took his own life some time later. She loved him, and now, she missedhim more than anything. Did Credenza miss him, too?But at the same time, she reminded herself that she had afather. He was back at home, in New York. Yes, but he was not King Decebalus, not by any chance. Thefeeling she had with the King was wholesome and loving, despite thathe could never claim her as his. Starr couldn’t recall ever feelingconnected to her father in New York. He was always cool, distant. Then all of a sudden, it hit her.
She didn’t look like anyone in her family. For one, her parentswere medium brunettes with medium toned skin colors. Starr wasalways pale with raven colored hair, though she died it purple-black togive it extra shine. They were short and stocky with strong facialfeatures, she was long and lean with slender bones.Now, it made sense why her mom never looked at her with thesame reverence as her dead sister, Meghan. Normally, this would haveupset her, but now, knowing she was never really theirs, she hardlycared. No, because she knew she belonged to someone else,somewhere else that was lost long ago.Down below, Ikael and the others tended to the injured. Theywere healed but they were still slow to move, especially Aine who wasliterally torn apart when their bus flipped over, expelling her andbreaking each of her limbs clean off her body. The strangest thing was Seth. More than anything, she wantedhim to wake. Sure, she understood why she, herself, fell under. All thememories were overwhelming, but what has Seth got that connectedhim to the old palace?She was sure that whatever it was, Credenza knew.Unfortunately, Starr only had memories up to the point when she wentto Valhol. She supposed because that was when Credenza officiallydied. There was a knock at the door.She turned, remembering how, once, only the outsides of thecastle were made with doors.Not waiting for her to answer, Ikael walked in.