A man who had lost everything, his wife and daughter killed in a fire in which he only blames himself. He made a deal with a Darkling. His soul for his wife and daughter to live again. Darklings don't make promises, but the man was blinded by his own guilt and sorrow that he couldn't think it through clearly and reasonably. The Darkling, of course, took the deal, hungry for a soul. The man finally realized his mistake but it was too late, he was gone and only his daughter lived. But it was not his daughter with the warm familiar smile. It was a monster that he had brought back.