For as long as I can remember, I've only had one goal: survival. It's what I know. There is no future beyond making it through another night and getting my hands on as much money as possible, by any means necessary. Pride and dignity are things I can't afford.
It's been the worst year yet—and not because I live on the streets. That's nothing compared to being separated from my little girl. But I do what I can, and I send any money I make for her care. I can only hope she remembers me. I'm past desperate, needing her to know how much I love her and that I've done everything in my power to make it back to her.
The day I stepped off the bus in Seattle, I saw him. Adrian appeared at a time I most needed a helping hand, and his habit of rescuing strays became my salvation. He gave me hope. He taught me to dream about something I'd never dared to wish for.
a Home future take
Will Adrian ever get that our girl can be a troll? Probably not. In his eyes, Thea can do no wrong. You would think since he works with kids he’d see the difference between her anxiety issues and a well-planned tantrum to get what she wants, but whatever. I can be the disciplinarian, I guess. He’ll continue to make funny faces with her and tell her to be good, and I’ll make sure it happens. Like a boss.
My li’l gangsta isn’t the reason I lose sleep a couple days of the week, though. It’s work. Wednesdays and Thursdays can blow me. On the flipside, it feels good to have these mundane problems. Makes me feel normal. Of course, that’s until my buddy tells me I’ve waited long enough and it’s time to turn my boyfriend into my husband. Then I'm losing sleep because I'm a head case of nerves.
Dominic and Adrian are social people, and though Home doesn't have many crossovers, you can meet up with the couple in a few other books. In Home, you'll meet Willow, Cash, Justin, and Lola. In other Camassia titles, you'll see Adrian and/or Dominic in Uncomplicated Choices, Out, Deserted, Out for the Holidays, and Inappropriately Yours. Additionally, in Sleepless, the free outtake above, you'll see Willow, Ellis, Casey, Zach, Henry, and William.