I walked alongside the thick fog that led into the forest next to me on my way home.I knew this route like the back of my thin, pale hands.Trees loomed over me cvering the gray sky overhead. I began to humm a soft tune until I stopped short. Something or someone lay on the road before me.I began to trott towards it. There lay a boy just about my age. Pale beautiful skin and a soft expression.... but something else? I gaspd in awe. Thick, black angel like wings spread wide across the narrow road. Bright red blood surrounded one wing. I knelt down to see if he was breathing.I lay my head against his chest.Thankfully, thin, short breaths left his nostrils.Suddenly, his long golden lashes fluttered open. He breathed deeply. He looked lost and confused. I smiled gratefully. The boy sat bolt up. "Where are my friends?!" he asked as he glanced at his surroundings. I looked puzzled. "There are more?" I asked. Without answering my question, he attempted to stand up but roughly bumped right back to the solid earth. I had suddenly noticed that the boy had not answered my question. Instead, i replaced it with another. "What is your name?" i asked. "Casper." he answered quickly. After a few moments he seemed to have calmed down a bit. "What's yours?" He asked. "Mallory, my name is Mallory." i answered awkwardly. Casper began to stand up. He was successful.He spread his wings wide. A painful expression spread across his face. He held onto the bloody wing i had noticed earlier and tumbled to the ground once more. He chuckled to himself. "I had almost forgotten about this little incident" he said."Are you alright?!" I asked worryingly.Casper nodded."Nothing Aroe can't fix."He assumed.I was confused now. "Who is Aroe?" I asked. "He is my friend..." Casper answered calmly. "Is he....like you?" i asked trying not to offend Casper. "The wings and all? Yeah." he aswered cheerfully. Although there is also Melrose, she is a bit on the darker side of us. She doesn't have the whole angel-like wings." He said. "well what kinds of wings does she have?" i asked. "She has big black bat wings. pretty cool huh?" he asked.the pain on his face seemed to clear up now. He shrugged. "they'll find me soon. he answered calmly. "How do you know?" I asked. "What is this? 20 questions?" he asked getting annoyed. "Sorry..." i apologized. I looked around remembering the creepy but well known by me setting. "should'nt we get out of here?" i begged. Casper shrugged. "Sure, but can we get a bite to eat first? I'm starving." he answered.I smiled. "of course we can!" i answered happily.
Black wings, White heart Chapter 1
October 3, 2009