At a birthday party, Samantha is feeling alone and excluded from the festivities. Even her best friend seems to be ignoring her. Feeling down on her luck, she happens across the opportunity for making a new best friend. One that will never abandon her.
In those first moments, when you came to learn the world was erupting in chaos, you couldn’t help but be stunned motionless. Nothing made sense, nothing seemed real. It was like watching a movie. Explosions, the Earth trembled from unseen forces. God was angry. You couldn’t help but watch it play out.
And then, people were running. Running and screaming.
The Black Omen: Betrayals was originally meant to be an ongoing Fanfiction series loosely based on the Linkshell (Guild) I lead in the MMO Final Fantasy XI Online (FFXI). Playing the game really inspired my to write, but my writer's block played a major role in hindering that desire. I wrote this after writing the first part of Chapter One. The year is fuzzy, but I believe this was written in 2003/2004. I've always wanted to revisit this project, and possibly rewrite this prologue. It's fairly short and I feel there are some aspects I would tweak.
Perhaps I will even get up that first part of Chapter One, which I really liked. For now, if you so fancy, you can check out this short Prologue for the series!
Immediately after the event–Armageddon as many refer to it as–all the worries of the past seemed pointless. Whatever hardships you faced, your loved ones faced, complete strangers faced seemed null and void. The world, and most everyone in it, was tossed into the same hellish shitstorm challenge; survival.
The world was already a cesspool of corruption, greed, and scum. Governments sending us overseas to fight in propagandic wars to fill the coffers of the already filthy rich. The freedom of the people systematically stripped in bits and pieces, under the radar when able; masked bills passed in the dead of night. Those who bothered to warn the people or fight for our rights as citizens were drowned out by the horrors taking place around the world. Always fear mongering; the true new epidemic. Though, not new at all. The fine art of controlling the masses with fear has been used by those in power as far back as can be remembered. Advancements in technology and media just made it all the easier.