Marriage is pretty traditional in the Venatori. Though being unmarried and having children is also very common. I chose the picture associated with this because it’s not traditional as I’m not traditional.
Again my mind goes to the first childish thing in me – one of three topics I love to talk about, myself, food and of course, sex. But water has a much greater influence despite my initial reaction to giggle like a school age child. There is a fifth unbendable element – it is the life force itself.
The Ad Aetatem is a series of three rituals – first the sacrifice, the second the vision question and the third the mark. Every Venatori of age must endure all three to become an adult.
My file is rather large. I have been with the Academy since I was 5. I have been in therapy since I was 6. I was in trouble a lot so there were quite a few incident reports in school. I have been hunting for 10 years. All this combined makes for a very large file in the Archives on me.
Since the subject is No Pen, I won’t write anymore. Here are images that speak to me on a personal level.
Security blankets were not something I had as a child. Before coming to the Venatori I didn’t need one, I was safe in the knowledge that I was loved but it was shattered when my mother spat at me for being a monster – an uncontrollable and dangerous magnus that would end up hurting more people than she cared to count. She saw only one thing about me – hated me for it.