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Stories plaque me but none more than TRIAD. What started out as a bit of FanFic turned out to be the start of a life long love affair with writing. Or maybe, the endeavor of becoming a "real" writer.
In 2005 I watched an anime called "Hellsing". The main character Alucard, became my true destination of the world of vampires. He was my inspiration for Marcus.
Marcus started out as an extremely old Werewolf "keeper" in a true FanFic story where he and Casper were the only two characters of my original creations.
I then began to explore the possibility of Marcus. Who was he? How did he become to be this Werewolf Keeper. In the fanfic version I foretold Marcus' death. I know how this character dies. But my thoughts were directed towards how he lived.
Every hero needs a heroine, and Platt had already been a seed in my mind after I played a card game called "Vampire: The Eternal Struggle" in the 1990's.
In my mind Platt was not your typical ice queen that rejected her desires. On the contrary, she acknowledged the tendencies her body craved.
She was strong willed but not obstinate. So many heroines have to "be the man" in the story and Platt was most certainly not that type of woman. She was undoubtedly feminine. She wasn't the type of woman to manipulate her way through men or life but rather played her hand the way it was dealt.
When Marcus and Platt met, it was instant chemistry and the story rolled through my mind like an anime.
But as Marcus and Platt were developed something odd happened. A creature I'd never encountered before stepped out of Marcus and introduced himself and said to call him master.
At the time I laughed at him, to which he raised an eyebrow and smiled. And that smile was the most evil and tortured expression I'd ever seen.
The dichotomy caught me off guard and I started to wonder about this Serenite who barred his teeth at me if I ever started to call him an "elf". Obviously, he was a mage but never used his power to hurt--but not for lack of trying.
He revealed his secrets to me over a course of 4 years. 4 very long years of his mockery, snide remarks, ridiculing, and sarcasm. Asmara is one f-all of a task master. And he hardly sleeps.
But TRIAD was not finished there and its story is still, to be continued...
After the years of rewriting I am going to publish it with the goal date of June 27th, 2014. It's THE first story I completed and wrote during a time I had not yet found my first person voice. I tried first POV with this story but it would never work. The characters are too intricate, too complicated and too demanding. My hope is that I do them all justice. I know they deserve it.