Maria is a teenager, an illegal alien, unemployed, and has never been to school. She is a headache and a half for social services. They aren’t really equipped to deal with a nephilim (okay, that’s the right spelling, think I had it wrong earlier). Igraine Winters has been assigned to Maria’s case. As of right now Igraine has been forced to take Maria in, which has been no easy task, even with the extra money social services provides her. Igraine is trying to help Maria integrate into society, but it isn’t going well. She’s something of a mother figure, and Maria wants to love her, but she’s having trouble knocking down her barriers. Besides, she’s never dealt with a proper parent before. Her father was seldom there, and insanely strict and all powerful when he was, so a woman who is constantly there, only somewhat strict, and without any power to back her up (Social Services doesn’t exactly frighten Maria) just seems laughable. Maria can’t see why she should listen to her.