As the sun rose over the small town of Millfield, Indiana on a chilly autumn morning, 12-year-old Emily stepped off her front porch with a sense of adventure pulsing through her veins. She had always been captivated by the abandoned barn at the edge of town; it stood tall and imposing against the horizon like a beacon calling out to her.
The world was once a peaceful place. The skies were blue, the grass was green and people went about their daily lives without fear of violence or danger. Then came the great war and everything changed. The sky turned grey as bombs rained down from above, destroying buildings and homes in their path.