Destiny (Vanish Book Four)
By Sonny Daise
Copyright 2012 Sonny Daise
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Chapter 1: Anniversary
It had been one year since the fall of the Alliance. One year since Dante and I became a couple. One heavenly year, where Dante and I took things slowly, and learned things about each other we’d never thought to ask before. A year full of sacrifice and happiness. A year full of celebration and a little bit of regret, but the only thing that mattered, was that we were all here. It had been one whole year without the bother of peoples’ greediness, without the fear of being chased.
I had to admit, it was perfect. Perfection wasn’t being without flaws. It wasn’t steering clear of any issues that couldn’t be resolved. But it was learning to accept the little things and the obstacles that stood in your way, because if you never learn to look past—and get past—those things, you never learn what perfection can really be.
There was not one day in this last year that went by without problems, but there was also not a single day that I couldn’t see every reason I had to be happy. I was lucky. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world, but I that didn’t stop me from feeling like at any moment it could all come crashing down. I didn’t want to think that way, but I also didn’t want it to be a huge surprise if and when things did go wrong.
I turned toward the mirror. My long red hair flowed in even curls down to my waist. I was wearing a bright-orange blouse and a pair of jean shorts. Most days, I didn’t bother with makeup, but it was a special occasion, and I wanted to look my best.