7 am, at a hospital on a small red planet called Remora, nine children were born on the same day, at the same hour. Each child was born with excel running through their veins. Their collective birth cry shattered 200 minds causing the death of 521 people, even their parents who had waited so long to receive them. Ceasar, Ceasar, was one of The Nine. When the med techs found him his mind was closed to them. The others seem to drain the life of anyone close to them except Ceasar.
The house of Magdalena, the Craft, was where the Tech Guild had to build a cage for the 8, keeping these children asleep. While Ceasar, born on a planet of telepaths, was a mind no one could hear. What made this ...view middle of the document...
also called The Gray 9th’ or ‘Wraith’ he was always shunned.
“Ceasar” screamed Mother Craft, the matriarch of the house of the Magdalena, “Come here boy and find the Eight; it is time for the tests.” “Yes maggie,” Ceasar, never far from the main house, was playing in the pins with Talon, a young wolf cub that for some reason was the first mind Ceasar touched. No words, only emotions and urges come from Talon; but a connection nonetheless was made at the age of 11, which many in the House Magdalena saw as the balancing of the universe.
The Eight, who are raised as siblings with Ceasar, each embody a unique emotion that alone can be disastrous. Asmodeus, “Asi”, the tallest of The Eight was a mountain of a boy; strong and fearsome. Amducias, “Ami”, has a stare that can make grown men weak. Ansitif, “Ann”, is beautiful and stunning, they called her Ann the dream. Asoth, “Ant” the mean and dark haired angel, loves to inspire fear in her siblings and others. Apollyn, Pol, and Apollyon, Pon, are brothers who fight like two heads of the same coin. Lilith is a red headed girl who seems to control men’s passion. Lile, ‘Lil’ is the gentle one; and the only one of The Nine who stayed in Ceasar’s shadow without fear.
Even with the bands in place The Nine could push other minds so strongly that they would not be allowed in the town because all sorts of trouble would follow. Lile ran away to a nearby town, causing the birth rate the next year to triple. Ami caused a group of people to fight almost to their death as he cheered, when he took his walk about; they were all powerful in their own way. Ceasar was the only one who was free of their influence.
Cesar entered the field while The Eight were playing, fighting and talking. The Eight all instantly stopped as he drew closer. They could feel his power draining them as he moved toward them. Each one’s mind closed to each other and since they can never read Ceasar’s mind, they could not hear him coming. This caused an effect that made them all as normal as each one would ever be. Asi, the leader, called to him, “Where are you shadow? We know you are near.” Ceasar sprung from a nearby tree with a strong smile. “No worries you guys, time for the tests, let’s go.”
The Eight are never allowed in the house without Ceasar, because the Maggie’s could not fight the power of The Eight and Ceasar kept their minds safe and their dreams their own....