One hundred years later
My name was enough to send most people running. Those that didn’t were fools, for they would feel my wrath. I am the king of darkness. The Dark Tribrid, they call me, the one that changed the world. I am destruction, and countries have fallen by these hands. Mercy isn’t a part of my vocabulary; I didn’t grant forgiveness or mercy. It was best to stay on my good side. My mother thought she was protecting me, keeping my magic from me. That betrayal hurt the most.
?She took a piece of me, and I nearly killed her by getting it back. I knew growing up I was different. I saw life differently. Sure, I came from a home filled with love and everything a child could desire. My parents would have moved heaven and hell for me. Yet that was their downfall. Their betrayal. From the outside, we were the perfect family. Our lives were great until my sixteenth birthday. I stopped aging at thirty, but the darkness made me feel every bit of the hundred and one years I have had on this earth. Sucking every part of me away until I become what I am now. I used to fear the darkness, now I embrace it.
The darkness came for me on my sixteenth birthday, and I found the missing piece. The one thing I craved, and that was power. Power to control everything and everyone. My mother tried to save me, tried to even take me down. If she wasn’t my mother, the woman who literally gave her life for me, I would have ended her. That wasn’t her decision to make. I knew instantly my entire life was a secret.
Astral and the covens came for me once I possessed my power, my mother telling them where to find me. I slaughtered them all and have been on my own ever since. For decades I roamed the earth trying to find meaning, and I stumbled across my mates.
At first, they feared me. Everyone had heard my name by then, not a country left intact as I made my way through each one trying to figure out my purpose. I met Ryland first. He was just as evil as me and a werewolf. We continued our reign of terror until we met our other mate. I was hoping for a woman, not that I was uncomfortable with my sexuality. It is what it is, and quite frankly, I would f**k anything with legs to fulfill my needs and that of my mates. Orion though was different, weaker. He didn’t agree with my past and the things we had done. He was much older than both of us and knew of my grandfather. Orion is a vampire and a little old-fashioned, but he was mine even though he annoyed me and frustrated me to no end.
He hated me at first, but he came to see reason. Has remained by my side even when he doesn’t agree, trying to talk me down, trying to change me. Though now I think he has given up. Then there she was. I thought I was complete until I met her. Evelyn Harper, the light in my darkness. I wanted her, craved her, and need her more than I needed air to breathe. She was perfectly human and made perfect for us. She is everything I never knew I needed and everything I have wanted and had been searching for. The moment I laid eyes on her, I knew she would be ours even if I have to rip her away from everything she has ever known. She was mine and I would do anything to keep her.