Jade and Mara were sitting together, laughing together. Best friends. Jade had green eyes and long, dark hair. Mara had blue eyes and long, blonde hair.

Suddenly, it awakened.

Inside of her.

A dark, mysterious evil.

The next thing Jade knew, she had her best friend by the throat, and was shaking her violently. Violently. Violently..

* * * *

Mara awoke in the hospital. What happened? She looked to see her arm in a cast. "Oh!" She sat up.

"Lay down, dear," her mother said.

"Mommy... What happened?" Mara asked.

"Nothing you need to know right now," her mother asked. Or ever, she thought.