For character descriptions, click here. Teddy isn’t listed though, so I have his description in the fic)
Chicago, Illinois, 2001 — Connor had always had sharp hearing. It was one of the things he’d learned to have and to use well during his tenure in foster care.
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1986 — Seven-year-old Connor hesitantly tiptoed down the dark hall to his foster parents’ room, shaking.
Continue reading “Afraid Of The Dark”
Chicago, Illinois, 2006 – “Kelly?” Connor poked his head into the darkened hospital room, light brown eyes scanning it and landing on the bed. “Hon? Are you awake?”
Continue reading “Content Where I Am”
St. Louis, Missouri, 1985 — “Mommy! Daddy! Help!”
Continue reading “Someone Is In My Closet”
Durham, New Hampshire, 1973 — Only one week left. Only one more week left until he would have two parents, not one.
Continue reading “Baby of Mine”
Pine Grove, Montana, 1892 — “Come on, Gracie, you can do it!”
Continue reading “Gracie”
Seattle, Washington, March 2011 — Nine-year-old Maddie watched the rain dripping down the car window, chin in hand and amber-colored eyes focused on two drops that seemed to be racing each other.
Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Maddie”
Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2017 — Bright blue eyes peered around the hall corner, scanning the living room and finally landed on the bookshelf.
Continue reading “Storytime”
Washington, 2004 — “Mommy, Mommy!” Junior ran up the stairs to the back porch where Lizzie was pouring glasses of lemonade for lunch. His brown hair was a mess, his clothes were wrinkled and grass-stained, and he carried a bundle of dandelion puffs in his hands. He held them out to her, nearly shouting, “Here!”
Continue reading “Dandelion Wishes”
Laramie, Wyoming, 2044 — Six-year-old Henry Liam peered up through the open hatch to the attic, hazel eyes scanning the area for his older sister.
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