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Dark Beginnings Chapter 1: Twenty-one Years "The bright day is done, And we are for the dark."
-Iras, Antony & Cleopatra, 5:2:192
Twenty-one years of waiting,
Twenty-one years of hiding from that smug bitch Angelus,
Twenty-one years of preparing for this chance...
For Sonatine, it was twenty-one years that couldn't have passed soon enough.
Before he had believed that they had found their champion in Danny Estacado, a mob assassin, he was the perfect killer. Sonatine was wrong however, as ultimately Estacado was only concerned with using his power in the pursuit of his own pleasure. Now they twenty-one years later, they had a second chance, with Estacado's son.
Only hours away from the opportunity he had waited so long for; he sat alone studying the images displayed in the pool before him as another hooded man entered the small cavern.
"When shall we make our move my lord?", the man questioned.
He lifted himself from the floor, turning his burning golden eyes from the visions within the pool to who the anxious young man who had just addressed him.
"Patience..." the shrouded figure replied with a voice calming voice that betrayed its owners harsh demeanour, "We must wait until 'She' makes her move."
"But...would it not be better to retrieve him now," he stammered, his initial bravado failing him, "before she can strike."
Sonatine was impressed, few within the brotherhood had dared question his will, and those who did often found the results... unfavourable. However, lucky for the boy, he found himself uncharacteristically in high spirits and decided to entertain his questioning.
"No... we have waited too long for this and tomorrow night, we can take no risks."
His doubt getting the better of his common sense, he questioned again, something which under normal circumstances would have undoubtedly sealed his fate.
"But Sire, forgive me for speaking out of line, but leaving him for venerable to 'her' on the Hellmouth of all places seems like the greatest risk we can take."
"Child, you must look at the larger picture here," he sighed "we must let the bearer will come to us willingly, and when he does, we shall have our champion."
"So....what do we do when her servants come for him tomorrow evening?"
Normally unreadable golden eyes reflected humor as he replied with a twisted grin,
"We, my boy....we play the heroes...."
Twenty one-years of playing the clown,
Twenty one-years of being underestimated,
Twenty one-years of Sunnyhell...
For Alexander Lavelle Harris, after twenty one years...well, twenty one minus a day, things were looking up. With one of his best friends back from the dead, a good job, a nice apartment and a beautiful fiancé things were definitely on the up and up.
Xander just knew that the next twenty-one years were going to be a heck of a lot different than the first.
It's short, just testing the waters right now to see if theres any intrest in it being continued.
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