My name is Cassie, although my father calls me Cassiopeia. I live with my mother and father and my younger brother, Sammy, in the United States. In 1995 the "Others" invaded our planet. My father was in the Army Reserve and he was called out to protect our world from the aliens. This is how my story begins.
The Other's brought the Red Plague to our planet. The symptoms include making your eyes bleed and eventually shuts down all your internal organs. My mother was infected with the Plague and died. This was a very sad time for my family. I refused to let my emotions take control. Nothing was going to cloud my judgment. I could not put myself at risk of acting foolishly.
My brother, Sammy, is being taken to Camp New Haven, where we thought he would be safe. Sammy didn't want to go on the bus without me or my dad, but I convinced him to go. Sammy gave me his teddy bear so I would not forget him. Unknown to us, Camp New Haven was not a protective military base, but a prison center run by the Others. At the Camp, Sammy was medically inspected and was unknowingly beginning the evaluation to be a spy for the Others.