Innocence | editing minor errors
Storm Alexander had dreams. She had dreams of becoming a world-renowned cosmetologist, had dreams of opening her own salon and spa in Chicago, and on many nights, had dreamt of living somewhere that didn't make her stomach churn at the thought of being there or a place where she didn't hear bullets ricocheting off cars and piercing screams at two in the morning.
Her dreams were well within her grasps, however, they shattered far before they even started.
With a drug-addicted mother and a brother in jail, Storm is the epitome of a good daughter. She makes sure that her mother has all the help she needs-an occasional detox and cold shower-and she makes sure her brother has money on his books every couple of weeks; all at the expense of what she wants.
Her job at a downtown hair salon is enough to put food on the table, but it keeps her stagnant and with jealous women who don't want to see her succeed, Storm is on everyone's hit list. The only good thing in her life is her best friend, King.
King Hairem's name holds weight in the city Chicago, and everyone who knows him knows that there are two things he doesn't play about-his money and his best friend Storm Alexander. At the age of nineteen, King took his father's place on the throne of being a kingpin, and now at the age of twenty-four, he's made quite a name for himself and has stepped out of his father's eerie shadow to leave his own mark on the world.
Residing in downtown Chicago, away from the streets that he used to know, King has it all. He has a nice place, a nice car, but the only thing he's missing is someone to share it all with. But what if the person he wants to share his empire and accumulated wealth with has been by his side for as long as he could remember?