some times she dreams , dreams of wild places and flying , battles Maria has never been in and the touch of another's hand on her back being moved in a wild dance .

in dreams Maria is brave, and happier than she could ever be in the real world . in the wakeing hours the quiet little mouse moved through her life working for her fathers lock shop . a human who lived among the monsters of the world . Were's , Vampire , and the Sidhe , the bottom of the food chain and constianlty reminded of such , forced to live in the worst homes and forced to hide when the sun give way to night .


but in dreams , in dreams the girl is a warrior , and poet , in dreams she has another name but can never remember it ...