For the Gearin' Up to Get an Agent blogfest, week two is all about creation and the story chain. There is still time to sign up for week three (query contest) and week four (agent pitch contest)
If you'd like to follow the story chain for wk 2 here go the list is here and I will be posting the final version on Friday.
"Yes," every thing's in order," Tony sighed. He looked toward me with that, 'I'm so sorry' expression.
"What? Why are you looking at me like that?"
A cough garbled up what Tony said next, but Dio heard. "Your parents, they drowned on their vacation in Istanbul. I'm so sorry to have to tell you like this. I have been working very hard to get you in a good home, and Sandy, well, she is like a second mother to you."
Dio glanced through tear stained eyes toward Sandy. "Is this true?"
"I'm sorry Butterscotch, but it is."
Suddenly Dio hated that nickname. It stung her like slap to the face, but what she hated more were the next words that came out of Sandy's mouth. "Tony has brought your bag. You're going to Europe with me."