At age sixteen, Christina has her whole life ahead of her. As a sophomore in High School she’s popular with all the students. She made Cheer Leading squad this year and has been super excited to attend all of the football team games this year. Especially the away games. Those have given her an opportunity to visit various towns around the state as the team struggles to win the State Championship.
But, then, one cold December night her life is destroyed. It was one of the last games of the season and everyone was pumped for a great victory. She celebrated in advance of the long bus trip, drinking three large glasses of tea, and drank a coke on the bus while they were riding to the out-of-state opponents school.
All was going great until the third quarter. That’s when it happened. Her bladder demanded immediate attention. Unfamiliar with the layout of the stadium, she wanders down a wrong hallway. Discovering her error, she finally locates the away team restrooms and enters.
Seventeen years later she still struggles with the nightmares of that night. Avoiding men at all costs have allowed her to keep her sanity and provided peace during the daytime hours. But her dreams have lately become invaded by other thoughts and desires. The wistful hope for a family, close friends, perhaps even a husband who could love her. But those are not to be. But the thoughts persist, until one day, a man walks into her life that she cannot ignore. He brings the one weapon that will break down all of the barriers that she has built up for nearly two decades. From the moment the two meet, sparks fly and Christina is captured in the bonds of love.
But there are other men who now pursue her. Those men who she had met that December night so long ago. They do not bring love. They only bring hate and a desire for revenge.
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