Something had to have happened between the events in Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge. Not only does the Kid seem like a different musician, but a different person. He went from on the verge of success to nothing and I wanted to explore some of those changes in his life. The Kid stumbles on a notebook tossed aside in a puddle. Picking it up he can't put down the prose, artwork and diary entries of an unknown girl. He wants to learn more about this mystery woman he has only known through her journal writing. He finds himself at a crossroads and is in search of guidance and distraction, could she be the one to help him? Please know that this is the Kid, not Prince, though I did borrow from events in Prince's life, they are not linear or under certain timelines. AU of course, but most references will be built from what we know about the Kid in Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge. Inspired in part by the 2 month love affair between Gertrude and Dexter. Shout out to Ingrid Chavez! Each chapter has poetry at the end, credited to that poet.