As soon as she stepped off the plane, her heart raced with excitement. She had been dreaming of this moment for years, imagining every detail of what it would be like to finally set foot in Italy. The sights, the sounds, and most importantly - the food. As a chef and avid foodie, she had spent countless hours studying Italian cuisine and perfecting her craft.
The sun had just set on the small town of Millfield, and a stillness had settled over the streets. It was quiet enough to hear the distant chirping of crickets as young Ellie made her way home from soccer practice. She turned down Maple Street, where she lived with her parents in a quaint brick house that looked like every other house on the block.