Tears streamed down my face, into my pillow. My eyes were red and puffy. My nose was running. My body trembled with each ragged breath. This was true sadness. A sadness that couldn't be caused by losing your job, or even the death of a loved one. This sadness could only be caused by seeing your entire life shatter before your eyes, and a tremendous weight being placed upon your shoulders, all beyond your control. This is how the next ark of my life begins. This is why I start running. Running from my fate, and my sadness. Running from the shattered shards of my life, and that tremendous weight that is trying to lower its' self onto my shoulders.

My name is Duchess Charlotte Amour Kuran. I am the uncrowned queen of vampires, and if I have any say, it shall remain that way.