Prologue …. A legacy of Blood, book 1
What am I? I am many things, a curse, an abomination, a tragedy… you decide. All I know is that my guardian called me half breed… what the hell is that suppose to mean? … Painfully, I learned quickly, never to ask.
I know very little about myself, my heritage, but I do know this: My parents are dead, at least that’s what I have been told. Whatever family I have remaining, I’ve never met. Since they are the ones who arranged my execution, I’m not so eager to do so.
For unknown reasons they have forsaken me, decided that I must die. Fortunately for me, their chosen means for my demise refused to carry out the execution order, becoming instead my guardian and only companion. Unfortunately, his refusal to kill me has meant that my entire life has been spent running, fighting, and hiding, until finally my guardian vanished and my worst fears have come to life… I am alone.
Who am I? I am Mara, and for as long as I can remember I have been hunted. There hasn’t been a day that has gone by in which I haven’t felt their breath upon my neck. The breath, although often imagined, promises a violent death. It’s safe to say I am paranoid, but then experience tells me I should be. As I look upon the world I have never truly belonged to, I crave normality. I want to be the girl next door, student, friend, or at least what I understand those things to be.
Whatever ungrateful individual claimed that normal is boring, has no idea what it’s like to look upon the sun’s light, to see its warmth just within your reach, and yet, when you try to move towards it, you cannot, trapped, you are a shadow. So close to the light, to warmth, and yet so far away. The shadow is coldness, another world completely.
With my guardian gone I should run like I always have, there is safety in what has already been tried and tested. I don’t know anything else, I should, but I won’t. Not this time. For the first time in my life loneliness can mean something, something I have never had, and never believed I could have. Freedom and a chance to leave the shadow behind me.