That’s right. Luc, as in Lucifer. Continue reading Meet the Villain of Transgression: Luc Introduction
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I don’t really know what I’m supposed to say…. Hi?
My name is Achaia Connolly Cohen. I’m sixteen. My dad is a writer, well, I thought he was just a writer… That’s complicated. My mom died when I was a baby. I don’t really remember her, so I don’t really miss her. If anything, I guess I am curious about what it would be like to have a mom. Sometimes I think I might get, I don’t know, jealous of girls who have moms.
Don’t get me wrong though! I Like my life with my dad. We travel and move around a lot. I’ve lived in a lot of pretty cool cities. My dad also knows a lot about pretty much everything, so we’re never short on things to talk about. We’ve been moving around since I was thirteen. We don’t usually stay anywhere very long, so I’ve never really had many friends. Or, I didn’t. I never really minded that though. I’m pretty introverted. Not in a shy, people-make-me-uncomfortable way… it’s more of a most-people-annoy-the-crap-out-of-me kind-of way.
I have made some friends recently though, which is new for me. First I met Olivier. He is super nice, and really laid back. He might be the most likable person I’ve ever met. You know those people in life that you come across, and its like an instant-best-friend… that’s Olly. Then there’s Yellaina. Girly-girls usually annoy me, I guess they don’t seem real or genuine to me, it seems like they’re faking everything, all the time. I didn’t want to like Yellaina at first, she kind of freaked me out a bit. But she is genuinely one of the most caring and compassionate people I’ve ever met. She is naturally bubbly and likes pink too much, but if I try to see life through her eyes, its a brighter place.
Amelia is a tough read. I think she might like me, either that, or she wants me dead…? I think we’re alike in that most people annoy us. She is a slow person to get to know, but I think its worth the patience. She seems to be one of those people who is all or nothing. Once she loves you, she is a fierce, fierce friend.
Emile is Amelia’s twin brother, and they couldn’t be more different. As guarded as Amelia is, Emile was wide open with me from the start. Every time I see him, its like walking into a hug. He is truly easy to talk to about everything. He is an amazing listener, and probably the most selfless person I’ve ever met. He genuinely just loves and cares about people, and what is going on in their lives.
Then there’s Noland. He is kind of the team leader. Noland is one of those people who is too serious for his age, and is really intimidating at first, but then he starts cracking jokes and you think you might have been wrong about him all this time, but you’re not really sure because he is still bossy and annoying sometimes, but then he has your back and doesn’t let anyone push you around, even though he pushes you around, but he always does it in an “I mean well” sort of way because he has a savoir complex from when he lost his parents, which reminds me, he is the only person I’ve ever been able to talk to about my mom dying, and I just realized I haven’t breathed in like five minutes. Whew!
I would tell you more about myself, but I’m out of breath.
Visual Inspiration for Achaia to stare at while I write.
Disclaimer: The images in the first collage are not mine, I pulled them from my inspiration board on pinterest. The sketches in the second are by my friend Phil Thomas. I do not take credit for any of these!
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Um, hi? I’m Noland.
I guess I’m supposed to tell you about myself? I don’t really know what to tell you, I’m not that interesting… I’m eighteen. I am the first born of the sixth generation of Nephilim, and my generation’s representative on the council of elders, so there’s that? I am also a Guardian, charged with the protection of Achaia bat Shael. The first Guardian to ever be charged with the protection of another Nephilim. Achaia doesn’t really make that easy for me. She’s… stubborn.
I am also the leader of a small dispatch of young Nephilim in training, of my generation. We are a family. My brothers are Emile, and Olivier, and my sisters are Yellaina and Amelia. We’ve all lived together since I was thirteen when I left Germany after my parents died. I excelled in my training and quickly surpassed all of my peers, then was placed in charge of them. I guess I spend so much time training because, well, I guess you could say I’m not much of a people person. I take pride in my duty, and my ability to perform well, but it may be a bit more than that. My parents are the only Nephilim to have perished. If that extra hour of practice and the skill it harvests could be the difference between life and death, then I’ll spend the extra hours practicing.
Nephilim have a high calling to protect humanity. Life is frail, so I guess in light of that I have a hard time justifying hobbies that don’t aid the cause. I understand that it is important to rest though, so I do have a few hobbies that relax me. I really enjoy reading and music. I’ll deny it if you tell anyone, but I play guitar and piano and might sing for myself on occasion. But I don’t play in front of anyone else, those things I do for me.
Visual Inspiration for Noland to stare at while I write.
Disclaimer: The images in the first collage are not mine, I pulled them from my inspiration board on Pinterest. The sketches in the second are by my friend Phil Thomas. I do not take credit for any of these! Just imagine them without facial hair 😉
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I know you really want me to tell you about myself or something, but honestly, I just don’t want to. So… yeah….
Visual Inspiration for Amelia to stare at while I write.
Disclaimer: The first image is not mine, I pulled it from my inspiration board on pinterest. The sketch is by my friend Phil Thomas. I do not take credit for either of these!