A/N – Okay, this is the equivalent to a boring prologue, but I have to say this so here goes. Don't give up on me yet!

Firstly, this is after Hidden, so don't read anything else if you haven't read that far…because there are spoilers from here on out and I don't want to ruin it for you. Needless to say, these warnings never stopped me, so I definitely understand if you sneak a glance below.

This fic takes place in a sort of alternate HON world. For one, Neferet hasn't been shunned and is still at the HON, wreaking havoc. Zoey and the "nerd herd" (when was the last time you heard that term?) are trying to prove to the Council that she's evil, but the Council won't listen.

Zoey and her friends live at the HON in the dorimitories. Red Vampyres are allowed at the school, but treated like outcasts by staff and teachers. So is Aphrodite, being human. The depot tunnels never were used by the nerd herd.

Oh. This is a biggy. Are you ready? *SPOILERS. BELIEVE ME, YOU DON'T WANT THIS ONE.* Jack didn't die. *TOLD YOU…* Damien saved him. Thanks for reading (if you did) and I hope you enjoy.

Oh, and this fic is centered around Shaylin, so I hope you don't mind. I know she's not a favourite character, so I thought I should just say that. Enjoy