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Cain - Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fourteen

Aklia and her daughter Lana should their heads in disbelief as they stumbled upon yet another small village, slaughtered. Aklia’s surviving daughters, Lana, Amaya, Moon and her sons Yam and Elan spread out, gasping in the horror that waited for them. Sheathing her sword, Aklia kneeled down to take in another look at the mutilated body of an older woman. Angry tears filled her eyes as she wanted so desperately to plunge her blade into the chest of her brother and every single blood drinker that he created. Cain’s birth had become nothing more than a curse upon this planet. Everything she loved dearly had been either stripped away or broken down because of fear -fear of Cain and all that he would do.

Before her death, Eve barely slept through the nights now that Adam had perished. She still mourned the loss of both of her sons: one to darkness and one to death. She mourned the losses of more of her family as their bloodline expanded when Seth and Aklia had their children. Cain picked them off one by one until both Adam and Eve had no choice but to move to blessed lands provided to them by the angels themselves to ensure humanity’s survival.

And as humanity grew, so did Cain’s thirst for blood.

But the air held an entirely different signature. It revealed the presence of Cain’s twins Tati and Tyre, and the desire to put an end to their miserably long existences pooled to the surface of her skin. The neighboring tribes were now frightened-terrified to venture out past their own huts because of the rumors of the blood gods.

There were no blood gods. Only Cain and his abominations of offspring.

“These are fresh kills,” she announced. “They are close, perhaps in a cave nearby resting. We will use daylight as our cover. Remember everything I’ve taught you.”

“Yes mother,” the group murmured.

They all spread out, with Aklia opting to head in the westernmost direction. Her middle child, Amaya hung close by, armed with two hand scythes that Angel Raphael created specifically for her grip. Noisy crickets and other critters roamed the bush, and Aklia sensed the recent presence of Cain’s offspring. She stopped in the middle of thicket, her heart pounding heavily in her chest.

“Is everything alright mother?” Amaya asked, swatting away at a gnat.

“Kneel to the ground and listen to the earth,” Aklia instructed as she placed both hands onto the soft dirt and closed her eyes.

Amaya, did as instructed and together, they witnessed the untold truth of Tati and Tyre.

The pair cackled with glee as Tati sank her teeth into the jugular of the frightened pregnant woman. Tyre tore into her arm as she struggled to resist the entities feeding from her. Tati released her, blood dripped from her mouth, down her chin and onto her exposed bosom looking every bit of the crazed and frightening creature that she was. She allowed her brother to continue feeding on the pregnant female while she snatched a young