This life no longer owns me. Only she does.
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…
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.