Title: NONE SO BLIND
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense
Chapter One: Christian vs. the Stowaway
I always thought making life or death decisions would be more dramatic. Thrilling. Like something from a movie. I should have known better.
Last week, I chose death. It didn’t work out.
Today, I chose life. And for me, that meant leaving.
I tossed the last of my gear into the back of my Range Rover. The car my father gave me just after I turned sixteen. That was over a year ago. He hadn’t spoken to me since. Maybe I should have felt guilty for using it to ditch him, but I didn’t. Just because he had a son didn’t mean he wanted one.
In ten minutes, I arrived at my first stop. The cemetery. I pulled in and followed the wide curve of the lane until I came to a huge cedar tree. I grabbed the cellophane wrapped flowers I bought at the gas station and wove my way through the forest of headstones to my mother’s grave.
I’d sat here many times, telling her about Dad, how he hated me, and how my life was messed. It never changed anything, but I felt better—for a few days at least. I barely remembered her now.
More than anything, I remembered after she died. When Dad checked out and never really came back. At least not to me. For him, it was like I didn’t exist.
And now, the time had come to make that a reality. How else could I avoid a repeat of last week’s lapse in judgment?