The Price We Pay (Complete)
Ruby Adalyn Block's first name was very appropriate. She was, undoubtedly, a gem within her community. Loved by most, respected my many, hated by few, and most of them were just jealous. She was smart, she was beautiful, she was athletic, and just a little fierce, but her friends loved her for that. Her community wanted big things for this girl, and she took their expectations on with strong shoulders and a level head.
Then, in a few blinks of an eye, all of that is gone when Ruby is tragically killed in a drive by shooting. Their town Canston's beautiful facade held a darker secret- it was one of the most unsafe places to live in the country. Now, as the community realizes the value of such a promising young life lost, change finally comes. But of course, it wasn't without a price.
(Completed October 23, 2014)