This novel is my most precious work. It took fourteen months to complete from conception to final manuscript. This novel started out as a 1,700 word fiction story for a creative writing class. My teacher encouraged me to continue to develop Ansley's character. I thought of myself as a young girl wanting love at 15-16 yrs old and Ansley's character developed. It was my objective to present Ansley and Simon in a relatable way. If you can fall in love and appreciate these two people trying to experience love and the possibility of happiness in lieu of tragedy; then I've achieved my task with part one of this novel.