Survival Instincts

Summary: Naomi is part of a religious group known as the Children of Terra. She has magical powers within her that are beyond her control and forbidden for her religion to practice. After exiling herself, Naomi meets Marshall, a boy who also has powers. Together, they inadvertently awaken a superhuman being who seems to know something about their extraordinary abilities.

Author's note: This is a work in progress. I came up with the idea for this story in late June of 2012 and wrote the first four chapters within a month or two. I have only a basic idea of where the story goes, and I don't know how it will end. I'm sure I'll be revising chapters and adding new scenes in old chapters as I go along. I'd like to take this time to give a HUGE shout-out to my beta, Calamari (not a member of theO) who has helped me tremendously, even in the story's infancy.

Warnings: Violence, bloodshed, and brief language.

Updates: All chapters have been reworked. The first chapter has been cut out and mixed with the former second chapter. A new fourth chapter has been added. There have been some changes within the story, so if you don't want to reread the first three chapters, I will add bullet points of the major changes. I'm putting them in spoiler tags just in case.

  • Naomi's father does not know about her powers.
  • Naomi knows nothing of Marshall's home life.
  • Marshall discovers Naomi's powers instead of her telling him up front.
  • Naomi doesn't learn about Marshall's powers until she reveals her own.