These are two more characters from my fantasy trilogy, Angel and Assia Ayumu. Angel is 15, and an Agent of Darkness (one of the younger ones...), working undercover for Lord Kano (Lord of Darkness). He killed his father when he was.. 11, I think. And before you all shout 'that's not possible!', he waited until his father was asleep in a drunken stupor (either to mourn or celebrate the death of his wife by his own hand). However, his father was not the first thing/person he killed. He murdered his pet dog when he was 7, and a little girl just before his 9th birthday. He was exposed to death from an early age (his father being an Agent of Darkness) and it was only after his best friend's family took him in that he began to learn right and wrong. Assia is 9 and Angel's little sister. Assia was taken in to Darkness when Yshir (their village) was attacked by a race called Dark Ninjas. Angel, already being an Agent (having become one after his father's death), willingly gave his 6-year-old sister up for the gruelling years of training it would take for her to be a fully fledged Agent. You can become an Agent at 13, and start training from the age of 5. The younger Agents (13-18) usually get paired with an older Agent until they pass their 18th birthday (Angel's a special circumstance), at which time they'll either be sent of on a mission, or become a mentor for one of the other Agents. Below them on the hierarchy of Darkness are Soldiers, which you can become from the age of 10 upwards. Enough rambling from me... This picture is mostly a character study.