Life has been pretty normal for Malia Reid for the past two years. She gets good grades, has nice friends, and most importantly: she stays out of trouble. Enter new boy Will Memory, who personifies trouble. He's an infamous bad boy and rebel, known to many as 'Maverick'. Will and Malia have met before, when they were both serving time in a juvenile correctional facility, a part of her life her new friends know nothing about. The problem is, Will doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut and somehow Malia is going to have to persuade him to keep her secret. Malia is not the girl she seems and only Will is able to detect this. She hides a traumatic past which threatens her present life, looming over her like a dark rain cloud. The question is, why does Will Memory feel such a strong desire to protect her? *** A Wattys 2016 entry, I'd appreciate any support that I can get!