Eliana Strauss is a shell of the girl she once was, broken beyond repair because of a dark secret, a secret closely entwined with that of her step brother's own dark intentions, a secret with the power to destroy her entire world. She used to have the perfect, loving relationship with her step brother, Nikolai. But now their relationship is anything but normal and perfect. When Eliana has to stay with him for an entire year, things start to change, once again. All her handsome step brother has ever wanted was to love her and care for her, but in anything but a brotherly manner. ************ This is a darker story with more adult themes, so read with caution. There will be some sexual content. Rated PG-13, but may later be changed to R. This is the new version of the story.