|Soul Eater: A Witch's Creed
Author: BrightSunReigns PM
Suki, Mitsu, and Kiba are your average triplets who happen to live in a village full of witches. Suki is always training to become the next alpha- with her twins right beside her. Yet Suki cannot master her power. Behind the scenes, hiding in the shadows is a master mind that is pulling strings. A LOT of strings. This person might be the cause of more than the triplets know.Rated: Fiction T - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,190 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11-22-12 - Published: 09-20-12 - id: 8542905
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Soul Eater: A Witch's Creed
An Unsettling Visit
Darkness… and pain… the world is spinning. Which way is up, which way is down? Am I twisted, or am I straight? What is real, and what is not? I can't tell. All I know is that there's darkness… and pain. The burning pain that touches your skin lightly at first, then slowly spreads like a wild fire, and only seems to get worse with time. I can no longer sense my surroundings… Where am I? What am I doing here? It's all gone, flooded out of my head. When shall the sun come and dry up the sweeping river that carries me from shore to shore, mountain to mountain, valley to valley? The darkness becomes a pale red. Is that the back of my eye lids? Who can tell but the pain that is slowly eating away at me? I dare not cry out, for they will disapprove. They? Who's "they"? I do not know. I only know the darkness that once again washes over me… and the pain.
Suki slowly opened her eyes and looked toward the small circular window that provided the only light to her room. A soft, gray glow came from outside; it must be dawn. She stretched to get the kinks out of her muscles and quietly crept out of her bed so as not to wake up her brother and sister. They were all triplets and knew exactly what the others hated. For Kiba and Mitsu, getting up early was completely taboo.
As Suki stepped into the bathroom she looked into the mirror to observe the short, dark brown hair that fell just a little longer than her ears. Ironically, Suki and Mitsu had cut their hair as short as their brother's so that no one could tell them apart, and yet they all tried to be different from one another. Suki's bangs were cut to rest on the front of her forehead, while Mitsu's were cut diagonally to the right and Kiba's to the left. It never seemed to work, though. They all wore basically the same clothes. Even if the clothes were positioned differently it was glaringly obvious that they were triplets, mostly the hair and eyes. Their eyes were a rare, dark maroon, but often changed into bright red when any of them were angry. Mitsu more often than Suki or Kiba. Suki sighed after observing the tiredness that hid itself in her face. She took her clothes off and stepped into the shower to get ready for the day ahead.
Once she was done, Suki grabbed her black jeans and hopped into them. She then pulled on a white shirt with no sleeves- like a basket ball jersey but the same material as a normal shirt- with a black sun placed in the middle of the torso. She then opened a drawer next to the sink and pulled out her brush; they all had different ones due to the supposed "cooties" that each of them had. She personally thought it ridiculous, but Mitsu made it clear she would let her hair turn into dread locks if she had to share a hair brush with Kiba. While Suki herself wasn't a part of this, she thought she might as well get herself a brush because of the fact that they each had territorial and possessive issues. It didn't matter what it was, if one sibling got something good, then the other two had to get the same thing.
Suki sighed and started combing the small ruffles out of her hair; today was going to be a long day and she didn't want to start it off with bed head. When all the wild strands of hair stuck evenly together, she put the brush down and picked up her black scarf and wrapped it around her neck. The two tails of it fell down to her ankles and had a white sun on the end of each. While Suki wouldn't normally place so many symbols on her clothes, she came from the Wolf Clan who happened to make their members wear either a crescent moon or a sun on their clothes. Naturally, everyone placed their moon or sun in separate places, and it was Mitsu's idea to have more than one so that they seemed more important than the other members. What foolish things she came up with.
Suki sighed and reached for her black baseball cap, which also happened to have a white symbol of a sun in the center of it, and put it backwards on her head. Mitsu and Kiba had all the same clothing, only the colors were switched. They had white jeans, a black T-shirt, a white cap, a white scarf, and all their symbols were black crescent moons, save the ones on their shirts. The only difference between the two of them was that Mitsu wore her hat backwards and tilted to the right, her scarf had only one tail that fell to the right, and the moon on her shirt and hat were placed on the right. Kiba, however, always wore his to the left. Even when they were around each other, Mitsu was on Suki's right, and Kiba was on the left. It seemed to be one of the only ways for others to tell them apart.
Suki once again stretched, then blinked as she pondered what she should do until her siblings woke up. While she normally would begin practicing martial arts with one of the other early risers in their small city, she decided to work on controlling her powers. It had been a while since she tried it, and she knew that avoiding the power she was given wouldn't help her position at all. Suki tip-toed out of the apartment and into the dark forest that lay right outside. The triplets had chosen to be on the outskirts of the city because their people were normally very nosy. It annoyed the heck out of all three of them, and Suki, to say the least, could care less about the rest of the world next to all of the time otherwise. But not when people tried to pry into her business.
The branches of the trees seemed to reach out to grab Suki as she walked by. The only light from the sun that reached the floor was a pale purple and provided barely any vision for the occasional human that tried to investigate the forest. The ground was over loaded with gnarled tree roots, bushes, and shrubs; it was hard to walk through even if one tried cutting a pathway. The plants all grew at an alarmingly fast rate which sent the meisters and weapons running back from where they came. It was how the forest survived with so little sun, and how the Wolf Clan full of notorious witches stayed hidden. The First had planned everything perfectly, he was ingenious.
Suki paused as she reached the small clearing in the forest where she normally practiced. As expected, all the plants had grown over the burns she had created, and removed the scars that she had pounded into the ground. It helped her to believe she could control the soul she always kept hidden. She took a deep breath and closed her eyes, releasing her witch's soul and allowing her power to come forth. Around her a purple light emerged, the soul that could be felt by any meister within a mile radius. A witch's soul was so pungent; Suki hated the light that was like a billboard advertising her existence. The circular shape of her soul quickly took shape from the light. The ears of a wolf on the top of her soul, the maliciuos smile that showed off her wolf-like fangs, the eyes that seemed emotionless and cruel, the tail extending like fire above the ears, the single black, jagged scar etched around her left eye that reached down to her chin; it was all horrible. So powerful, it drew meisters from far and wide, yet she couldn't control it, so she was not allowed to exit the forest. The outside world was unknown; if only she could harness the technique that would put her at the top of her clan.
Suki spread her feet and raised her arms in a battle ready position and opened her eyes. The normally dark maroon iris glowed a radiant violet, and Suki's vision was enhanced what seemed ten fold. She turned her palm to the sky and concentrated hard to collaborate even just a small flame in the center of her hand. Doing so caused her breathing to turn heavy and labored. There was a spark, and then another, and then a large explosion of energy that caused Suki to automatically recoil her soul as she flew backwards into a tree and slid to the ground.
She grunted and clutched her left eye; the normally invisible mark pulsing black and spreading pain across her skull. She failed once again; she couldn't even create a small flicker of flame without it exploding in her face. Suki slowly hoisted herself to her feet and punched the tree next to her hard enough for blood to trickle down her fingers.
"My, that's not how you learn to control your powers is it, little wolf?" a hissing voice said mockingly from a cover of shadows.
Suki straightened and turned to look at her, banishing the pain written on her expression. "Viper, why don't you crawl back into the hole from whence you came?"
Viper chuckled and emerged from her hiding spot. She wore a long black dress with a red snake coiling around it savagely. Her short brown bangs contrasted with the rest of her long, golden hair and her yellow eyes. Her hair, as normal, was tied in a loose, twisting ponytail that Suki swore was fashioned to look like a snake's tail. "Now, now, that's no way to speak to your senior, is it?"
"The only senior I have is Raul, you little worm."
"Raul? Your clan's little alpha? Those are some pretty low standards, don't you think?"
Suki fought hard not to launch herself at the witch. She was a mischief-maker who only seemed happy when she bothered other people, or played around with the meisters and weapons that sought after her. She was a disgrace of a witch, and Suki wanted to vomit at the mere sight of her.
"Not as low as the ones your mother set," Suki growled.
Viper dashed forward and grabbed Suki's throat, slamming her against the tree. "You leave Medusa out of this."
"Why should I? A witch uses every resource possible, and since the only verbal weakness you seem to be so sensitive to is your sorry excuse for a witch mother, I might as well speak of her to my advantage."
Viper narrowed her eyes and released Suki. "It seems they do teach you something at least, but why is it that they neglect teaching you to harness your power?"
Suki looked away with a scowl. "Lately Blood has been catching their attention."
"Blood?" Viper's brow furrowed in thought, "You mean that annoying red haired brat that scored the lowest out of all your rivals?"
"It appears so."
Viper hissed and leaned in next to Suki's face. "And why is it that he happens to be able to turn Raul's eyes away from you?" she asked, her voice barely more than a whisper. Suki shoved her away and turned to start walking back to her apartment.
"Your guess is as good as mine," she replied dismissively.
"It seems your brother is going to have a hard time tonight," Viper said before Suki could disappear into the growth of the trees. She froze at the older witch's icy words. She rarely spoke of Suki's older brother, and only did so when she was displeased with Suki's progress as a witch.
"You leave him alone," Suki growled in a low voice, "You have him in your custody and threaten him to get me to do your will. I am doing the best that I can; pushing me any harder here isn't going to work."
"Well, then," Viper hissed with annoyance, "I guess you'll just have to go somewhere that can actually teach you some useful things to get your little alpha's attention."
Suki turned her head to look over her shoulder at Viper, "And where do you propose I do that?"
Viper's lips stretched into a small, evil smile. "How about Death City?"
Suki whirled around so she was facing the venomous witch. "Are you crazy, do you want me to be killed? As soon as I release my soul, the whole of the DWMA will launch themselves upon me."
"Well, you don't have much other choice, do you?" Viper sneered, "Leave for Death City by sunset, or I will kill him." The last few words of her sentence melted away on the wind as she disappeared. Suki gritted her teeth and started walking quickly back to her apartment. That snake left her no choice in the matter, she would have to walk into one of the largest death threats to witches and train as one of the humans if she ever hoped to save her brother.
Within just a few short moments she reached the door to her house and barged in, causing Mitsu and Kiba to look up from their breakfast with startled expressions. Suki paused, then closed the door gently. The Snake came, she said silently, using the telepathy the triplets had been born with, we have to leave for Death City if we want to save him.
Mitsu immediately jumped up from her seat with rage thrown into her expression.
"That slime-covered old fart! Why the hell do we have to go all the way out there? We'd be discovered within thirty seconds of entering the gates!" she shouted.
"Technically," Kiba said mildly before Suki could reply, "if we are smart enough about this, we could easily get into the Academy, and we wouldn't be at all suspected."
Mitsu turned and grabbed the neck of his shirt. "No body asked you, now did they?"
"And yet someone asked you?" he asked icily, glaring up at his sister. Mitsu pulled her free hand back, about to give a hard blow to Kiba's gut, when a harsh ringing resonated through their minds. Both of them immediately covered their ears and squeezed their eyes shut.
"Enough you two,"Suki snarled as she cut off the ringing. "If you have an idea to infiltrate the academy, Kiba, then get moving on it. I'm going to ask Raul if we can train there."
Kiba nodded and got up as Mitsu folded her arms across your chest. "And what about me?"
"Do what you do best," Kiba sneered, "start yelling your head off and pointlessly punching trees."
Mitsu growled and was about to lunge for her brother, when she felt Suki's hand on her shoulder. "Gather our things; we're leaving by midday, with or without permission."
Mitsu nodded and ran into their room to start packing while Kiba started working on the applications for attending the academy. Suki turned once she was sure they were both working and exited the apartment. She bit her lip as she thought about how they were going to be able to leave the forest if Raul disagreed. There was always a guard placed at the entrance to the village, and the entrance was the only way for them to be able to leave the forest. And if they escaped what were they to do? She knew she was supposed to somehow infiltrate the DWMA… No, the witch only said to make it into Death City. She would get into the academy for her own reasons; she knew that just controlling her soul wasn't going to change the hearts of her clan mates.
Suki stopped in front of a tailor shop. The customized, black fingerless gloves they had ordered should be coming in soon, if they hadn't already. In a battle with Blood they had completely wrecked their last pair and had to get new ones. Suki turned and quietly stepped into the shop. Before she could open her mouth to say something, three boxes appeared, floating in front of her face. She took them without the slightest bit of surprise- that was a regular occurrence here- and started to dig out the money to pay from her pocket.
"Oh, no no," an old voice rasped from the back of the room, "You needn't pay, they are gifts."
Suki looked back at the old, shriveled woman with white hair that sat tottering in a rocking chair. "But-"
"Hush, your birthday has just past, you are now fifteen. I hardly call that a large enough present for you three."
Suki smiled. "Thanks, Chihu."
Chihu nodded and waved her hand toward the door. "Now go, Raul is waiting."
Suki nodded and zapped the three boxes back to her house with her power before leaving. Thankfully, she was able to do small things like that with her power. Raul, on the other hand, had this strange power that allowed him to overhear any conversation in the town, and he was especially trained to hear his own name. That meant that whenever you wanted to see him, he knew, and whenever you plot against him, it was a given that you were dead. That was probably the one thing that kept the more ambitious witches from attacking him to steal his place as alpha. Of course, Suki knew that if you wrote on paper he surely wouldn't hear you, but the more ambitious the wolf, the more stupid the wolf. In many cases, at least.
Suki paused in front of the large house that Raul spent most of his time in. She couldn't even fathom why he would spend his life there, she had seen little more than the kitchen and the dining hall in which he used for meetings. There was also his office for more private conversations, but other than that the house seemed to be ill-furnished and needing of some TLC. Suki took a deep breath to steady her heart and calm her thoughts before she reached toward the door to knock. As usual, before she could even lift her hand half the distance, the door slowly creaked open. At one time she and her twins would have deemed it worthy of a horror film, but now it seemed as normal as brushing your teeth.
Suki stepped in cautiously, well aware of the possible enraged beast that might lunge at her, but all seemed calm. This time Raul must have control of his own watch dog spells; that was a relief. It wasn't all that often anyone could talk to him without having to battle some deformed beast mixed with anywhere from five to twenty different animals. To be honest, it sometimes seemed Raul wasn't right in the head, but he always was able to deliver the town in a time of crisis.
Suki quietly followed the dark stone hallways that seemed to be a never ending labyrinth until she reached a plain wooden door. Of all the times the flamboyant witch showed off anything and everything he owned, for some reason he kept his office as barren as a desert. She stopped in front of the door and without bothering to knock, turned the door knob. Upon entering, a few daggers whizzed past her head as the deep voice of her alpha roared in her ears.
"Mitsukiba Kanayami, what do you think you're doing here?!"
There's the first chapter of my Soul Eater fic! I've been wanting to write it for a while, but I wasn't sure if I would be able to write it along with my other stories. Now I don't care and I'm going to write it anyway. XD Your feedback? Good? Bad? Preferably good. Lol, just review, it would make me happeh! :D Btw, Raul's name is pronounced: "Rah-ool"