October 1, 2009
Official Summary: Edward, homeless since age twelve is used to the gritty, hard life. Now twenty, his main goal is to make it in the world, and off the streets. What happens when a girl who seems to be broken beyond repair becomes his new shadow?.
Why hayboo05 loves it:
Why do I love this story? Hmm...well it's amazing for one. It's written so well and kdc does a great job of grabbing your attention from the very beginning.
The story starts out with a homeless Edward. He isn't always homeless but has been on and off since he was twelve. He doesn't give a lot of clues as to his life when he was little at the beginning but he does tell us about his past as the story progresses.
One night as he's sleeping on a bench, he meets Bella. She's dirty and bruised. Edward saves her from being attacked by two guys and thus gaining a shadow. It's a lot for Edward to get used to because he's always been on his own. At least since he started his life on the streets. He can't figure out why he doesn't just tell Bella to leave. He wants to take care of her and that's another alien feeling. He's never cared about a girl the way he cares about Bella.
Over the course of the available chapters, you learn why Bella is so broken. It really is a sad story and you feel awful for Bella. You definately understand why she's so scared and timid all the time.
Throughout this fic, you see both Edward and Bella gain strength from each other and over come some of their fears. One thing to mention...Edward and Bella aren't homeless the whole story but you see that can change at any moment and Edward is very aware of that. You read of the struggles of living on the streets and the ways the two of them try very hard to make sure they don't end up back on them.
Right now, Edward and Bella are in Forks facing Bella's past and I'm so anxious to see where it goes and how they both handle it not being just the two of them.
I personally can't get enough of this story! It's so well written, it's written with feeling, and the characters are ones that you want to get better and be happy.
Kdc is an amazing writer and I hope ya check out her story. You'll be doing yourself a favor!