A tear began forming in her eye as she took in the entirety of the panic room, and her attention focused on the chemistry area. She missed her sister and continued to be amazed at her brilliance and the formulas she found when she opened Mel’s notebook. She saw the three complex ‘Venom’ formulas there, and that’s when she lost it. Her back was against a wall. Marcie picked up the book, pressed it to her chest and allowed her back to slide down the wall. She wound up sitting there in a sad heap with the back of her shirt riding up, and her exposed skin chilled against the cold, painted-concrete wall. She could almost see Mel’s ghostly outline in the chemistry area. She imagined her sister spending long hours in this very room developing the drugs that were the cornerstone of the best plan of vengeance she had ever known.
‘That damned Alejandro! I promise you, Mel, you will be avenged,’ and at that, she broke down and allowed herself to feel the full weight of losing her sister one last time. She would not allow herself to be distracted by her significant loss again. Sitting there, she swore that from now on that painful memory would only serve as a motivator.
That’s when a startling discovery happened for the first time. It came about as Marcie’s eyes glided along an open page in Mel’s chemistry book that called her like the Sirens of Greek Mythology. That was when she made a most stunning discovery!
– excerpt, Vendetta
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