This life. It’s a game, a very dangerous game where the losers always pay with their lives. To win big, you have to take risks. I always played to win because I had nothing to lose. Until the game changed, and the stakes became too high. I finally had something…someone…to keep safe. But winning big meant I could have it all. So I took a final risk to secure my future with Sloane. I wanted it all, and it was finally within reach. I broke the code. I violated trust. I lost focus… And the one I vowed to always love and protect.
I let myself fall in love with a monster. And even though his soul is black as death, his heart is pure. But only I can see it. I was warned to stay away from Max Oriani, that I’d become a target, that I’d be… Taken. Or worse. But the nightmare of living without him would be torture of the worst kind. So I didn’t listen. I gave him everything I have. And now I have to pay the price… If I have any hopes of seeing him again.