He blinked, and for the first time, there was no smile on his lips. "What has happened to you, Karla?"
I don't know. I really don't know.
I fisted the swing's chain in my hands. "Reality asked for its time back."
Karla Arnold was smart, had two close friends, and was set up to live a happy life. She had a loving Mother and Father, and an imagination that ran wild at the thought of freedom.
Then the cancer happened, and everything fell out of place. She lost her friends, her family, and her future.
But here, she always had a chance - she fought hard and clung on by a few thin threads. So with a chance encounter, a swing, and a boy with a smile that never disappeared, she thought she had finally glued everything back together.
She thought she had her future back.
She really, really did.