The wind was howling outside, rattling the windows and making the branches of trees dance wildly. Inside, Sarah huddled under a blanket on her couch, eyes glued to the TV screen as she watched the latest news report. Hurricane Christina was headed straight for their small town on the coast, and everyone was being urged to evacuate.
It was the summer of 1985 when Sarah first laid eyes on him. She had just moved to the small town of Millfield and was immediately captivated by his rugged good looks and quiet demeanor. He worked at the local diner and always seemed to be surrounded by a cloud of mystery. Despite her best efforts, Sarah could never seem to get close to him.
It was the summer of '87, and the sleepy town of Millfield had never seen anything like it. The circus had rolled into town with its colorful tents, exotic animals, and a host of performers that promised an unforgettable show. For twelve-year-old Lily, who had spent most of her life cooped up in her family's small farm, this was an opportunity to escape reality and explore a world beyond her wildest dreams.
The sun was setting over the jagged peaks of the Himalayas, casting a warm, golden glow over everything in its path. In a small village nestled between two mountains, there lived a young girl named Rhea who longed for adventure beyond the borders of her home. Her days were spent taking care of her family's livestock and helping her mother with household chores, but her heart yearned for something more.