❝I'm set on fire to keep you warm.❞
Bella didn't have it easy - of course, who did? Living on the streets since eight, she would say she's been through some serious shit. Her trick is to forget and forge ahead. She's getting by quite well, scavenging for food and supplies, indulging in street fights now and then. She's made a place for herself in the street hierarchy.
Damien's got everything on track - a job at a café, a kind lady called Cass who takes care of him whenever he comes to work, a friend - Lex - who never fails to annoy him, a roof over his head and clothes in his wardrobe. At 17, he's living alone after being thrown out by his uncle at an earlier age. With no family responsibilities and his usual habit of getting into fights, he's getting by alright.
They're from two different worlds, two different personalities, and two different types of histories. When did those have a say in friendship? They're each other's pillar of support, box of secrets and secret gardens. They've both found a pocket of happiness in life that they're determined to never leave.
That all changes when Bella's past catches up with her, and Damien is thrown into an emotional tangle - something he's been trying to avoid pretty much all his life - and finds himself unable to escape with leaving her. It's inevitable that her entire family history could tear her apart, but it's already foreseen that Damien and Bella are supposed to brave each and every storm together.
When it really comes down to it, Damien will have to fight the battle with her and Bella will have to find the courage she's never before searched for in her life. And that courage comes in the form of Damien Sage.