Raina snuck silently after a young, inexperienced thief stumbling down a quiet, dark street, looking to make his escape. She quickened her pace, allowing him to hear her, and upon hearing the footsteps behind him, the thief began to run. She jogged after him, easily three times as fast as he was, and grabbed him from behind. She sank her fangs into his neck, her mind soothing his, calming him.

She, soon, began feeling stronger as the thick, metallic-tasting blood ran down her throat. Just as she began feeling stronger, quicker, and fuller, she forced herself to let go of the man. She dropped his body gently onto the sidewalk, and licked any traces of blood from her lips, willing herself away from her still breathing victim.

She had fed many times before since Normrak had changed her. The first few times, her bloodlust was so strong it was near impossible to control. She had killed her first three victims, much to her disgust.

She appeared at a lone island, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, and looked up at the large mansion in front of her, hoping, once again, that Normrak would be there. It had been a month since the wedding; a month since he had left her, and she still could not find him anywhere. She had tried the island and his black house many times, never having luck enough to see her husband.

Opening the door, Raina peeked in, and seeing nobody, she groaned and threw herself on the couch in front of the television. She clicked on the TV, turning it directly to the news channel in slight hopes of finding something that might help her find Normrak. Sighing, she rolled her eyes at the small corner of the screen which showed the picture of a knife. The news reporter informed her of a stabbing that had taken place only a few minutes ago. As the news went from inside a studio to out in the middle of a street, sobbing could easily be heard in the background. Raina felt her eyes widen as she recognized the man who was crying.

"Kander?" She whispered to herself, watching the vampire cry over a dead female body, a knife sticking from her chest, obviously have pierced her heart. Raina shut of the television and disappeared immediately to see her friend. When she appeared next to the sobbing male, he glanced up at her, his red, tearing eyes widening in surprise.

"Raina?" He wept. She wrapped her arms around him in response and looked at the body next to them, shuddering at the sight. It was Rina, a knife lodged in her heart, and a piece of paper stuck in her dead fist. Raina shook Kander gently, pointing out the paper, and he pulled it out.

"Traitor." He read aloud, tears still falling from his eyes at the death of his wife. Raina saw his eyes recover from the sadness, anger quickly taking its place. He crushed the paper in his fist, and quickly crescent shaped cuts bled from his palm. Raina pulled her eyes from the dark red handwriting immediately.

"Who is it from?" Raina asked, afraid of recognizing the handwriting. He glanced at her, fury in his eyes.

"Her trainer." He answered. "Your slayer friend."

"Oh, shit." She said, knowing what Kander would attempt to do. "Kander, don't. Please, don't kill her. Don't make me lose my only friend."

"She killed my wife," He growled, glaring at her. "She killed the woman that I loved. Give me one good reason why I shouldn't kill her?"

"You have a clean record, Kander. You've never killed before."

"Rina was pregnant." His voice cracked, tears falling from his eyes again.

"No," Raina said. "Kalon wouldn't do that. Not if she was pregnant. She would never sink that low."

"You don't know your friend very well, then do you, Raina?" Kander spat, his grief turning into wrath once again. Raina glared at him.

"I know her better than you ever will." She answered. "And I happened to keep touch with her, vampire or not. She tells me before she kills someone. Always, and I know her codes. She doesn't kill when there is pregnancy."

"Then who killed her? Who killed my wife?" He hissed back. Suddenly there were paramedics surrounding them, bending down towards Rina. Kander jumped slightly at the surprise intrusion, and glared at the doctors. They were certain to find an abnormality in her blood.

"No," He said firmly, and the paramedics looked up at him in surprise. "Leave her there."

"Sir, please, calm down-" One of the team said, under the impression that Kander was only shocked at what had happened.

"No," He repeated. "Leave her there. I'm not joking, I'm not shocked. I said leave her there."


"Let's go, Kander. Take the—her with you." Raina suggested. Kander grabbed the body's arm, Raina took hold of him herself, and they disappeared into Kander's home. Kander set the body down gently on the couch, his eyes fixed on the knife and tears filling his eyes.

"I'm going to avenge her." Kander said harshly. Raina winced.

"There's nothing I can do to stop you, is there?" She asked.

"You're stronger than I am." He said, turning to her with a dark glare in his eyes that she had never seen before. "You can physically stop me, but you cannot make me give up."

"You think I don't realize that?" She sighed. "Kander, if you kill her, you might as well kill me too. Normrak never came back, and there is no way I can find him. The world's too big, too massive to search. She's the only one I really have contact with. If you kill her, you kill me."

"Don't do this, Raina." He growled. He ran a hand through his hair. "What am I supposed to do then? Let her death go, not avenged, unnoticed?"

"No," She told him. "You should not let it go unnoticed. Get the full story first."

"How? My wife is dead. I can't get the straight truth!"

"I'll talk to Kalon tomorrow and ask her about Rina's…death. She'll tell me the truth. She always does. Until then, you refrain from taking any drastic actions. Like killing for example. I'll help solve this, but I need you to stay calm."

"And if I don't need your help…?"

"Do you honestly think that by killing Kalon, you'll make this all go away. Not only will you lose me in the process, not that it will hurt you so much by the way you're acting, but you will call all other slayers upon you! Kalon is powerful in her society of slayers. One of the last blood slayers, and a strong one at that! She's well known, and her death will soon be avenged. Get it through your thick skull!"
"I'm sorry." He said, avoiding her eyes. "It's just…her death, it's so sudden. It's so…awful. I loved her, Raina. I really did. I loved her more than life itself. And she died because some insensitive slayer took advantage of her in a fight. She was pregnant with our son!"

"Nothing can be done about that—"

"Something can be done! I can avenge her death. I'll kill the slayer who did this to her. I've dealt with slayers before, and I know their fighting style. Distract then attack."

"I'll help you find the slayer. I'll let you kill them. But Kalon did not kill her. She wouldn't; not if she was pregnant."

"How do you know? You haven't talked to her."

"No, I haven't, but I know her codes that she set for herself. She follows them, and if she breaks one, she will punish herself. She's not soft, but she's not that cruel either."

Kander looked down at his wife, brushing back her hair and kissing her cold, dead lips. When he looked back up, she saw such grief in his eyes, it made her own heart ache for him. She took small, quick steps toward him, and put an arm on the dead body of his wife.

"Let me take her." She said. "Don't torture yourself like this. Let me take her out of here, away from this house."

"Where will you put her?"

"I'll bury her in a forest not too far from here. You can come with me if you want," She offered. He shook his head, staring at the tan carpet covering his floor. Raina put a hand on his shoulder. "I'm sorry about this."

"Me too." He agreed in a soft voice. Raina grabbed the body's limp arm and disappeared in the mist of trees and mud. She laid the body down on the ground, and grabbed a shovel that she kept against the trees. She began digging, and digging, and digging, and digging some more. Sweating, she finished the job by placing the body in the large hole and covering it back up. She placed the shovel diagonally on the newly filled area, and disappeared again, appearing at Kander house. She saw him wiping tears from his cheeks.

"Can I be alone?" He said, immediately sensing her. She nodded, feeling suddenly unwanted, unneeded. Disappearing once again, she appeared at the large two story house on the island, and threw herself on a bed, letting her black feelings sink in, while taking in the smell of Normrak still on the sheets.

"None of this is working anymore." She said, holding back tears. She stood up, walking to the bathroom and dug through the drawers. Soon finding a razor, she ran it across her skin, only resulting in shaving. She rubbed the blade against her finger sideways, and soon noticed the skin sticking up. With a slight grin, she took the razor and ran it sideways across her skin, wincing as it cut through. She watched as the blood ran on her arm, and licked it off. She went higher, closer to her wrist, and cut herself again.

"I shouldn't be doing this." She told herself, but cut the outside of her wrist anyway, wincing at the sudden, slashing pain that seared through her arm. She put the razor near the pale sink and covered the bleeding cut with her other hand, letting blood fall onto her fingers. She turned her wrist over, staring at the clean, uncut skin covering her blue vein, and grabbed the razor.

Placing it on the opposite side as the vein, she pressed down, wincing as if she were human once more, and stopped. She looked at the skin that had come slightly up when she did that, and threw the razor down.

"I can't do this." She said, looking at her bloody arm. "I'm too much of a coward."

She turned on the faucet and ran water over her cuts, surprised at the lack of burning sensation that she normally felt after she cut. After thoroughly cleaning the split skin, she watched as it healed immediately before her eyes. She let out a shaky sigh, and turned, her eyes on the floor. Taking quick, long steps, she nearly ran out of the bathroom and into the bedroom, throwing herself once more on the bed. She stared at the ceiling, watching the white ceiling fan spin, clashing with the black room. Looking outside, she saw the moon, white and clear, hanging in the sky above her.

Raina shut her eyes, an unwanted picture of Normrak suddenly appearing on the inside of her eyelids. She watched as her mind took over and shot pictures in her eyelids, much like a movie. Normrak leaning against the wall, smirking. Normrak at the wedding, wrapping his arm around her. Normrak taking her blood with her sitting in his lap. Normrak changing her, giving her his own blood, an actual emotion in flashing in his eyes before he could cover it up with his emotionless façade. Normrak kissing her in the hallway for the first time. Suddenly, pain hit. Normrak striking her down. Normrak throwing her against the wall. Normrak strangling her. Normrak holding her, pushing her under water.

"Damn him." She mumbled, turning to her side, never opening her eyes. Memories hit her again.

"You wouldn't. You can't change me." She hissed, but never struggled as he jerked her into his lap.

"Wouldn't I, dear?" He mumbled, his lips already at her neck. She allowed herself to lean back on his chest as he bit down painlessly. She shut her eyes, letting his mind soothe hers, keeping pain from reaching her. Normrak pulled away from her, and sliced his own wrist, pushing it up onto her lips. She sucked the blood, losing herself in the sweet and sour taste as it flowed down her throat.

When she finished, she looked back over at him. He was paler than before, but his trademark smirk was still glued to his face. She started feeling light headed, faint. She began quickly losing all her energy, feeling weaker by the second, and slumped against him. He waited until she had lost all consciousness before holding her to him.

Raina curled up in her bed, burying her head in a pillow, taking in the scent deeply. It smelled of Normrak.

"That's no way to treat your fiancé, Hun." Normrak smirked. She attempted to kick him again, but he easily jumped over it, amusement obvious in his eyes.

"You don't act like a fiancé." She growled. "Fiancés don't threaten to kill their love's best friend."

"There is no love," Normrak said, his eyes darkening at her words.

"Then how was I changed?" She countered. "Doesn't this whole thing go: You have to love someone before you can change them."

"An old wives' tale." He hissed.

"You don't love me?"

"Not in the least." He smirked, watching her smirk right back at him.

"That's what you say now." She sneered, and suddenly found herself against a wall, trapped between the wall and Normrak's body. He smirked, glaring into her eyes.

She hugged the pillow to her chest, suddenly feeling more lonely and unloved than ever.

"He left me!" Raina cried, tears forming in her eyes. "I married him, and he left me."

"Raina, calm down. Please calm down!" Kalon said, wrapping her arms around her best friend. "He's just afraid. Afraid of his own emotions. He doesn't know what it's like to love, and when he found you, it scared him."

"It damn well scared me too," Raina said. "And I sure as hell didn't run away from my feelings. I didn't even believe in love before this happened! I'm not sure that I do now, but I never ran away."

"He was probably acting out of character before the wedding, wasn't he?" Kalon questioned, trying to find answers.

"Well, sort of." Raina admitted. She stared at her thumbs in her intertwined fingers on her lap. "He was. But not completely out of character!"

"The fact is, he was acting different, and he hated it, more than likely. He had to get away from it for a while. He'll be back. Just you wait and see. He'll be back, and he won't be so afraid anymore."

"He never came back." Raina said to herself. She could almost feel his arms around her once more.

Raina woke up with a yawn. She felt too comfortable to get up, or even to open her eyes. She snuggled up some more, and tried to fall asleep again without success. She couldn't sleep. Something wasn't right, and she could feel it. She pushed her feeling aside, and opened her eyes. She found herself curled up against…Normrak. She immediately jumped back, but found that she was being held to him by his arms circling her.

She frowned, swallowing her tears, her emotions, and letting the memories run through her once more.

"Iloveyou." Normrak hissed, quickly and silently.

She wrapped her arms around her, waiting, wishing to see Normrak once more.

"He'll be back, Raina. Trust me." Kander said and disappeared.

"He won't be back." She felt a tear begin to squeeze out of her eyes. She wiped it with the back of her hand. Letting out a strangled sob, she attempted to hold in her tears and emotions, but failed.

She stood up, letting the pillow fall to the floor, and disappeared, hoping to catch Kander before he went to bed.

"What are you doing here?" She heard him ask. "I thought I told you I wanted to be alone."

"No, you don't." She said, sitting next to him on the couch. He glared at her. "I don't want to be alone either."

"You have that slayer friend," He growled.

"She's out hunting."

"Murdering," He corrected.

"No, there are a few vampires that deserve to die." She told him. "You and I can both agree on that, can't we?"

"Let me be alone."

"I'm alone." She said softly. "Normrak is still gone; he never came back. He left me during the wedding, and hasn't come back. I can't find him, no matter where I look."

"Do you really think that you're the only one that knows what it's like to lose a loved one? At least your loved one is still alive!" Kander hissed. She swallowed.

"He might as well not be." She answered, a tear attempting to squeeze out of her eyes. She wiped it with the back of her hand.

"Raina, I told you he would be back. I meant it. He came back last time. It might take him a little longer this time, but he'll be back." He told her, glancing at her without any glare in his eyes.

"I have no right to be doing this," She said, standing up. "Here I am crying over Normrak and he's still alive. And you lost Rina. I'll leave now."

"No, wait." Kander ordered. "I don't want to be alone after all."

"I'm sorry." She apologized. "I have no right to be crying over this."

"Yes, you do." He argued, and she sat down next to him again. "Rina—" He paused instead of saying the word. "And you, you lost your husband. We both lost something."

Raina sighed, staring at her feet. "I'll never find him."

"You idiot." Kander said, wiping tears from his own eyes. "Of course you can. I suppose that you haven't found out the secret of bonding, did you?"

"The…secret?" She asked.

"Yes. You can locate him, especially if he changed you." Kander told her. "Can you picture him clearly in your mind? Like picture?"

"Yes," She said.

"Do it." He demanded. She did, and could see his face, his lips drawn into a frown and his eyebrows scrunched together as if he were angry. His arms were crossed over his chest, and he had a strict 'touch-me-and-die' stance. Suddenly, his features turned to mild surprise before he began hiding behind his emotionless mask, and suddenly her mind went blank.

"Did you see him?" Kander asked.

"Yes, but for a while, but then I couldn't. My mind went black." She said. Kander looked at her thoughtfully for a few minutes, trying to decipher what had gone wrong. He shook his head after a while.

"He's too strong. He can sense you locating him and he can block you." Kander said in awe. Raina glanced at him, and stared at her feet again.

"He doesn't want me to find him. He lied at the wedding. When he said he loved me."

"Is that what he said?" Kander asked, swallowing to keep his tears from falling from the mention of marriage.

"Yes," She answered. "He told me that he loved me. Then he disappeared."

"He'll be back."

"You said that last time, and he never came back. I can't even find him! What kind of married couple are we to have him run away?" She cried. He let himself wrap an arm around her waist, and she let her head rest on his shoulder.

"Look at me," She grumbled, wiping her tears away. "Here I am crying over my husband and he's still alive. Damn it."

"No, it's okay," Kander assured her. She lifted her head.

"I never though I'd miss him if he ever left." She said, frowning. He smiled slightly at her, and his lips immediately fell back into the frown he was previously wearing. She sighed. "I never though I'd start believing in love either."

"And you don't think he'll be back. Which proves he will." Kander said, soon rewarded with a glare from Raina.

"I'm not always wrong." She said. Kander gave her a slight, microscopic grin.

"Of course not." He agreed. She bowed her head yet again. He placed a thumb underneath her chin and lifted her head to look at him. "He will be back. Repeat that."

"That." She said in a know-it-all tone. He frowned.

"That's not what I mean and you know it. Say 'He will be back'."

"I can't. I can't repeat what I don't believe. I won't repeat what I don't believe." She said, pushing away his hand from her face. He lowered his broad shoulders and looked down thoughtfully.

"Is there anything I can say to convince you?"

"Nothing you can say. You have to do something."

"What must I do?"

"Get him over here." She answered.

"We both know that I can't do that, Raina." He said. She bowed her head, staring down at the carpeted floor beneath her. "I would if I could, but I can't get any closer to bringing him here than I can reviving Rina."

"I'm sorry." She said. He shook his head.

"It was inevitable." He said in a sad tone. She shook her tears away at the memories of Normrak flashing before her eyes.
"Shit, I didn't even know him that well. I only knew him for a week. I shouldn't be reacting like this." She said, more to herself than to Kander. He gave her waist a slight squeeze in a companionable hug.

"You fell in love. Hard." He told her. She shook her head.

"That's no excuse." She informed him. He shook his head back at her.

"Why don't you stay here tonight? You can sleep in the room you used to have." He told her.

"You two never…" She trailed off, looking at him suspiciously. He coughed.

"No." He said, his cheeks reddening. She smirked, and stood up, shaking his arm off of her. He stood up after her, and yawned, tears forming in his eyes. He shook his tears away, watching Raina wrap her arms around herself as though she were insecure. She shook her head at herself, and began walking slowly down the hallway of Kander's house.

"I'm sorry," Raina said as she turned into her room. He turned her around and she immediately saw a different look in his eyes. He was…smirking.

"No need to be." He told her, and turned immediately into his own room. She furrowed her eyebrows at his sudden change and fell into her bed once more, immediately noticed that it didn't smell of Normrak. She sighed, and disappeared quickly into the large, deserted two story house onto a bed filled with Normrak's scent. She grabbed the pillow to her chest before appearing back onto the bed in Kander's house. There, she allowed her mind to wander.

Immediately, it wandered to her memories of Alex and Rance. She would remember them playing together. Rance teaching the boy how to put together a puzzle, and Alex only interested seeing how the colorful pieces tastes. She shut her eyes tightly, thinking about how little she actually protected her siblings.

"If I had tried harder, they would still be here." She told herself, keeping her tears to herself. She buried her head in the pillow further.

"If I had tried harder, Rina wouldn't be dead." She heard Kander answer in the doorway. She jerked her head to face him and glared at him.

"Just leave me alone."

"You don't want to be alone." He smirked. She looked at him with confusion on her face. Kander was acting different.

"Yes," She argued. "I do. Now leave."

"Force me." He said childishly. She buried her head back into the pillow.

"I'm not going to sink that low." She told him. She looked back up to see that he had disappeared from her view. She shook her head, standing up. "If I had only tried harder, Normrak would still be here."

She shut her eyes, waiting for the picture of Normrak and his surroundings to appear on the inside of her eyelids. She could picture him in a house in Florida, near the water. She saw him smirk before her picture disappeared, but she had gotten the information that she needed.

She disappeared, ready to look for him. She appeared at the exact house in Florida that he was at, and was able to glance at the mild surprise on his face. She lunged for him before he could disappear, but only succeeded on falling to the ground, not being quick enough to catch him before he left her. She swallowed, closing her eyes once more, attempting to locate him. Her mind was blank. He had blocked her yet again.

"Damn it." She growled. "I'll find you Normrak. I promise, I'll find you." She vowed silently. She disappeared back to his mansion on the lone island, and flung herself into one of the many beds scattered throughout rooms in the house. She snuggled under the covers, ready for sleep to take over her body, and was soon disappointed as she found that she was suddenly wide awake.

Her mind fell to her memories of her arguments with Normrak and her helplessness for Alex and Rance. She let a few tears slide out of her eyes and down her face as the memories hit her full force. She remembered as the thoughts of Alex's innocence flew through her mind. She thought about how little she actually attempted to protect him. Sighing, her mind immediately began focusing on Rance. She though about her sister, and how extremely little she could protect her.

"It was all my fault. If I worked harder. If I only pushed more, if I only tried harder, they would be here with me right now. Fuck it." She grumbled into her pillow. "Normrak, why'd you leave me? What did I do to deserve this?"

She smiled slightly at a memory of Rance and Alex.

Rance took out a cardboard flashcard and shoved it stubbornly at the two month old Alex's face.

"A." She said. "That's the first letter in the alphabet. A. Say A."

"Gggg." He burbled back, reaching out for his older sister's hair. She pulled her head back.

"No, A."

"Aaaagh!" He said, spit bubbles flying out of his mouth.

"Ew!" Rance exclaimed, pulling back and wiping her face with her sleeve. "MOM!"

Alex's face started to scrunch up at the yelling. Rance shook her head.

"No, shh. Shh!"

Alex began yelling much to the protests of his sister.

"Alex! Stop crying! Don't cry! It's okay!"

He continued, his round face red and tears falling down his cheeks. Rance picked the baby up, only causing him to screech more.

"RAINA!" Rance yelled, rocking the baby.

Raina sighed. "Those two were always close." She told herself. She shook her head, willing the memories to leave. Willing herself to go to sleep.

"Damn you." Raina hissed at him. Normrak simply smirked back at her, his arms over his chest, and his back against the wall behind him. He ran a finger down her cheek, causing her legs to go weak. She forced herself to stand straight and independent, refusing to fall underneath his 'charm' again. She took a step back from him.

He smirked more menacingly, taking two steps to her, leaving nearly no space between them. She glared into his eyes, and unconsciously brushed a strand of his hair that had fallen from his high ponytail behind his ear. He let his hand run down her cheek, causing her legs to turn exceptionally weak once more. She couldn't force herself to stand anymore and let herself lean onto him.

"I hate you!" She growled, waiting for her to gain her sensed back, but quickly knew that it wouldn't happen anytime soon as his arm wrapped around her waist, and one of his hands rested at the back of her neck, underneath her hair.

"The feeling is mutual, love." He said, pulling her face up to face him. She shut her eyes, but quickly realized that it was a mistake as her other senses went into overdrive from her lack of sight. Her stomach flipped, and she could feel his nearness. She swallowed, wanting to snap her eyes open, but unable to do so. She felt his breath on her face which smelled strongly of cinnamon. She felt her heart dive to her stomach and felt her breathing grow ragged.

"Get away from me, jerk." She breathed. She could simply feel him smirking. She let him pull her lips to his and suddenly relaxed, nothing in the world mattering since his lips had touched hers. The kiss started ever so gentle, and she had to force herself to keep her arms at her sides and it deepened. Finally, she couldn't control her actions any more. Her arms went up to circle his neck, and she closed any remaining space between them.

Raina blushed at her memory, remembering exactly the way that Normrak had kissed her. The way his kisses always started out so gentle, so caring, so passionate, and only turned better as time went on. She remembered how easy it was to get lost in him.

"This is only going to make me feel worse." She said to the empty air. She remembered how her world had shattered when she found that she couldn't find him. When she found that he wasn't at either of his houses. She sighed, shutting her eyes tightly, hugging herself, and willing for her thoughts to leave so she could sleep.

"Normrak?" She said quietly, entering the large, lone house on the small island. She walked throughout the house, checking in each corner, checking in every room until she was sure that he wasn't there. She sank to the floor.

"He isn't here." She said, tears flooding her eyes. "He isn't here."

She suddenly snapped her head up, wiping her tears away. "I haven't checked everywhere." She told herself determinedly, and stood up. "He isn't at this house, but it doesn't mean he's not at the other house."

She disappeared, her eyes shut, hoping and wishing that he would be at his smaller, black house. She looked throughout the smaller rooms, the living room, his kitchen, the dining room, every little nook and cranny, but was unsuccessful in finding him once again.

"Damn it, Normrak!" She half hissed, half cried. "Don't do this to me."

She turned around and disappeared back into his larger house on the lone island, and searched through it again, this time more frantically, more desperately. She failed to find him once more.

"Don't do this to me." She whispered. She let herself flop onto a bed behind her, tears once more flooding her eyes. "Don't."

She shut her eyes, swallowing the lump in her throat.

"Damn you. I knew you'd keep hurting me." She said.

"Yes, he did always hurt me." Raina said, curling up on her side. "And it's all my fault. If I hadn't made him say that he loved me, if I had only protected Alex more, if I had only protected Rance more…"

She hugged herself closer.

"Be careful." The Head had warned her in the time before the wedding and after the 'proposal'. "Don't let him leave you. He'll try to run away, and if you let him, he will not come back."

"He won't run away." Raina said with a sure tone.

"If he does leave you, go after him. Don't stop." He cautioned. "If he realizes that you will not stop then he will give up eventually."

"Why would he run away? He was the one that wanted me to marry him." Raina said, furrowing her eyebrows closer together in thought.

"Trust me. He'll leave. But you must keep looking for him. You will have to let him know that you won't give up easily. Don't wait for a month before you start looking for him. Go after him immediately."

"He shouldn't leave." She argued weakly. "He asked me to marry him. It wouldn't be right for him to leave."

"It isn't right for him to hit females either," The Head pointed out. "But it doesn't matter to him what's right or wrong. He's focused on what he feels."

"I didn't react soon enough." Raina said, shutting her eyes, willing herself to sleep once more. This time, she was successful in falling into the darkness of sleep.

WHOO! I FINALLY started the sequel. Hope you like it...