Maddy sat at a small flower cover table, her hair in a beautiful long braid. She sighed as she scrolls through her feed of possible matches; she never enjoyed online dating, but she's done it because whenever she's alone, she feels so empty that all her demons fill her head. She stopped at this one profile of this Navy man. Usually she wouldn't even give military men a second glance since she grew up in such a broken family mostly due to the military, but there was just something about him she couldn't pin to just one word. Maddy hovered over the app for a solid three minutes just debating if she should hit the like button; she flipped through the pictures on his profile. Half the people on this site don't actually talk to all their matches, she thought, so she decided to go with the flow and hit the like button, and by that time, it was time for her to start her shift, so she put her phone away and went to work.
The Bachelors put it best when they sang, "And so this is Christmas, for weak and for strong. The rich and the poor ones, the road is so long." Our story starts on a long road—well, a crescent. Lighthouse Crescent was the main street in the city of Pockwock that Kittie Nicole lived in. She lived with her brother and her parents. Kittie spent her time with her best friends Natalia and Stefan, or with her British (good for nothing) boyfriend Aaron who had a pretty face, but let me tell ya kiddo, he definitely wasn't pretty anywhere else. Nonetheless, Kittie loved him.