The methodology used for this assignment was largely self-reflective as the main purpose
of this assignment is to understand ones dreams, vision, mission and goals for life to plan
out course of action that we should take to achieve our dreams
Again, Brooke noted the interior had once been glamorous, but now it
seemed old, like an elderly
persons home. At the end of the hall were two rooms across from each
other and a closed door at
the end. Brooke looked up a set of stairs leading to a loft be
Peaks and each other.
Desert Town Angels
PART TWO The Kin of Ms. Honey Hallowell
No! Sheri shouted as the table shook with her pounding fist. This is my
Are you so sure? Van taunted. Are you sure you are his daughter?
She is, Nelson snapped
the job. . .probably not the smartest thing youve ever done.
She watched as a pair of her fathers guards peeled away
from their posts on either side of the entryway to escort the
Fae off the estate.
Bael crossed the room, pulling Isla into an avuncular
got foreclosed on?
I can only discuss the options with you Mrs. Sandstrom, Katrina said as if
they were discussing
a late credit card payment and not her ailing mothers health care.
Outraged, Brooke kindly told Katrina she would be by tomorrow to talk
MJ, he had marveled. Matthew Junior. I have a son. We have a son, he
beamed and hugged
her. Brooke had hugged back. It was supposed to be like that forever, a
Six short years later, she was faced with decisions that never entered her
They want to discuss some DNA results with us, Ryan said as he hung
up the phone later that
They already gave them to us, Van whispered horrified.
The lawyer says hell meet us in Hamptonville, Ryan said as he hugged
The only thought hold
of violence with a language of the ancients. Isla looked up to
the rooftops and spotted a robed figure, arms raised to the
heavens. In a sharp, divisive motion, he brought his hands
down and apart. The ground trembled and split. Trolls and
.something. But it was gone before she could identify it.
Youve been trying to undermine him from the
inside. Your way is subtle, and perhaps has taken out some
of his men. But more have always come to replace them.
More will always come. I can take you a
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Brooke didnt want him to worry that they were leaving in two days.
After sending him off to school with a friend and his mother, Brooke
packed up her sons room,
filled two suitcases with just enough clothes and toys to get by at
Melindas and then packed a
an answer, or absolution.
Hes not coming back, Melinda whispered, trying to comfort her friend.
I will let you know in the morning, Brooke said in a trance as she went to
her room, closed the
door and lay on her bed staring at the ceiling.
Could it be
stem of his glass. Brooke wondered if he was waiting for someone or just a
guest coming up for a
I think Im done for the night, she replied. Staring off across the bar at
whatever fascinated the
man, Brooke reconsidered her friends option.
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When co-workers learn of her exploits from her ex-boyfriend, a co-worker
who trashes her
reputation, they refer to the stranger as Faith's "Vegas Valentine."
Realizing that she's been settling, Faith begins an adventure that takes
her from the comfort of
her principles. The only problem was that she had other people in her life
There would be no choices on welfare. She would have to send her child to
the school the
government chose for her, and her mother would end up in a state ru
Eyes the same as his fathers always made her sad. His father was
extremely intelligent, there
was no way MJ had developmental problems. There has to be another
explanation, she thought
as she turned out the light and went to the living room.
Dialing her f
What about school? he insisted. Even though his teacher didnt have
faith in her son, he still
loved going and being with his friends.
Youll still go to your school, were just gonna be living with Melinda until
we find a place to
live, she shrugged as if i
than saw, his curiosity at her statement. Curiosity instead of
insult. The lack of overt response was disturbing. But then
everything about Ransom was disturbing. She couldnt bring
herself to look at him again.
Instead she focused on bolstering the lie. H
your throat would be slit before you drew breath to call for
He watched her absorb that truth, accept it.
What do you want?
And wasnt that the million dollar question?
Ransom had done jobs off and on for Bael through
the years. Few and far between a
perfect buy-in for him. The group didnt trust him, and that,
he supposed, was deserved. His exploits were many and
bloody and showed no apparent allegiance to anyone, save
himself. But rescuing the Seer would not only hobble Baels
activities, it wouldhope
running amok. In the broad light of day. The dregs of Mirus
society had erupted, and the ignorant, foolish humans were
paying the price.
A shadow blotted out the sun, and she looked up to
see a dragon, glittering black wings extended in a
I only have an extra room, so its yours until you find another place,
Brooke lowered her head. Thank you, she whispered.
My other offer still stands, her friend asserted while putting on her
jacket and getting ready to
I am at
town his family reputedly established generations earlier is on the brink of
being demolished by
eminent domain. Although he doesnt side with the city, his grandmother
implores him to help
the family preserve the fountain in Fountain Way for future genera
Laid off from his bank job, Mountain Wood, Colorado, native Evan Hillaway
takes a risk and
accepts an offer from his cousin to work for a friend in Los Angeles. Within
days of arriving,
Evan sees a woman at a bus stop and instantly falls in love.
Bye! MJ called and Mrs. Hurligan smiled and left.
Bath time, Brooke declared. MJ was about to put his chocolate covered
hands on the door
when Brooke stopped him.
Wait! Grabbing a kitchen towel, Brooke put water on it and wiped her
sons face and hands.
you. Im here to rescue you.
Isla just stared at him, still too stunned that hed
touched her to be sure of what hed said. Im sorry, what?
You heard me.
Now she just sank down on the edge of the tub, the
carefully controlled mask lost to utter bewilderm
Not until she was safely locked in her room did Isla
breathe easy again. That was close. Too close. You nearly
flubbed it trying to lie on the fly.
But this vision wasnt like the others. Usually she
touched someone and pulled what she wanted to know,
Brooke had reviewed the details.
The main points were acceptable.
There was a clause for taking care of her son and her mother in the event
they decided to part
ways after a year.
Brooke was to present herself as his wife to his mother and act
Saving the town she inherited becomes a mission that may cost Van more
than the desolate town
Ignoring the Notice of Foreclosure sign on her front door, Brooke
Sandstrom struggled with
her bag of groceries as she found the right key
Have him send the papers over, Brooke said.
Ill do that, she said. When do you want to meet him?
Brooke had thought about that. Getting up, she joined Melinda and they
went to the kitchen to
discuss the arrangement in private.
I dont, she
agreed and took the elevator down. Not a thought entered her brain as
she waited for Melinda and
they drove home.
Melinda seemed to be in a good mood.
Did you like that guy you were talking with? Brooke asked the beaming
Dave? Ive known hi
Melinda, the man with green eyes and the lawyer noticed Brooke frozen in
Parker, Jake Parker, an officer of the court called. The man with green
eyes turned and walked
up to the officer to announce he was present.
Im ready, he said. Brooke nodded and they headed back. The lawyer
spoke with the officer of
the court and within minutes the judge declared them married and
everybody signed the papers
making it official.
There was no kiss and no officia
It is unnecessary, she assured him. I can always
send for something later.
Bael snapped his fingers and another pair of guards
materialized to escort her back to her room. Get some rest,
my dear. Ill see you at breakfast.
Thank you, Father. Isla nearly ch