Both are defying the thousands upon thousands of years old laws and heirarchy among their race and struggling with their own inner ‘monster’ while trying to figure out some answers to questions they don’t even know they’re pursuing. Everyone around them it seems knows something about one or both of them, yet nobody will, either through fear, relentless attempt to kill them due to the things they know about the two they don’t know about themselves or because they’re bound by spell.
Has to do with the gods of my story, Divines…
And even they are afraid. One character who recently appeared (mother of my one MC who has been missing and is still keeping the fact she is around from my MC).
“Some secrets though must die though. Do you even know about Xavier’s bloodline?” Merilyn asked.
“No, none other than who his father is. Other than that, I’m as in the dark as everyone else.” I told her.
“Good, make it stay that way, Surge. Gods and monsters are the least of your worries if you found out. Nightmares are just around the corner,” she said.
Nightmares are just around the corner is a hint to something important later on (one of the characters, Nightmare, an Original, he earned Nightmare as a reference by locals but eventually forgot his actual name entirely).
Also, they’re Shapeshiters, they don’t age a ton past they’re 20’s or 30’s, some age into their 40’s or more but not many. (Immortal too, for me, an Immortal has the possibility to live forever but can be killed)