Let me tell you about Maria and Ewan O'Leary. They were the kind of people that gave Irish Travelers a bad name; bawdy and irresponsible party goers. They had never given much thought on having children just after marriage. But as fate would have it, Maria became pregnant with a little girl... And we all know by now that fate seems to have a strange way about her. This is a story about their foolish choices when faced with her birth, and the choice between eternal riches and immortality, and their own, sickly, newborn daughter; this is the story about how Khiara became cursed.