I'd been held captive for years by my step mother, doing nothing more than cleaning, cooking, and being a source of food for my step sisters and her. My skin was a frightening pale color and my eyes had become dull. I couldn't stand it anymore. I hadn't been in the sun since I was thirteen. These parasitic creatures were taking everything I had. They were nothing more than a disease and I would find a way to be the cure. At least, that's what I'd been telling myself for years, right before starting my morning chores before the sun had even rose. One day, I would make good on my vow.