Chapter 1

"Ok Hikari. Let me teach you a quick life lesson. You will need to use this later on in life. Always remember these words. 'When you grip the edge of the knife, you get cut. So don't hold the knife in the first place'." Mr. Dengeno said. I cocked my head to the side. "But what if the knife is double edged and you have to hold it?" I asked. Mr. Dengeno smiled and knelt down to my height. "Then you die. But don't worry about it right now, young Hikari." He patted my head and I giggled. "Mr. Dengeno, why did you tell me that?" I asked. "You will know when you're older."

~ 9 years after~

Mr. Dengeno was right. I understand what is wrong with my family. I understand what is wrong with me. And I hate it. I hate it so freaking much. I wish it would just be over with. It's not fair that everyone has to die around me. Everyone. I kicked one of the boxes laying on my floor. I heard a knock on my door. I sighed and opened it. "Hikari, Master Serona would like to speak with you." Mayla said. "Whatever." I said and walked out of the room.

I walked to Master Serona's door. I pushed it open and walked inside. Master Serona was sitting at his desk. "Mayla said you wanted to speak, with me." I said. He nodded. "Ms. Hikari, you need to understand why you're here. Stop dreading everything. You need to be happy. You need to be thankful for what you are." Master Serona said. I rolled my eyes. How am I supposed to be happy with what I am? I'm a disgusting killer. We all are. Master Serona sighed. "Hikari, you don't want to live your whole life in this bitter state. You need to get out and make friends." Master said. "You want me to go out and make friends? Why, so I can get close to them and then watch them die? No thanks." I said. He shook his head. "Friends like us." He explained. "No way. I don't want to hang out with people like us. They always think that they're better than humans. Better than everyone." I said harshly. Master sighed again. "Well that's too bad Hikari, but you're going out today. Mayla will be taking you for a walk around the park. Try to be social." Master said, sounding drained. I crossed my arms and walked out of the room.

"Aren't you having just a little bit of fun, Hikari?" Mayla asked. I shook my head. "Is there anything I can do to improve your mood?" Mayla pressed. "You can take me home." I said. "I know what will make you feel better! How about I go get you some lemonade! Be right back!" she said and took off towards the lemonade stand. I sighed and walked towards one of the benches. I sat down on it and thought. Did she even listen to a word I said? Why is she always so happy all the time? It's abnormal… "Excuse me, do you mind if I sit here?" A voice asked. I looked up to see a guy around my age. "Sure." I said tonelessly. He nodded and sat down a few feet away from me. I started to think about what Mr. Dengeno had said to me so many years ago. Don't grip the knife's edge… but what does he mean by that… or you will get cut. "Hikari! I got you some lemonade!" Mayla said, Skipping over. "I told you I didn't want any lemonade." I said to her. She shrugged. "Well drink it anyway. It will make you happy!" she said. "Mayla, you know I don't like lemonade." I said. She sighed. "Fine, I'll be back. You stay here." She skipped away and I sighed heavily. "Is that your sister?" The guy next to me asked. I forgot he was even still there. "No." I replied. "She looks very much like you. So, why are you in such a bad mood?" He asked. I shook my head. "You would never be able to understand." I said. He chuckled softly. "Oh but I think I would." He replied. I looked towards him, about to argue that he couldn't know… until saw his eyes. "You're a… you're… a…" I didn't say anything else. He nodded. "Took you long enough to figure out." He said. I stood up and started to walk away quickly. He jumped up and walked in front of me. "Where are you going?" he asked. "I have no interest in talking to people like you." I said. He chuckled quietly. "That's funny, because you're the same as me." He said. I shook my head. "I am not the same. Your eyes are red. Mine are blue. We are not the same thing." I said and walked quickly towards Mayla.