Akia felt a pain in her chest, and collapsed on the floor. It seared, burned, and felt like her heart would tear out of her chest. She grasped her shirt and tore it. As she kneeled on the ground, the sound of a clock ticking reverberated in her mind. Ticking, ticking endlessly.
Dragging herself painfully to her feet she looked at herself in the window, looking at the reflection.
Her eyes widened, on her back was the image of a clock, a clock painted in blood, and the needles of the clock ticking slowly.
She stammered, "Abel. He has a mark on his back..."
She slowly walked, still with the clothing on her back torn, the image of the clock still visible towards the messhall.
Within her mind she saw memories, memories of someone else, a memory of her sitting next to a far younger Abel. But a single glance in the mirror behind him showed a completely different face.
She grasped her face and started to tremble. A brilliant blue shade of energy was forming into a rapier, a dark blue weapon. The antithesis of Abel's red.
Abel had also stood up, the back of his jacket was also torn revealing the image of the clock on his back.
The spear of red energy had re-formed, but this time it was darker, and more sinister than before.
"Akia," Abel said, "The first-born. And the one Born from a mix of Wynn, Mastemia, and blood."
She drew her deep blue rapier and stabbed at Abel, "What did you do to me!?"
Abel shook his head, "I did nothing to you, you always had that mark, ever since you were created. It just vanishes from your memory, whenever you recall it. How does it feel to not be truly human. How does it feel to be like me? The clock, the sound of it ticking, the fact it governs your life. I spared you that fate, and once more I shall spare you from it again. The fate that I, and the rest must tread."
He whirled around the dark ashes of the spear, it deconstructed, and reformed.
Abel said cooly,
"Shadow, I know you can hear me. You claimed to know everything about me, so tell me. Who am I, and Where did I originate from. And what are my abilities?"
OOC: I decided to only do a summary of the world of darkness and skip to the clock tower of heaven section of my story. I apologize for any thoughts I might skim through the whole thing.'