The Inspiration Behind Damian
Damian is a tough nut to crack.
From the very beginning he takes on a defensive position, adamant that this rowdy group of twenty-year olds head back to their fancy sedan and high-tail it out of there. He has no patience for them, and refuses to let them stay the night. He almost wins, but then Sara begins to work her charm and he reluctantly lets them stay. So, why did his will power crack after a two minute conversation alone with Sara? Bright blue eyes, long red hair, and Damian unintentionally finds himself lost at the beauty of her. He doesn't know it yet... not until he hands over the keys to their cabins and is forced to drive them to the designated campsite. The only problem is Sara is a good ten to fifteen years younger than him, and he knows for certain that a girl with that much beauty must already be taken by another man. Just when he is about to lose hope, he finds out that both Sara and her bratty friend, Ashley, are single. A tiny glimmer of hope is all he needs to subtly flirt with Sara in the hopes of gagging her interest.
Similar to the main character, Sara, I believe that Damian is a little misunderstood. He is not exactly the ideal romantic lead, maybe because everything goes against him. Damian is reserved, he is not sociable unless he is in Sara's presence, and he has a lot of secrets that he keeps to himself. His behaviour is eccentric too, I mean, who keeps that many weapons in the backseat of their car? Who is paranoid about the front door breaking in, so much so, that he has multiple locks to the door? Who takes it upon their self to have a lot of raw meat stashed in their fridge? Or anxiously fearful of night?
Ashley described Sara's potential love interest as a "nutter," and quite frankly I agree with her. There is something off about Damian, almost too unsettling.
What secrets is he hiding from the four of them? You will have to read "Cursed" to discover this strange mystery.
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