Authors Note: Okay, I am really obsessed with the Darkness 1 and 2. So I wanted read a story about it but sadly there weren't any. So now I will write a story hoping to bring some darkness to your souls.
Disclaimer: I do not own the Darkness, The darkness owns me.
I always had a rough life when I was young. I thought it would all change when I left for New York. It changed alright the day I first encountered the Darkness. My life would change forever.
Sorry, maybe I should go back three years.
My name is Jayden Warney, I was seventeen years old the day my life took a turn for the worse.
"Hey kid," A voice said. "Kid!"
My vision was blurry when I woke up to see an old fat guy kicking me.
"Wake the hell up yeah lazy bum, I ain't paying ya to sleep on the job." He said as I got to my feet.
"Whatever." I muttered as I walked into the grocery store. My mom got me a job here after I graduated high school. I mostly push shopping carts, shelve items and help old ladies carry their crap into the car. Two months of this shit and I already wanted to kill myself.
I did my job and left that day and walked all the way home wondering if this was worth it. I heard a horn honk from behind me as I walked. I was about to flip the bastard off when I saw it was my mom.
"Oh, hey mom."
"Hey, need a ride?" She asked.
My mother, she was the most beautiful, sweetest hardworking person I knew. My father abandoned us when I was a kid and she worked her ass off to give me what I needed. She was honest but fair, sweet but strict. I needed a hug or smack she would deliver if someone gave her any shit or fucked around with me they wouldn't have long to regret it before she crack their fucking heads wide open.
She was the greatest mother a piece of shit son like me deserved.
"So how was work?" She asked.
"Fucking lousy." I grunted.
"Jayden!" She snapped.
"Sorry mom," I sighed. "I'm just not liking this life."
"Well, go to school then you can get a better job not have to do this. I don't want you doing this for the rest of your life either." She expressed.
"I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do I don't have a full grasp on what I want."
"Don't worry, you still have the rest of your life to figure it out."
"I wish I shared your optimism."
"Don't worry you'll be fine."
She always did that I called myself dumb she would smack me upside the head and convince me wrong. No matter how badly I was down she would always be there to bring me back up.
She was the best.
But like all good things in my life it was taken away from me.
I was walking home from work one day after grabbing my paycheck it was a big one since I worked more hour's compliments to mom. I was thinking about getting her a present to say thank you but she wouldn't want me getting her anything. She was always like that.
As I walked down the street I saw an ambulance speed past me with its sirens wailing throughout the neighborhood. A bad feeling was creeping into the pit of my stomach as I suddenly felt cold.
A crowd of people were crowding around something as cops were pushing them back. I saw a guy sitting in the back of a police car with an emotionless expression on his face as I started to feel really cold. Panic set in as I sprinted towards the crowd I don't know what happened I couldn't even see anything until I reached the front of the crowd.
"Kid step back." A cop said as he grabbed my shoulders and pushed me back.
I looked over his shoulder and my blood turned to ice in my veins.
"That my mother!" I screamed.
The cop knew what I was feeling as he let me through. I fell down next to her on my knees as I looked down at her lifeless body. I looked down to see a knife stuck in the center of her chest. I went to grab it but a cop smacked my hand away.
"Don't touch that's evidence!" She snapped.
I wanted to rip her throat out but I could care less about her as I looked over to the man in the car. He was a bum by the looks of hit he had messy brown hair a filthy fucking face and cold blue eyes. He looked at me and smiled his yellow teeth glowed through the tinted cop window.
As a cop reached over to pick me up I grabbed his gun that was holstered at his side and aimed it at the bum. I fired off a few shots but missed as the cop along with a few others tackled me to the ground.
The next few weeks were hell as I was questioned by a few cops and therapists. I didn't care what they had to say and I didn't have anything to say to them I just wanted that guy's head on a fucking platter. My wish was half granted when a cop told me that he got shanked in his cell. I asked him why the guy killed him and his answer was the same as my mother's killer.
He was bored.
After I was released I had nothing to live for I had no other family to turn to. I wanted to end myself but I didn't have the heart to do it. To kill myself was the cowards way out.
With nothing left I grabbed whatever cash I could and got the hell out of town.
Happy 18th birthday to me, right?
Four Months Later
"Hey kid, wake up!"
I awoke with a guy in a suit kicking me awake.
Man that's getting old real fast.
"Sorry, it's just you've been asleep for a while," He said. That's when I realized I was in a subway car. "Are you going anywhere because I was just curious?"
My stomach started to growl as I looked at my watch to see that it was nine thirty in the morning.
"Don't worry about it, I need some breakfast anyways." I said as I got up from my seat.
"There's a diner at this stop." He said.
"Thank you." I said as I left the subway car.
I was standing in the middle of the subway station to see teenage girls in skimpy outfits smoking while men in suites bitched on their phones and some bum wandered around muttering stuff about darkness heaven and hell and all that nonsense.
I shook my head in annoyance as I made my way to the streets and looked for that diner.
Once upon a time I was a teenage kid shelving shampoo in the suburbs. Now I was a teenage runaway in the heart of New York City.
"Oh, there it is." I said as I walked into the homey looking diner.
Inside I was greeted with the sound of classic golden oldie music as people sat around and ate breakfast and drank coffee. I took a seat at the counter of the diner as someone set a cup of coffee down in front of me.
"You look like you could use one of these." She said in a bright in chipper voice.
I looked up ready to thank her when my tongue got twisted and my mind became lost. In front of me was a young and beautiful woman with jet black hair that she kept tied up and a small lock covered her right eye and creamy skin. I looked at her beautiful face to see that she had a lip piercing a small silver ring on the left side of her lower lip. She dressed gothic but she pulled it off nicely.
"You okay?" She asked as she raised an eyebrow.
"Oh, yeah I'm uh I'm fine." I said sheepishly. I was expecting her to shake her head or roll her eyes but she just smiled sweetly and let out a small laugh.
"So are you here waiting for your friends?" She asked as she filled my small cup with piping hot coffee.
"Uh, no I just got here actually." She looked at me and I swear I saw a small bit of concern in her eyes.
"You're alone?" She asked her voice a bit shaky.
"Yeah, my mom died a few months ago and I was about to be put in some crappy halfway house."
"Why didn't you stay you would have at least been safe."
"Safe but miserable." I pouted. "No joke everywhere I looked I saw my mother around every corner every place we've ever been together it just made my life hell."
"I'm sorry." She said in a sincere tone.
"Thanks you're probably the first person to actually say that and not be complete bullshit."
She giggled as she pulled out a notepad.
"What can I get you?" She asked.
"Big stack of pancakes, lots of bacon, toast and eggs please."
"Coming right up." She said as she went to the kitchen.
Half an hour later I was devouring my breakfast almost choking a few times as the girl giggled a few times. She came over and gave me a glass of water as I looked at her name tag.
It was a nice name it just rolled right off the tongue. She looked about my age and just by looking at her I could tell she was just like my mother. Sweet kind hearted and didn't see life as dark and bleak as I do and as everyone else does.
"See something you like?" She asked as she poked her chest out a little and quirked an eyebrow.
"Uh…no…I um…I was just looking at your name tag that just so happens to be on your boob I mean chest I mean shirt."
She started to just laugh uncontrollably as I sunk down in my chair. She ruffled my hair as she caught her breath.
"Don't worry you're not a perverted kid I can tell just by looking at you. You would probably treat a girl right." She then leaned down on the counter and looked me in the eyes. "You ever had a girlfriend?"
"Um…no I'm too dorky for girls."
"Oh stop you probably never had the guts to talk to a girl um…"
"Jayden, Jayden Warney." I introduced.
"Nice to meet you Jayden."
I waited for her to give me the check as I grabbed the money in my pocket. She walked around about to serve a family their breakfast when out of nowhere this guy grabs her around the waist and pulls her into his lap.
Now this guy was a mess he was dressed in a pair of jeans and a hoodie as he wrapped his hands around her waist and tried to press a kiss to her cheek but she quickly got out of his lap and told him to fuck off. I knew this type of guy an asshole who thought that men should fear and respect him and women should just suck him off.
Jenny wasn't like that she grabbed a glass of water and splashed it in his filthy fucking face. I laughed my ass off as everyone else clapped and cheered…Then the prick grabbed her by the arm and she looked like she was in pain as she struggled to break away. I ran over and grabbed the skinny prick by his scrawny throat and waited for his eyes to pop out of his fucking head.
Jenny tried to pry me off him but I wasn't listening I didn't care that there were old ladies screaming at me to let go. I didn't care that there were mothers crying as little kids there. I especially didn't care when Jenny's boyfriend ran up behind me and threw me out of the diner.
That was the first time I met Jackie Estacado.
I looked up at him and immediately felt scared. He towered over me his face emotionless his long black hair flowed down to his shoulders he wore a long black coat, a black vest and dress pants and some very nice Italian shoes.
He was ready to attack me when Jenny stood between us.
"Jackie don't he was helping me," She panicked he lowered his fist as Jenny looked at me. "Get out of her quickly before the cops show."
I got up and quickly gave her some money I gave her more than what the breakfast originally cost and ran away as fast as I could.
I didn't see Jenny for three days.
I spent the most of my time during the day wandering around town and begging for cash. Well actually I just stood outside a store with my hand out and people put money in my hands. I usually crashed in the subway station until someone came a knocking one morning.
"Hey, wake up grumpy." A bright and chipper voice said as I felt a small foot kick me in my leg.
I looked up and there she was cladded in a green long sleeve shirt a pair of torn jeans and a pair of black sneakers. She smiled at me as I looked up at her face.
"Oh look an angel." I said as I let out a yawn.
"Hey grumpy," She said softly before turning her head. "Hey, Jackie over here I found him."
I turned to see that guy from the other day running up to us and gave me a look. Not a threatning look but a cautious look.
"Hey kid how ya doing?" He asked. I could tell he was Italian by the way he talked. "My girl said you watched out for her when that prick laid his hands on her. I respect that."
"Yeah well she's a nice girl and that pig had no right touching her." I said as my stomach started growling. "Crap."
Jenny giggled as she grabbed my hand and dragged me of the bench I was sleeping on.
"C'mon Jackie let's get this kid some grub." She said as we left the station.
We went to a small coffee shop and had a small breakfast. Jenny had a coffee and muffin Jackie just had a coffee and I had a coffee with a lot of donuts. Jackie shook his head as Jenny giggled.
"So you're living in a subway station." Jenny said as she picked at her wrapper.
"No that's just my summer home my current home is the alley in china town." I joked.
"You should get a job." She said.
"It's on my to do list."
"Well at least it's a priority." Jackie said.
"Yeah, so why did you guys come looking for me?"
"Jenny was worried about you," Jackie said. "She told me about how you ran away from home and she said she wanted to make sure you were alright. Sorry about your mom by the way."
"Thanks." I said as I ate my last donut. I let out a heavy sigh as I looked over at Jackie. "I'm Jayden by the way."
He was about to introduce himself when someone shouted over to him.
"Jackie over here!" A voice barked. I looked over to see a fat guy in an Italian suite with a bald head which he tried to hide with a comb over. He was sitting in the back of a limo on the curb as I saw Jackie looked less than pleased to see him. I heard Jackie let out an annoying grunt as he stood up and rushed over to him. He leaned into the window as him and the fat guy started talking.
"Who's that?" I asked.
"Jackie's Uncle Paulie." She said.
Paulie Franchetti was New York's most feared crime boss. He was rich, powerful and above all else a fucking lunatic. He was aggressive as hell you say his shoes looked bad he break your nose you say his car sucks he'd back it over your head you have a different opinion on a baseball game he would blow your brains all over the place.
He was a disgusting man I still wonder if I made the right choice that day.
"Hey they're calling over to you." Jenny said as I saw Paulie waving over to me.
I was hesitant as I got up and walked over to them. The smell of gluttony got strong as I walked up to Paulie's door. I wanted so badly to run away but I knew what he wanted.
"You that kid that busted up that punk at the diner?" He asked in a stereotypical Italian accent.
"Um, yeah that was me."
"Okay, you want a job?"
"Paulie leave him out of this." Jackie sighed.
"Hey shut up," He snapped and looked back at me. "Look I need another guy and I here you need a job you want it or not?"
"How much cash would I be getting for this 'job'" I asked.
"I'll take it." I said.
"Okay, Jackie fill him in and you don't fuck it up." He snapped as his limo sped off.
"What the hell was that now you have no choice?" He asked trying not to look freaked out in front of Jenny.
"Jackie I have no decent education, no family and nothing to lose. I really don't care what happens to me so I might as well make myself useful."
"Kid…Just stick close to me." He said as we walked over to Jenny.
"Hey what was that all about?" She asked. Could she really not see Paulie for what he really was.
"Paulie gave me and Jayden a job." He said trying to pass it off as good news.
"That's great," She exclaimed. "You see Jayden things are starting to work out for you."
"Yeah, thanks for finding me Jenny I'll pay you back later for the breakfast." I said.
"Oh don't worry about it."
"Listen Jenny we gotta go now I'll see you later okay?" Jackie said.
"Okay, have fun at work boys." She said as she skipped over and pecked Jackie on his lips. She landed one on my cheek to and skipped away. I stood there in shock as I slowly raised a hand to the spot she kissed me on.
"Um…" I said as I looked at Jenny. He shook his head and wrapped his arm around my shoulder.
"Don't worry she just really likes you," He explained. "She did that to me when we were kids."
"She's really nice," I said. "Most people I met didn't give two shits about me…She doesn't know about you and Paulie does she?"
"No and I would like to keep it that way." He said sternly.
"My lips are already sealed." I said as I did the zip it lock it and put it in my pocket.
"Thanks kid you're alright."
With that we walked towards our destiny's.