Satine, Mel, Dusty. Nightmare was a place of horror and wonders, of pain and suffering but also of release. It’s freedom for those normal attitudes and roles. Anyone can be anyone if only for an hour when they visit the circus Nightmare when it comes to town. Even little kids enjoy when the circus came to town but Nightmare isn’t just any normal circus. Yes it contains acrobatics and illusions but what the people in the towns that the circus visits don’t know is that this dark circus is real. The creatures they see are no illusion and the magic that they learn is real. They ooh and ahh over the theatrics of the circus, little kids go home dreaming of being part of the circus but what needs to be revealed is how it is for those that are a part of the circus. Not everything behind the scenes was fine and dandy. If at anything the circus Nightmare is a true hell on earth for them. Forced into contracts to the ring leader, no freedoms, no true life, no love and no passion as the years wear on by. The acrobat, Satine has always been in tune with her body and nature. Which is what made her perfect for all the gymnastic parts of the circus and helping to tame and train the animals. Sarine was tricked into joining the circus. She signed her life away to the ring leader thinking that she was signing for a dancing contract. The illusionists, Mel choose to join the circus. Oddly enough she thought that she could have a better life, traveling and doing the things that made her happy. From a young age Mel showed potential in magic. Her father taught her all that he knew and when she wanted to leave and explore the world he gave her his blessing. But little did she know that what she was getting herself into would break her. The joker, Dusty had no other choice but to join. If he had not his family would have been killed and he would not let that happen to his little brother’s and sister’s. If they could have a great life without him or because of him then he would do anything in his power for his family, he would do it. However they found themselves trapped and chained to the circus. They can’t run and they can’t hide. They are forever bound to the ring leader until his demise which might be a long time seeing as how he’s half immortal. But through all this they have still created friendships and families with each other.