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To Mallory and William, who've always loved Mummy's stories, and to Cathi, who was the first to believe that the world might too.
My girlfriend's anguished screams pierced my soul and I spun around, frantic to find her. I spotted her across the barn, struggling against the clutches of the demon, Christophe. He had my Serena trapped in his arms and was headed with her across the party to the gaping tear in the air. If I let him get there with her and go through to the other side, I would never see her again. What could I do? I was only a teenager. But, I was her only hope.
Besides that, in the short time that I had known Serena, she had become my world. It didn't matter that she was a witch. It didn't matter that in knowing her, I had uncovered startling revelations about my own heritage, my own background. It mattered only that she was my destiny, my future, and that we were fated to be together. It mattered only that I loved her. I'd loved her from almost the first moment I laid eyes on her at school.
I remembered every second of that day like it had only just happened. I couldn't have known it at the time, but that meeting was the first step on the journey that had brought me here today, fighting for our lives. The day my spellbinding life with Serena began.