The Night We Met
*Rewritten/alternate version of Street Girl*
After escaping her abusive ex-boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Lucy does what she has to survive -- she sleeps on the streets, steals from the rich, and busks with her violin. When Lucy breaks into a suburban family's shed, her plan is to get in, grab some junk to sell, and get out. She doesn't expect eighteen-year-old Elliot, the family's son, to catch her red-handed.
As a city-renowned hockey prodigy, Elliot spent his entire life preparing for the NHL. Now on his last year of high school, the pressure to be the best is adding up. With his dad breathing down his neck, his friends ditching him, and the symptoms of his mental illness worsening, Elliot isn't sure if he can make it. So when he catches a homeless girl stealing from his dad's shed, he has a new goal: to be her friend.
Though Lucy and Elliot come from different worlds, they see something in each other that promises they can both heal. But Lucy hides the details of her life on the streets from Elliot, and when her ex catches up to her, Elliot learns the truth: Lucy's running from a dangerous past, one that might put him and his family in the crossfire...
This story is rated 16+ due to adult content and language. It also uses multimedia, so try to read it with wi-fi if you can.