My name is Mary Madonna Luce. But everyone calls me Mary. I am the shellan and wife of Rhage, a warrior of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
If you’d told me I’d be happily married –or mated– and living in a house full of vampires? I’m not sure which part of that statement I’d have found harder to believe. But my life took some strange turns when my neighbor, Bella, and I met a young male, John Matthew. John Matthew’s destiny –and mine– changed forever when Bella made a phone call to the Brotherhood. One long car ride later, both John Matthew and I took the first steps on the paths to the rest of our lives. John Matthew found out who he was…and I found Rhage.
I keep myself busy, trying to be useful in my new life. I’ve been helping one of the Brothers with some of the darkness of his past and I provide counsel to the others as they come to me. I’ve had the opportunity to teach the others in the house ASL, so communication with John Matthew has become fluid.
*smiling* Rhage. It’s hard to sum up what happened between Rhage and I. But he is everything I’d never let myself believe I could have. And he didn’t give up on me, even though I pushed him away again and again. The thought of Rhage taking care of me when I was so sick tore me apart. I never wanted him to see me so weak, and I didn’t want him wasting his life or caring about me when my time was so short. Rhage wasn’t going to let me go, and the night he came to find me at Bella’s farmhouse, I knew I couldn’t let him go either. Rhage kept the curse he hated to save my life. But we found our own slice of happily ever after: Rhage, his Beast and me. We’ve got centuries stretching out in front of us, and though I know I’ll always worry when Rhage is out battling lessers, I take comfort in the fact that both he and the Beast will always do everything they can to get home to me safely.