"You are a hurricane, and I am what you love." Enter Parker Jameson, Alyssa's four year old, neighbor who attends the same kindergarten, shares kit-kats with her, and helps her with math problems. Enter Parker Jameson, Alyssa's best friend who has been a rock through thick and thin, and someone who she is beginning to feel all these inexplicable warm, fuzzy feelings for. Enter Parker Jameson, Alyssa's once lover and the cause of her sore throat and her raw, torn up heart. Meet Alyssa Collins, Parker's neighbor who walks around in pigtails that swish until her waist, and chews her pencil when trying to figure out arithmetic problems. Meet Alyssa Collins, Parker's best friend who he waits at the phone for from day to night, waiting for her to call; who he runs to and leans a shoulder for her to cry on. Meet Alyssa Collins, Parker's ex-girlfriend who he is still irrevocably in love with, and who he has lost more times than he can count.