"Danni, wake up!" The teenager's mother shook her daughter, who lay limp and sleeping on the futon. "Danni! You're going to be late for school!"

No response. Danielle twitched slightly and rolled to on side, but remained trapped in a deep sleep.

"Alright honey, I'm not going to excuse your absence from school again, so you'd better get up." The mother walked away, shaking her head. Her daughter remain locked in a deep, inescapable slumber.


A figure ran through a tree's shadow, barely disturbing the leaves of a nearby branch. A slight breeze blew, lifting the character's long, soft, dark hair. Floating in little wisps around her, her hair covered most of her face. The only visible thing beyond her hair was her eyes.

Ocean blue in color, the pupils narrowed to slits as something moved in the undergrowth. Faceted in the waning moonlight, she blinked once.

Suddenly a spark blazed up before her. The girl cursed silently, turning tail and fleeing deeper into the woods.

Footsteps crunched behind her. Loud heavy bootsteps hit the twigs as the owner chased her. Then the girl was in an open field. She cursed aloud this time, knowing full well she had been caught. The owner of the heavy boots stepped up out of the smoking haze that was the burning forest, brandishing a torch at her. She hissed low in the back of her throat.

"Freeze, utak. You've been captured. You're coming with us."


A/N: I know it can get confusing, now and in coming chapters, so if you do happen to get confused, just leave a review with your question, and I'll reply, giving away as little as possible while still clarifying. Have fun reading!