Drown is my main series i came up with when i first created my instagram. and over the years ive been working on the story. not as much as i wanted to but still.
Anyways the story takes place in the future but not very far in the fture where civilization and technology would be super advanced.
in this world there are very powerful abilities called augments, and humans are able to learn other abilities using prana.
these powers, unknown to most humans come from the Oasyz that have fled to earth. the Oasyz are a race of powerful near omnipotent beings.they have offspring and when the offspring mature to a certain age. and gain power.
instead of losing thier status to the younger ones. the older ones would consume the younger ones
Tali-Mazar-Do is a a Supreme Oasys of centuries. she had 3 offspring : Radiel, Cleant and Maoa
when the time came when they became powerful to the point her title as leader was threatened
she chose to consume them. Cleant was consumed. Maoa and radiel managed to escape
Radiel was at the end of his wits, partially consumed. of the 3 children of Tali
he was the most powerful however he also lost the most when they tried to resist consumption.
Radiel consumed part of tali at the last moment and was able to survive and escape with maoa
when an oasis is consumed even partially they will lose thier immortality. granted they will still live for ceveral centuries there is a limit to how active they can be
Radiel and Maoa fled to and once they felt they were far enough away they were in the earth solar system. the planet intriegued them and looked small enough so they descended there. Radiel realized he had lost so much just to escape if Tali found them they would definately be consumed. in order for the power of an oasis the reacg full potential an abundance of life and life force is needed. knowing this radiel seperated his powers into 20 portions and they were spread to 20 beings on the planet these were known as augments. as the person ages and uses the augment it will mature. this was not only to get stronger but so tali could no longer sense them maoa chose to fuse with the planet in order to and share herself with all its inteligent inhabitands AND Strenghten them to prevent them from going extinct before radiel power reaches maturity. in doing this she could witness and learn of the life that existed there her main body still lies somewhere. Radiel eventually meets our 2 main characters.(note the reason radiels eyes are always closed is because if he opens his eyes and dislikes what he sees. it will cease to exist . this is a rare power of the Oasys)
the abilities called augment allow to user to manipulate any the property thier agument is affixed to.
our main characters are Cure and Valenci. Cure posseses the augment of Temperature . This means he can control temerature to any extreme. there is a limit on effective range. but he can instantly freeze objects , or boil them. or stop an objects temperature from changing.
augments can be inherited in two three ways if a person dies and has that are still alive the augment will go to them based on who the person had a strongest bond with .
if the person has no relatives . the person they were emotionaly connected to will get it. or it will go to a random person in the world.
there are other characters who posses augments there is a dark downside to using augments but this is not known by many: it gradually eats away at ones life everytime it is used. (i will normaly specify those on my instagram)
This chapter covers valencis backstory far before she became the an arms dealer and the leader of EQ
DROWNEQ chapter 1 valencis story
Phester: current slumlord
Valenci: an young orphan girl in the slums
Gwinei : valencis best friend, she is an albino ( they are currently hunted for thier bones)
Gwynn: an orphan , he is Gwinei’s younger brother
Meeya: an orphan girl
Zatari: a young orphan boy
Thugs : residents of the slum who work for phester
Mr.Nali: a farmer with a decent amount of land
Cmom: this is nenalia lhargo she’s a retired executive body guard
Cure : a young child , 2 years older than Valenci
*looking up at the sky*
In this world so many things are decided for you.
If I had a choice I would have chose to be born to some wealthy family
Or at-least a family not here.
When you get to a certain low point you see the darkest depths of
I don’t know what transpired before this place turned into what it is now
Everyone is fighting just to live through another day of suffering.
like lions and hyenas the people here are opportunists. It’s easy to go after the weakest prey children & the elderly.
Even if you are evenly matched In this world Being armed or having numbers is the difference between life and death , win or lose , confront or evade.
I wonder if that will ever change. One day I’ll change this world. Is what I’d say if I was some hero . Unfortunately I’m just another link in this chain of life .
Now that I think about it, I’m a lot stronger than all the kids my age. Maybe I can settle with just reducing the number of victims in my life. Yeah, that’d be nice
Valenci gets punched in the face -
Thug 1:Fuck are you smiling about you brat.
Thug 2:Looks like the kids regained consciousness .
Thug 1: Look kid, us grown ups need to eat more than children in order to survive, you and your little friends have no use and are going to die anyways . So why not make things easier for yourself.
Valenci :I don’t have any food for you. Fuck off
Gwinei: stop! Here’s the food
Valenci : gwinei what the hell are you doing
Thug1: *tosses valenci* that’s more I like it, maybe you could learn a lesson or two from your friend here.
Thug2: now that I think about it you’re pretty cute little girl, why don’t we put her to work
Maybe it’s time we stopped being victims too.
*Valenci grabs a brick and whacks the first guy (thug 1)in the back of the head *
Thug 1: What the ???
Thug 1: *attacks with a kick*
*Valenci quickly evades underneath. And smashes the brick into thug1 ’s temple region *
Valenci : Gwinei , we don’t give up our future for people who’s lives are already wasted.
Gwinei : okay. But now that you’ve done this what if they tell phester.
Gwinei: should we kill them? No one will assume it was us since were kids
V: nah I don’t think that’s a good idea phester will definately come looking for them .
Gwinei: won’t they just tell him what happened ?
V: would you tell your boss you you got your ass beat by a little girl?
Gwinei : no but I’m not so sure about this.
V: if anything happens I’ll deal with it . Let’s head back
Little did I know that was the worst mistake I could ever make.
G: seriously though , how are you so strong .
The next day .
On this isle you have to be strong to get by.
I don’t know much about my father or weather he’s still even alive. By the time I was 6 my mother had already died but before that she taught me many things and how to survive . It was me and 4 other kids & we began to look after each other like family.
We were all talented but it’s very unlikely any of our talents would see the light of day.
Zatari was the youngest , he was good at and dancing and futbol
Meeya was great at swimming she would do the cleaning around our shack
Gwynn was good at reading writing and teaching the other kids he would also hold the fort down when no one’s here
Gwinei was our chef, she would cook whatever I brought back
And me . You could basically say I was good at hunting and physical tasks the others couldn’t do
V: alright guys I’m going out, I’ll be back later
Its hard to survive out here but somehow we manage. For food during the summer I go fishing and I can usually bring 1 or 2 fish back. There’s also water from here, it’s not the safe to drink but it’s all we have . Sometimes I can get lucky and find a coconut or two and catch a crow
Mr.Nali let’s me work on his farm and do laundry in exchange for vegetables and a little bit of money. It seems someone was doing a live documentary of the isle. I kept working like usual
V: Today was a fruitful day, I better get back
As I got home I noticed our shed was open, this was a bad sign ,
I stepped in and what I saw made my heart sink to my stomach.
Valenci drops the stuff she had with her
It was a grizzly scene, children dead on the floor and one bleeding in a corner
V: Why , why did this happen ! What did we ever do wrong .
Wake up guys please, wake up it’s me. Valenci said while crying
Gwynn: they took Gwinei I’m sorry V....I couldn’t do anything...I tried my best , the two from yesterday.. they took Gwinei..
Gwynn said with his dying breath .
V: someone please help, anyone !
Nearby neighbor : be silent there are people trying to sleep
They were right. People die everyday around here, infact I had seen countless people die.. it just hurts so differently when it’s someone you care about.
Zatari and meeya were dead and now Gwynn was. There was nothing I could do
It’s been so long since I cried like this.
I wanted to make them pay . Even so if I went out now to look for those 2 I would be captured and sold off. This was something I could not allow.
I knew who was responsible. I should have listened to Gwinei and killed them when I had the chance.
The next day I buried zatari meeya and Gwynn.
I went to collect my payment from mr Nali. I didn’t bother to tell him what happened he might tell me to stop working and take some time off to get over it.
He was excited to see me and told me a woman and a child had come looking for me
Mr.Nali : ahh valenci there you are. . You’re a little late than usual . Is everything alright
Valenci trying to smile : sorry, yes I’m okay
Mr.Nali :Actually a woman and a child came looking for you
A woman and a kid?
Mr.Nali: yes they are actually back here waiting for you.
We go to the back room , and I see a woman sitting in a chair and a little boy standing besides her.
Nenalia: Oh you found her
I must say, I still can’t believe it.
Nenalia: Girl, what is your name?
V: I’m called Valenci
*Cmom examines valenci . She Tries to touch her face but she dodges the hand *
Nenalia: oh, little girl it seems you’ve been through quite the ordeal . Don’t worry I, I’m not here to hurt you .
Yes mom? The boy answers
Nenalia: Come meet your sister
Cure and valenci: huh!?
*The two stare at each other*
Both cure and Valenci : Those eyes.. they are the same as mine
V: I have no siblings there’s no way, besides our complexion is different.
Nenalia: You are in fact siblings , I know because you and cure have the same wanning mark as your father .
Nenalia:Now tell me. Will you leave this place and come start a new life with us?
Or do you wish to stay here.
V: There’s nothing left for me here. But I can’t go yet .
Nenalia: is that so? Tell me what unfinished business do you have.
V proceeds to tell cmom the story:
Nenalia: I see now ..Poor child
I understand you want revenge. the time will come . But before that let us leave now . I’m sure they know they missed one.
V: (She’s right but I just can’t leave without doing anything.. we worked so hard here. And those bastards took it away in one day)
V: please give me some time to think .
Nenalia:very well.I will not force you but this offer won’t last forever.
I’ll head to the fields
*Thundering, and rain starts to fall *
*valenci looks up at the sky*
V :(Meeya always use to say “the rain does not fall on one roof alone “
Does that mean as bad as I have it, someone somewhere has it equally as bad? I guess I should be thankful I’m able to have an opportunity to leave this place . If only I could have taken you guys with me.)
*Valenci runs back inside*
Nenalia turns to look at her.
V: okay I’ve decided to go with you
Nenalia: Wise choice! , My name is Nenalia Lhargo . You will now be known as Valenci lhargo. From now on I will be your second mother.
*Nenalia hugs valenci *
Nenalia: (I’m so happy I could cry , she looks just like him)
V: should I bring my things
cure: nah don’t worry mom has new stuff for you at home .
V:did she already know I would come?
cure:knowing mom she would have kidnapped you if you didnt
*I walked over to say my goodbyes to MR.Nali*
MR.NALI: mfufu You don’t say, so that boy was your brother huh. Take care of yourself.
V:Thank you for everything ,pa Nali I will never forget the things I learned here.
*Valenci waved at mr.Nali as She headed towards the car *
We got in the car and we’re on our way out.*
V gets in the fancy car with cure and his mom and they make their way towards the exit of the isle.
V: (Ive never seen this type of vehicle from the inside before)
V:(Celebrities would come to this area to use the slums as a background to boost their public images but they’d never let us get close .)
V: the seats , They are so soft .
Cure : you like that? If you press that button you can even make them warm or even massage you.
*Valenci pushes the button & a warm vibrating sensation climbs up her back*
Cure while smiling : cool huh ?
Valenci nods her head and smiles
*Nenalia glances at the mirror and sees the kids smiling , she smiled too, *
*but then her eyes turned forward and her expression grew angry*
As we reached the exit a group of 3 men walked in the street and setup a spike chain trap to block us from leaving .
The car slows to a stop
Cure: huh why are we stopping ? I don’t see a red light
Nenalia: valenci are these friends of yours
Valenci with a vengeful glare : no it’s them , he’s the one who ruined everything
Nenalia: leave it to me.
*The men walk towards the car one of them approaches the window*
*Nenalia lowers the window just a little*
Thug 4:hohoho where do you think you’re going
Nenalia: I was just leaving do not waste my time
Thug 3: ooo she’s got a mouth on her , watch your mouth before we put it to use woman just cause you’re a foreigner doesn’t mean you can have your way.
Thug 2: look who’s hiding here in the back seat , it’s that girl that snuck me and Miguel with a brick
Thug 2: we came back looking for you but you weren’t there , did you ,Like what we did to your little friends
Thug 2: we were just going to take the supplies and the albino but That one little bastard kept trying to fight back and even bit me so I put some holes into him
*Valenci glares at the man*
Thug 2: ooo scary , Little kids need to know their place.
Nenalia: (I see so this is the one responsible)
Thug 2: get out of the car . Now
Nenalia: I decline
Thug 4 :I will blow your brains out bitch
Nenalia while examining the thugs (hm one assault rifle one pistol and a blunt weapon ,I can manage)
Thug2 : I’ll break the window and grab the boy, maybe then she’ll listen
*Thug 4 smashes the rear seat window ,grabs cure by the collar and pulls him out *
Cure : ughhh ow,
Nenalia: cure keep cool , valenci stay in the car
*Cmom rolls down the window and asks the thug in the front to grab the keys from the ignition*
Nenalia: I’m too scared to move can you get it , do you mind ?
*The thug(3) scoffs but reaches in to grab it , just like that , nenalia puts 3 holes in his chest and exits the vehicle.*
Thug 2:What the fuck , she’s got a gun!
Thug 2 shoots at her 4 times but she uses thug 3s body as a shield
Thug 2: fuck I’m out of ammo !
*Nenalia shoots thug 2 in the shoulder. He screams and his pistol is tossed in the air and lands on the other side of the car*
Thug 2 what the hell are you waiting for ? shoot the bitch
Thug 2 turns to look at thug 4
Thug 4 is frozen completely solid , and unable to move
Thug 2 while fleeing this is bullshit , what the fuck just happened . That kid must have an augment
Thug 2:*tries to flee*
You bitch you’ll pay for that
Nenalia and cure are both surprised .
She wasn’t the one who shot the man , but it was infact valenci
She had picked up the dropped gun
He was hit in the leg
He’s still limping away ,
BOOM she shoots him again, he falls to the ground and rolls over
Thug 2 : FUCKKKK IT HURTS , wait stop I’m sorry
*Valenci walks forward to him and stands over him *
Thug2: I’m sorry I’ll never do it again . Just let me go I beg of you . If you let me go I won’t tell the boss to come after you anymore
*Valenci lowers the gun *
Thug 2 (that’s right you brat, let me go, I’ll make sure to take my time killing you when I find you)
Valenci : say please
Thug 2: Please! Spare me!
Valenci: what did you do Gwynn said the same thing to you?
thug2: Huh? I --
just like that a bullet went through his head, he died instantly
*valenci kept squeezing the trigger but the gun was already out of ammo*
*Tears filled valencis face*
V: Meeya, zatari , Gwynn , I did it, I’m sorry you guys had to get hurt first for me to understand . I hope wherever you are now you don’t hate me.
Nenalia walks over to valenci and puts her hand on her shoulder: it’s okay , it’s over now . Let’s go
Nenalia looks over at valenci who is clutching the gun with tears rolling down her face
Nenalia:(I guess she feels safer with it, even though it’s unloaded .
I’ll take it away from her later)
The 3 got back in the car and made their way to the airport .