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She hated her own kind. She hated it since the day she was born. Willa despised the supernatural with a passion. Now she was a full fledge demon.
Willa’s hate for the supernatural began in her younger years. She was ten when the fire started. The girl loved her family. Her parents were happily married. Or so it seemed.
Willa’s mother had a little secret. She was having an affair with an immortal. The man was a charming fellow. The mother was bored with her life and wanted some excitement. That’s when she met her lover. They had seen each other for five years. It had been a secret until now.
Willa had just come home from playing in the river. She was unaware of her mom’s lover.
“Mom!” she called. “I’m home!” No answer came. That’s strange, Willa thought. She would always respond. Willa walked forward. She heard strange sounds from her parents’ room. The girl grew curious. So she walked to the door and opened it. Willa found her mom in bed with her immortal lover. The girl was so devastated that she ran to her room and cried all night.
The next morning, Willa stared across the hall into the room of her parents. The bodies of her mother and her lover still lay on the floor. The girl’s hands were drenched in their blood. Willa had a tough time last night but she had killed them. An immortal had just torn her family apart and she didn’t see it.
Then the door opened. She turned her head. Willa’s father stood before her. His face was place with terror.
“Willa!” he yelled. “What happened here?!” The girl stood still. “That man killed my mama.” she said calmly. Then she walked back to her room. Her father stood still. He believed her. But he was too blind for the truth.
Eight months later, the truth about the mother’s affair came out. Their town looked down on the family. They had became shunned. Willa couldn’t even go to school anymore. She blamed it on the immortal lover.
At eleven, Willa was sent to live with her grandmother in England. She was excited. But her hate for the supernatural would grow here.
Her grandmother had remarried to a fire demon after her husband died. Willa didn’t know this. So image her shock when he opened the door.
“Uh... who are you?” she asked him.
“Your grandpa,” the man said. Willa was lost.
“My grandpa’s dead...” she said.
“You grandma remarried last year,” the step grandpa said. Willa stared at him hard. “Well, come in!” he yelled. Then he went inside. She complied in fear.
All was well the first few weeks. But the girl started to see troubled waters. Her grandma had cuts and bruises on her body. Willa wondered where they came from. But how to confront her?
One day, Willa walked to her grandma.
“Nana,” she said. “Are you hurt?” Her grandma looked at her.
“No,” she said. Willa was confused.
“Then why do you have bruises on your body?” she asked. The grandma grew pale.
“Go away you wretched girl!” she yelled. Then the grandma ran off. Willa grew suspicious.
That night, she got up in the middle of it. She wandered downstairs. She didn’t know why; she just did. But while wandering, Willa heard angry shouts. She grew curious. Willa followed them to the den. She found her grandma and her husband in there. They were fighting. Willa wanted to leave. But somehow she found herself drawn to it. For she was watching really close. Then the demon smacked the grandma around. Willa grew afraid at first. She watched on in terror. The demon kept beating on his human wife. As she watched, Willa’s fear changed into anger. What was once a spark was now a small flame of hate. First an immortal torn her family apart and now a demon was beating her grandma. Willa had to save her.
So she rushed into the room and tried to pull her step-grandfather off. He threw her back hard. But Willa didn’t give up. She got back up and kept fighting.
By morning, Willa stared at the blood-soaked wooden floor. She had won by a thin hair. But it was a bitter victory. Along with the demon, her grandmother had died as well. A problem remained over the girl’s head. Where was she going to go now? She had no choice but to go back to America.
But her hate for the supernatural grew even more. For when she came home at the age of fourteen, bad news awaited her. Willa’s father had been murdered. The murderers? A biker gang of vampires was to blame. Sorrow and anger filled Willa completely. Now that flamed of hatred was the size of a campfire. She wanted to make them pay for their sinister act. She was going to hunt them down. But Willa was going to need help to do so.
By age sixteen, Willa decided to train to be a hunter. There weren’t many mystic hunter school available in America in the 90′s as they’re are today. So she went to China to learn how.
But getting into a school would fuel her hate even more. Willa enrolled herself into Xercan Academy, the best mystic hunter training school in China. She waited for weeks. But in the end, she was turned down. Willa found out that two of the staff members were kamimortals. Her fire was now big enough to burn both the house and backyard. Her plan of vengeance had been crushed. But then, a leap of motivation jumped in her. Willa just had to find another school.
After twenty tries, she finally got into a school. Willa trained hard at the Shin Fu academy. She was even top student in all of her classes and graduated early in the spring.
But her old hate would get even stronger. During the revolution, a lot people fell into debt. But Willa noticed something. The supernatural had money and were making more each day. Why was it that why? The money should have gone to the people. Instead these supernatural were swimming in their wealth. Her fire was strong enough to burn a whole neighborhood. She vowed to kill every supernatural in the living realm.
For years, Willa was a great mystic hunter. She traveled the world killing the supernatural. But one kill would change her forever.
She was in Japan hunting down two demons. The chase was red hot. She chased them into the swamp. Willa killed the guy demon. That angered his girlfriend a whole lot.
“Willa!” she yelled. “You killed my lover! Now you will pay!” Then the demon lunged forward. Willa prepared to attack. The demon bit her in neck and drink up her blood. She drank up for hours. Willa fell weak and lost consciousness.
When she awoke, she was in for a rude surprise. Willa found that she was now a newly made fire demon. She wanted to kill herself. She had become the one thing she despised at age twenty-four. Now her hateful fire could burn a whole country. To this day, Willa still hunts down her own kind out of hate.
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