My name is Cyrus Davenport, but my friends and most of my family call me Cinder. I'm sixteen, and I live with my step mother, her twin sons, and my father. My life hasn't been that great ever since my mom died when I was nine. My father isn't around very much, and I'm practically a slave to my step mother and step brothers. I keep hoping things will get better, but I've been hoping that for quite a while.