CONTENT ADVISORY WARNING/DISCLAIMER

First off, I would like to wholeheartedly thank you for expressing an interest in the rewritten and refurbished version of Unwanted Guardian, and I would like to thank again anyone and everyone who supports this project. I would like to thank you profusely, as a matter of fact, because I think we all know that if it weren't for the loving support and understanding of the readers, this project would have been scrapped years ago due to the short attention span of yours truly and my apparent inability to see things through to completion. So, for the millionth time... Thank you. You guys make my world go 'round.

However, for any first-time readers, before you get into the story, I feel the need to warn you that this can, at times, be a rather depressing and controversial tale. That having been said, it also deals extensively with some rather unpleasant and graphic subject matter. Some would call it "fucked up," and I would be the absolute last person to disagree. Now for all-caps time!

IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY OR SENSITIVE TO CONTENT THAT GOES INTO EXPLICIT AND SOMETIMES DISTURBING DETAIL OF: HOMO/HETERO/TRANSSEXUAL INDIVIDUALS AND/OR RELATIONSHIPS (INTERCOURSE INCLUDED), SEX ADDICTIONS, RAPE, SUICIDE, MUTILATION/GORE, INCEST, BDSM, MINORS IN SEXUAL/VIOLENT SITUATIONS, PEDOPHILIA, DRUG USE, ETC... I WOULD STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU READ THIS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION. THIS STORY HAS NOT BEEN WRITTEN FOR THE HYPERSENSITIVE OR FAINT OF HEART.

However, I would like to note that the pedophilia and drug use portions of this disclaimer, at least, are pretty well minor and momentary. Most of the time.

Other than all that, the biggest thing you have to worry about is an abundance of darkness, angst, and one very horny, touchy-feely vampire who thinks predominantly with his penis regardless of the consequences.

Oh yeah! Did I mention that there were vampires?

... Oops. Sorry, let me clarify that. (Silly me, not keeping up with pop culture...)

Did I mention that there were real vampires? You know, of the apex predator persuasion who don't so much as "sparkle" in the sunlight as, say, reflect a modest glow off of their snow-white skin before promptly bursting into flame and boiling and burning and eventually dying within the confines of their own body because of the sun's radiation that everyone else is so happily "immune" to? Yeah. These are those kinds of vampires. They also kill people. Sometimes viciously, and with great relish. We are their stacked-with-everything, double-or-triple-patty cheeseburgers with extra large fries and an equally monstrous fizzy drink. In a fleshy living juice box form. (Makes ya kinda thirsty just thinking about it, doesn't it?)

If none of the aforementioned subject matter bothers you or you are, in fact, interested in stories that involve said subjects – you sick little puppy, you (although said with much fondness) – then please, feel free to read on, and I hope you enjoy Unwanted Guardian: Redux!

(The ideas, values, and opinions expressed by the characters within are not necessarily shared by the author.)

Yami Richards, Yue Aisling, concept/characters of The Atrium © Bloodstar's co-creator, Pheeney

Unwanted Guardian story and characters, unless otherwise mentioned © 2004-present Snyffles