Wow... my heart goes out to Blue wherever he may be. This is such a sad and terrifying story. I felt while reading through this that I wouldn't have been able to deal with it. I was wondering about one thing, and perhaps someone else can clarify it for me, but who/what exactly were those 12 people? To be able to cast out the demons (qui... quid...) like that, which is an extremely difficult feat according to DoktorHook. Desa said she doesn't feel worthy of being in their presence. This story confirms all of the things I've read about following your gut instinct. "My father gave me this sword... that means he must have wanted me to have it!" "Gee, figure that one out all by yourself?"