Daloki married Elexin, and everything went to hell.
(It was much, much later that she learned the truth: that Asmodelius had given Elexin a love potion intended to make Lex fall in love with Asmo’s own wife – for what reason she never learned – but it was Daloki that Lex saw first, so Asmo’s plan went awry.)
From then on, Dal was sucked into a growing nightmare. Three times Elexin fed her some of his blood, something he never should have done. Now she was his Ghoul, forced to feed regularly on the blood of vampires, and subject to his control. He didn’t actually use that control on her – yet.
Then a simple act of friendship came back to bite her. Continue reading