Reapers: Consuming a Dark Soul
Peter looked out from the bench that he was sitting in from the mall, he was waiting for his girlfriend to come back out with her friends from a store. He didn't want to be there but their relationship was on the rocks and he needed to make it seemed like he still cared. He did still care but he was starting to wonder if it was worth it. He was always gone and when he was with her he would have to leave in a rush sometimes. He told her in the beginning that he had a hectic schedule and she said that she understood, but he knew that she didn't. See usually people like him weren't allowed to date mortals. In this realm there were two worlds combined, the normal human world and then the supernatural world. All kinds of things lived in the supernatural, any mythical creature that you can think of really. Peter was a part of that world, so even though his friends were blind to it, he could see its existence around them as clear as day. But Peter was more than just a part of that world, he had a role to play in it as well. It wasn't a role that he wanted to play but it was one that he was born into.
Peter was a reaper, and yes that sounds almost exactly what it sounds like. Reapers were beings that were neither light nor dark. They went around whenever somebody or some creature was going to die and help them cross over either to the great divine or the underworld. Every once in awhile, when a soul belong to neither or when a persons sin was too great reapers were permitted to consume the soul and obtain their strength, will, energy and even memories sometimes. It was a great feeling. There were all kinds of family clans that were reapers, and Peter was born into the most famous of them all, he was born into the Grim family. So his rules and traditions were a little more strict than other reapers, but he was fine with that. He loved his families title and the work he got to do for it. He felt like it was a great honor to be in such a family. Besides being in the Grim family had you special recognition and privileges than others had, which was nice.
"PETER! Are you even listening to me? I said we're ready so let's go!" A girl with curly blond hair said to him, which caught his attention. Peter looked up at this girl and smiled at her. "Yeah, I'm ready. Sorry about that. Where too?" He let her talk as he barely listened. He didn't really like the mall that much, it was too many people and he didn't like crowded areas. Typically no reaper did. When in reaping mode, reapers had a special ability. When looking at somebody they could tell the exact date that, that being was going to die. It was kind of morbid, and since he was looking at things with his reaping eyes out of boredom he could see when everybody was going to die and how. He didn't really like to think of it until it was there. So for now he followed his girlfriend while she dragged him from store to store.
He was walking just fine until he felt a chill down his back, there was death in the air. He looked around and sniffed until he finally found where it was coming from. Without saying a word he just left and took off in the direction that he was sensing death. It was an unnatural death he could tell that much. As he ran off he could hear his girlfriend yelling at him, asking where he was going and when he didn't reply finally saying that they were over. Oh well, he guess he knew deep down that it wasn't going to last long anyways. Getting out of human sight he quickly changed into reaper mode. In reaper mode he was dressed in all black and around his mouth was what looked like one of those ninja mouth covers made out of metal. Except for it wasn't used to protect him from poisonous gas, it was to hide his mouth. With their cover on he still looked like a normal person almost, take it off and well, he could still look like a normal person if he had enough to control it. The metal mouth mask was to help contain reapers, since long ago they went crazy with eating souls. They tasted too good. But if you could get a reaper go even half into deeper reaper mode their eyes will turn sunken and black. Their mouths will look like they had no lips, no mouth for that matter until they would tear it open with stands of skin still attaching while they let out a horrible screech. Peter had never went into that mode before, it was against the law, but he has seen it happen. People had challenge his great grandfather, the original Grim Reaper, and well it is easy to say that the challenger wasn't seen from again.
Peter ran unsure if he should bring out his scythe. The scythe could change weapon formation depending on how he wanted it and how he needed it. But the end result was it will always have a long, curved blade. Peter finally arrived at the scene where he was sensing the death. There were a few dead bodies, waiting to be captured in one of the thin tubes that were strapped to his thigh, so that he could cross them over to the side he needed. But this didn't make sense, their death dates and ways were way off, some were early and some were late. But how can that be? Everybody was born with a life clock and it was impossible to 'reset' it. He looked around and saw three persons standing there, two girls and a guy. He couldn't make out their species, which was weird. Some kind of magic was hiding it. He stared at them in the eyes each and spoke. "Innocent or guilty?" He asked them, referring to the deaths at his feet. He didn't make a move as he waited.