Melanie had always hoped that they could still be friends even after their fallout. But when the woman had learned of Samantha’s departure from Pollus through her parents, her heart was shattered. They had always told each other everything. Even if one was upset with the other, there was no way Melanie wouldn’t be the first person Samantha told her secrets to. Hailing from a prestigious family much like Sam’s own, Melanie had been expected to assume leadership in Hell long after her father retired. She was a purebred demon, only conceived to bring chaos to the world. When Melanie had rejected that role, her father retaliated by whipping her brutally. She was subjected to that kind of torture for the next three years until she finally escaped to an unknown world, which would later be known as Pollus. Melanie had nothing but the clothes on her back, and partially eaten candy bars stuffed in the pockets of her dingy looking shorts. She had been wandering around the deserted land for awhile before she collapsed, face buried in the dirt. Her body lay still, the wounds she had devoted a majority of her time to care for, reopening. Samantha met Melanie’s body on her way back home and jumped to action quickly. She carried the young girl’s body back to her house where she catered to her every need. After about a week, Melanie had recovered enough to move even though she was stiff, and with that, Samantha offered to take her in. (With permission from her parents of course.) The young demon resisted, citing the fact that she was a mere stranger. Samantha shook her head in response, stating that she was indeed a friend and that it was quite obvious that she had no where to go. After a few more minutes of slight bickering between the two young girls, Melanie reluctantly accepted Samantha’s offer. The young valcronian flashed her a crooked smile with her dimples poking out in the process. Watching Sam’s face light up just by accepting her offer made Melanie vow in her heart to do everything in her power to keep that smile on her face. And for the next 5 years, things were great between them, until it wasn’t. The biggest mistake she made that day was falling in love.