Prologue: Another Dream
There are two things in life you never plan for: finding your true love and then losing her. But that's what happened to me. And it was only the beginning.
And I'm not one to dwell on the past, so we won't go into specifics. But we'd had ten amazing years. More amazing than anything an ex-Marine from a dying world could have hoped for. We'd found a new home, and we'd started new traditions of our own. Guess I should have know after Tommy that I was destined to lose everyone I loved. Nothing lasts forever. I'd been living a dream. The most incredible, amazing dream I'd ever had in my short, pitiful life.
Sooner or later, though, you always have to wake up.