Defying Gravity. (#Wattys2016)
Jack Rush is a criminal. Well, technically, he's an ex-criminal struggling to turn over a new leaf. Not to mention he's a telekinetic. Gifted at a young age, Jack was forced to live on the streets, abandoned by parents whom he's never known. Not knowing what power he contained, young Jack struggled with his abilities until he was met by a man who went by Axel.
Axel took Jack off the streets and adopted him as his own son. Not only did Axel teach young Jack how to fight and harness his abilities, he gave him something Jack never had: A father.
Yes, Jack's life seemed to be turning for the better, even if Axel was very secretive. However, when Jack turned 21, just four years after living with Axel, Jack was forced to do something in order to save his father--he was forced to kill an innocent.
Because of this, Jack left Axel, unable to live with the guilt ridden inside of him. Jack moved halfway across the country in order to get away from his past, and somehow, he managed to do so.
However, Jack knows, just as a zebra can't change its stripes, one can't escape from his past. But he is sure as hell going to try.