A Real Nightmare
For Katerina Tremain, life as a child was difficult, and as an adult has only gotten worse. As a small child, Kat's parents always nit picked at everything she did. It was never good enough for them. She was a failure in their eyes and no matter how much she tried to exceed their expectations, she was still not good enough. She never would be. She developed low self esteem, anxiety, depression, and over time-paranoia. She adapted and learned to deal with it. She was afraid to do anything for herself. Paranoia along with the constant "What could happen" plagued her every move, her every decision. Fear of the unknown.
Going to club 'Pure' was the start of her new life, but when a stranger buys you a drink...you shouldn't accept it. That undiluted feeling of 'fight or flight' hit her in one enormous wave. Fear brought on adrenaline, it sung in her veins-and as she turned to hastily leave, that nagging thought in the back of her mind said, "You're being watched. Run. Now."
Katerina knew right then and there that she had made the worst decison of her life. She knew going out to a club and being around people would only cause more problems. What she didn't know was, it would change her future. Her life. Her very soul.
And changing her future was going to be slow, painful, and filled with psychological and physical torture.
Of course slow, painful, and deliciously torturous is Viktor's specialty-and right now-Katerina was on the menu.