest comes walking into their lives exceptionally Torin's life… Rating will changeRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,219 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11-25-12 - Published: 07-06-12 - id: 8293300
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The Lords were doing what usually did. Maddox and Ashlyn would play with their kids. Aeron snuggled with Olivia on the couch while Sabin and Gwen would talk about their future of having kids. Lucien and Anya would be in the bedroom doing whatever as Strider and Kaia would be playing some board games. Amun well he would do Amun stuff with Haidee. Paris and Sienna would do god-knows-what in his bedroom. Gideon and Scarlet would be watching TV together in the room cuddling. Reyes and Danika would be well you can guess. Cameo was also watching TV but Torin was staring into the gloomy skies.
It was raining hard today. The water drop-lets hit the window. Something was off. Torin never acted like this. For few days he hadn't spoken to anyone not even Cameo. Cameo looked over her shoulder to see Torin still staring out the window. She slowly stirred her direction back to the TV. Cameo was worried since Torin was one of her friends but maybe he was having an off day. She was going to keep her distance for a while until he is better.
It was then when everything stopped. Everything except the Lords was frozen. Cameo and Gideon got up from the couch. Quickly the other Lords came running into the room making a pile except for Torin. A buff of smoke appeared. Then Cronus appeared in front of them. Lucien said, "No time no see."
"It has been long." Cronus said stoking his long gray beard. He then said, "I have a task for you."
"Oh no…we aren't killing innocent people." Aeron proclaim.
"No this time I'm being nice and helping you."
"You are doing what?" Reyes asked with a surprised face.
"Well I got information on a person that the Hunter's want or to be more correct, need."
This made the Lords silent. Cronus was going to help them but why would he do that.
Lucien said, "Okay but why are you even helping us?"
"Well if they use this person then I will have no more Lords to do things for me."
True Cronus needs them now than ever. If the hunters did kill them then Cronus has no more hit man. Strider said, "Well then who is this person?"
"Her name is Red; she is a young girl who lives in the city of Los Angeles California."
"What does she look like?" Sabin asked.
Cronus handed a picture to Lucien. She was beautiful; she had short black mess-ish hair, with blue/green eyes, her skin was light natural beige, she was tall and slim with some curves.
Strider asked, "Why do we have to kill her?"
"Hunters plan to use her to do something but it won't be good."
"Will you threaten us like usually?" Maddox asked with a low growl.
"No, I will not."
"What why?" everyone quickly asked.
"I would think that if she isn't killed then you will die."
"True…" Cameo said.
"Good, now go quick they are already almost there." He then disappeared and everything was unfrozen. A minute later the rest of the household comes running in.
Anya barks as she storms into the room, "Why was he here? What did he want?"
Lucien calmly answered while grabbing her arm, "He has given us a task."
"What is it? Kill more innocent people?" Danika asked crossing her arms up against her chest.
"We have to kill someone that will be used by the Hunters to kill us," Lucien answered.
Sienna asked, "Who?"
Lucien then handed the picture to Sienna since she did work with the Hunters. He hoped she would know the person, but she just made a confused expression. She handed him the picture back and said, "I don't know her. She must be a new thing now."
"How will she kill you?" Ashlyn asked holding Ever in her arms.
"Well I'm not sure." Lucien answered curiously.
"Maybe Cronus is trying to get you to kill her so you can all go crazy and then he can control you," Anya said with a low growl.
"Maybe or maybe he is helping us. He said he wants to keep us alive so we can do more dirty work for him. If we are dead then who will kill for him," Aeron said.
"You are right but why do the Hunters want her?" Sienna asked.
"I'm not sure but we are going to find out. Torin and Kane stay here. The rest come with me. We are going to visit California." Lucien said as he left the room.
As the rest of the Lords went to go and pack Cameo ran over to Torin. She pulled at his sleeve to get his attention. He turned around to show her a black expression. She was confused of how he was acting. He never acted like this.
Cameo asked, "Torin are you okay?"
"Yes why you ask?" Torin said with no feeling.
"Well because you have been acting strange lately I just wanted to know if something was wrong." Cameo said staring at the ground.
Torin gentle placed his hand on her face to feel nothing but his glove. He forced a smile out and said, "Don't worry about me just go pack."
She nodded and ran to her room. He turned around on the base of his heel and walked back to his room. He hated lying to her but he didn't want her worrying about him before a mission. Something was indeed wrong. He felt incomplete. He knew he could never feel skin to skin again. Last time he did he made the plague. He never really noticed until a week ago when Ever wanted a piggy-back but he couldn't touch her or she would get sick. He wanted to feel skin. He wanted to do things he could never do. As he came into his room and punch the wall with mighty force. It was his first hole in his wall.
Ashlyn came walking in because she was the only one not busy. Torin looked at her as she came close but too close. She said, "Torin…"
"I'm fine." Torin answered quickly looking at the wall as he placed his head against the wall. He didn't want her to see him cry.
"No you're not."
Torin looked at Ashlyn with tears rolling down his cheek.
She continued, "I know when I stopped Ever getting a piggy-back ride on you that well you became depressed. I know it is hard to be the Keeper of Disease and never get to touch a person in your life."
Torin looked down at the floor about to cry again because she was right. She continued, "Torin I'm sorry. I wish I could help."
She then walked out of his room. He walked to his chair and looked at his equipment. He sat there looking at the monitors thinking about his past and how he should have been more fun. Well this was his punishment for touching the box himself. He should have never done that stupid deed. If he left it alone then he won't be in this mess.