March 13th, 2023 I have finally made the doll that I am going to put the dragulj života into. She is beautiful, and she will be a fine guardian for my only child. I shall name the doll Luna, and I shall give this doll to Marie on her 6th birthday, which is coming up in a few short hours. She will be so happy, I don't know whether or not to tell Marie about Luna's powers just yet, or whether or not to let her find them out for herself, so many decisions I must make in a few short hours. Dawn approaches, I must put the dragulj života into Luna or it will not work. Let's hope my experiment works. ___________________________________________________________________________ The professor stopped writing in his journal and closed the leather bound book and put away his ink pen and turned to the long experiment table that held the doll he was going to plant the dragulj života or "Gem of Life" into her chest, and create a living breathing doll. He was shaking from excitement and he grabbed the dragulj života, it was slightly pulsating in his cold hand, and he swallowed hard and began to step towards the doll. He was nervous, what if this didn't work? He shook his head and cleared his thoughts, and placed the hand that contained the gem down upon the dolls bare chest. He bit his lips and slightly applied pressure to the spot where a heart would be, and than the gem started pulsating faster, it's dim soft pink light growing brighter and brighter, and than the gem was developed by the "flesh" of the doll and it disappeared into the doll's chest. Henry bit his lip and took a step back, watching for any signs of movement within his creation. Nothing. He sighed and cradled his head in his hands, he needed this to work! He wanted his daughter to be safe. After those demon of people killed and tortured her mother, they would soon want to come after Marie. Henry was sure of it. Just as Henry was about to turn away, a slight movement caught his eye. He swiveled around and watched as his beautiful creation raised up in her adult form and blinked once or twice before rubbing her eyes. He grinned and stepped toward the doll. "Hello, Luna. Can you speak? What is it you feel? Tell me everything." He bit his lips hoping his excitement wasn't for nothing.