I know it sounds foolish, but things started to go wrong after my affair with Loren; I mean

besides Erik finding out and dumping me. I'd discovered the world wasn't the same. I'd seen

it with naive eyes, and if I thought that having to deal with the dark daughters was stressful,

I should have noticed it coming: the darkness. It was heading for me, and I now know that it

won't stop until it has it's prize.