My life has never been perfect, but it used to be simple.
That changed in the blink of an eye when my mom decided to move us to Riverside.
It was supposed to be a new start for us, and it was.
Only it wasn’t one I was expecting. The simple life I knew before ceased to exist.
The town’s golden boy took one look at me and decided he hated me, turning everyone against me as he stood by and watched his minions make my life a living hell.
I didn’t know his reasons for hating me, but slowly as the torment went on, I became a shell of my former self.
And things will get worse when he finds out the news that he’s going to be my stepbrother soon and I’m not ready for that.
But by the time he decided to change his mind, I was already too far gone in my attempt at self-destruction.
Because hate like ours might only end with death.
The moment I became aware of her existence, I hated her.
Because of her, I lost the most important person in the world to me. So, I knew what she represented.
I let my hate rule our every interaction from the beginning.
So, color me surprised when I started to feel something other than hate for her.
As time goes on, I realize that I might need her more than I care to admit.
She was close to breaking by the time I realized the destruction my actions caused, and I vowed that I’d make it right even if she didn’t believe me.
But I’m keeping a huge secret from her, and that secret is the reason for my hate in the first place.
I don’t care about it anymore because she’s mine now and I hope she never finds out.
Because I won’t let this hate end with her death.