--False-- HappinessHappiness of such extremeWonder,Destroyed by the rapture of thisDisease.I screamedSo loud that it broke myBrain.And the greed,Took over my thoughtsCompletely.So you left me,With a sneer on yourFace.I cried out to the sky,That I hated thisLife,And it laughed.A laugh so cruel andDeranged.I felt like dying.I felt like screaming.But all I could do was watch the painUnfold.The whole while I wondered when this wouldEnd.Probably never,The pain just grows.I carry this burdenedWeightOn my tired shoulders.So tired that I feel likeGiving up.But you won't let me.I don't know if I should hate you or love youFor that.StopTrying toChangeMe.You can't change this life.
Year 2031Autumn Ravenlight stared at the cold plate of food sitting in front of her. She hadn't touched it and she had no intention of touching it. The clock above the sink ticked noisily in the silent room. The sound was aggravating Autumn so she finally pushed back her chair from the table, heading over to the sink with the plate of untouched food.It was another long night with her father locked in his room. Tony Ravenlight had always been distant from Autumn, for as long as she could remember. Not to say that he was a bad father—he was just distant. It was understandable though, given the things that had happened to him.Tony was a brilliant man. He was always reading, always writing. A very solemn man, though. But Autumn was pretty sure he had always been solemn. It was just a part of his personality. There was another thing about him, though: he was depressed. He had to be. Her father's happiness had been on a downhill drive her whole life. Every night he locked himself in his room and st
PrologueAvril dragged her eyes away from her computer to glance at the clock, jumping up when she saw how late it was; almost nine o'clock.Oh my God! Tony must be worried, Avril thought as she picked up the phone at her desk and punched in her home phone number, saving her article as she waited.Tony picked up after the second ring. "Hello?" he asked pleasantly.Avril felt a smile pull on the corner of her lips when she heard his voice. "Hi, honey. I miss you." She couldn't help but say it."I miss you, too," Tony laughed happily on the other end. "When are you coming home?""Soon," Avril promised. "I didn't realize how late it was, I've just been so wrapped up in this article that I lost track of everything. I should be home in twenty minutes, half hour tops.""You better be," Tony chided jokingly. "You've got one very lonely husband eagerly awaiting your arrival."Avril laughed, glancing at the clock again. Two minutes to nine. "Is Autumn asleep?" she asked."She's so asleep that not even a