Go back to the beginning... See where it all began, where Jake & Leah met, and what circumstances brought these two together. LEAH: I’m free… but freedom is daunting when all I’ve ever known is darkness and pain. When I see a boy being bullied, my new sense of justice is lit aflame and I find myself standing up for someone who doesn’t want my help. Jake Normanton doesn’t want me there, but I can sense how desperately he is searching for a reason to live, and I am determined to find him one. If I can save him, then maybe there’s a reason I survived living with my father… JAKE: I’m at the end of my rope and have made a decision to end it all. When my bullies make another appearance, I’m prepared to go out in blood and punches when a girl interrupts and scares them away. Leah is strange and silent, but her eyes take the anger out of me and let me breathe for the first time since I lost my mother. I still want to go, I still want to end it, but the eyes of that girl haunt me and entice me to stay, plead with me to hold on just a little longer.