The souls receive more flowers than the living because remorse is stronger than gratitude...
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ZOEY ORTIZ ISN'T JUST ANY GIRL.
She was born with a gift. A gift that makes her a very special girl. A Gifted. And although she wasn't blessed with one of the most prized gifts, like scrolling through time, or going to exploit other universes, it's a very useful gift. A gift that a lot of people would want to possess.
BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T JUST SEE THE SOULS.
That would be really useful but not in no way note-worthy. Countless Gifted before her had been able to do that. Seeing the souls - ghosts. But Zoey is different. She doesn't just see the souls.
SHE CONTROLS WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES.
All she needs is a simple touch. Only one touch and she can end someone's life. It only takes long enough for her to see the pain in their eyes, feel their soul leaving their body and then watching the light go out of their eyes.
ANYONE WHO TOUCHES HER HAS PRECISELY TWO SECONDS TO LIVE.
She killed her own mother. Just like so many more people after that - all accidents, but still, she killed them.
HER TOUCH IS LETHAL. HER TOUCH IS POWER.
She's the only thing holding the world together.
SHE WAS MADE TO BE THE ULTIMATE KILLER AND PROTECTOR.
To love and to hate. To kill and to protect. To save and to punish.
IS THERE ANY GREATER CURSE?
ADD A BADASS MOUTH-WATERING GIFTED BOY HELL-BENT ON PROTECTING HER TO THE MIX AND YOU GOT YOURSELF A VERY BIG PROBLEM...
CAN THE WORLD TAKE THE WAR THAT'S COMING?
Because she refuses to sink without a fight.
EVEN IF IT KILLS HER.