The rain dropped down from the sky as the water trickled on to the ground, blood mixed with rain as the storm continued. Lightning streaked across the sky and a dark figure stood above the girls almost lifeless body, when the light faded from the lightning streak, the dark creature was gone. The girl, was bleeding badly when two lights shined down on her body, "Dear God, SOMEONE CALL FOR HELP, THIS GIRL IS BLEEDING TO DEATH!" the person screamed. The girl survived the damage from that night, but she had the mark on her right arm, the mark that no one knew what ment. No one, except the creatures that gave her the mark, that is...

Chapter One: Memories and Pain...

I woke up panting in a cold sweat, that dream again, the one about the dark figure. I looked at my arm and sighed, what did this to me, it could not have been normal. That voice, it called me 'Marked Child' before it left me bleeding in the rain alone. My mothers picture was on my desk next to the necklace she gave me when I was born, it had a blue jewel on it and had the words 'Love Is Wrapped In The Shadows' on the back of the jewel. I sighed sadly, I miss her so much, she died in a car crash eleven years ago, one year before I got my mark. My father, he does not care about me, he blames me for mothers death, he ignores me, but when he is not ignoring me, he is yelling at me for what happened to mother. I teach myself because father would not enroll me in school after mother passed away. My brown hair had grown down to the middle of my back, my eyes are like my mothers eyes, I am like a spitting image of her. I put on my necklace and looked at my bedroom door, hopefully father is asleep still. I walked to the door and opened it, as I walked down the hall father stepped out of his room. "Where do you think your going..." he asked with a glare, I flinched at the tone of his voice, this is not going to end well, it never does. He grabbed me by my marked arm and slammed me against the wall, "DADDY PLEASE STOP!" I screamed now crying from the pain. He slapped me across my face, "DO NOT REMIND ME THAT I AM YOUR FATHER, YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO BE MY CHILD!" he yelled and punched me in my stomache, I fell to the ground curled up crying. He glared down at me and shook his head, "you make me sick..." he walked off to go to work. I cried from the pain, and because my mother would not have let him do this to me. "I wish...I did not have to be here anymore..." I held my marked arm and my mothers necklace and cried myself to the point of blacking out, or it was the pain of my fathers beating.

~Unknown Voice~

"How dare he treat her like he does, she deserves to be loved, not hurt..." the voice said from the darkness. It watched from the portal as she cried in pain from what her father had done, and what she went through. It shook its head and sighed, "Its time for the Marked Child to come to our world..." it said and then it entered the portal to the girl who was on the ground in the hallway. It picked her up gently, "it will be okay now, you are safe unless ...he finds out who you are..." it said and walked back into the portal to its world.

~Unknown Voice Silenced~

Mother...No...Please don't leave me...MOTHER! I woke up crying from the dream of loosing my mother, wait, where am I at? I looked around seeing the dark shadows surrounding the area where I am, "what is this...where am I?" I asked myself getting scared. "No need to be frighened miss...you are safe now..." a voice said and I looked around for who it belonged to. "Wh-Whos there, who are you?" I asked the voice. A dark shadow appeared in front of me and I gasped, "I am a friend...we all are friends here, all but...him...but with us you are safe, you do not have to worry about being hurt any longer..." the shadow said to me. I remembered wishing about not having to be hurt anymore before I blacked out, "this is just a dream...it is not real..." I said to the shadow and looked down. The shadow put its 'hand' on my shoulder, "Oh, but this is no dream...it is very...very real..." and with that, the shadow vanished from the room I was in and I was alone once more...