the sea is vast, and bangs the cliffside, the shore is small, where the crabs hide. what will happen when someone washes ashore? and are they what your used to? or so much more.. Charlotte Aspen, Chestnut haired, blue-eyed, pale and completely average. the only un-average things about her are that her father is someone she never knew, her mother is a young free spirit hardly ever home, and she works a lighthouse. which for a girl living in small-town maine is unusual to say the least. Life isnt really tough. she has the average--if small--group of friends at school. she gets very good grades--but she's no genius. Change isnt her thing. but fate clearly decided that it didnt care.