Much credit to FlashRyan, who helped me come up with the characters and the idea for this story. Make sure you read some of his stories, too!

Prologue:

Bittersweet Consciousness

Awake…

Do I…live...?

Or is this a dream...?

A dream within a dream within a dream…

I feel myself changing…

Forced into being by…

A name…

What is the name of the being who summons me...?

Venom...?

No…

That is not…his…?

No, they, symbiote and host…not their true name…

Brock...

But he is not in control...

Wait...

Another presence...

Malicious...

Evil...

"Carnage!"

My parent screams at the intruder...

So that is the name of the other...wait...

Carnage isn't alone...

I sense...another with him...

My parent, Venom, backs away from the pair, weakened from my birth...

I am helpless, only able to sense...

Child of Carnage...

Cousin...

My parent and his pursuers vanish from my senses...

I am...

Alone...

Nameless...

And lost...