~ Prologue ~
I sat in the back of my father's 2003 SUV and cringed as the sound of death metal came filtering out of my older brother, Daniel's headphones. I whacked him across the back of his head and he turned and glowered at me with his big blue eyes.
"Mum! Aza hit me!" he whined at our mother who sat in the front passenger seat.
I saw her roll her own set of blue eyes in the mirror of the sunshade and she winked at me when she saw me looking.
"Well you will listen to your music loud enough for others to hear. And I didn't see it, so I can't do anything about it, can I?" she said and I laughed as Daniel stared at the back of her head in disbelief.
He turned his gaze on me and I stuck my tongue out at him even though I am seventeen years old. Hey, just because I'm almost an adult, doesn't mean I have to act mature all the time.
Shadow, our black Labrador - I know, brilliant name for a black dog - stuck his head up and rested it on my bare leg. Despite the fact that it was bucke...