Two days after getting home for summer break, after the semester dealing with Senkhara, Nina's pov: It's the middle of the night; I saw briefly Vera's face in the window. I hear a fire starting. The phone line is cut and all of our phones are smashed. That's what woke me up, the sound of phones smashing. Gran goes to get out of a window or a door, but they are all locked from the outside. This was no accident Vera means to kill us. I see the fire, smell the smoke, I feel the heat, and I even hear Gran's cries of pain. I realize that a most of those cries of pain are my own. Sadly I prepare to say goodbye to the life I love.