yes yes, i know, lighting definitely needs work. meh. *dies* hm... lessee... ryan is intentionally pale. he's drunk (and probably wasted) and hasn't eaten in a week. he didn't take natalie's death all that well. andre, who for a period of time was attempting to kill all the scummy bad guys on earth(y'know, when you're immortal you've got alot of time to kill), mistook ryan (who was lookin rather like a scummy bad guy down at avery's) for someone else, took him on home, and was rather bent on killing him. which she's about to do. until she finds out the whole story, catches her mistake, and stumbles out shocked at her own fallacy. it wasn't until a year later that they would meet again. *winkwink* but that's the next chapter, ya? toodles.