Please read chapter 1 before continuing. It's the fire in Damian's heart that consumes and destroys her, but it may be all she has to combat the true darkness she faces.
His was a life of fear, betrayals, and heartbreak, and he'd grown up a bitter, callous man. He never would have suspected that an old hermit would change that. 7.24.06 - Thanks to the moderator who chose this story for recognition and to all commenters.