Every summer Grace Donovan moves to Brocks Creek for a month to visit her dad. This time Grace will be visiting in the fall, meaning she needs to enroll into Brocks Creek Highschool as a senior. In BCHS senior prom is a big deal for all girls who have dreamed of being Prom Queen. This is of course, every girl except for Grace who never cared about being 'popular' back in her hometown. Grace loves the idea of living with her dad for a few months, but will her hometown bring too much competition and change who she is, or will she stay true to herself and overcome the temptation of popularity?


1. Goodbyes

"Wait Grace!" I hear my Mom yell to me as I'm about to board the plane. 

I look back and see her holding up my purse I must've left at the house. I was so happy to see her here. To be able to say goodbye before I left. I run back to her and grab my purse. 

"Thanks Mom" I said with a slight smile even though I wanted to burst out crying and go home right now. A bit dramatic, I know. But its true. I mean I want to go to Brocks Creek to see Dad, but not for three months. Not that long. 

Before I can even remember, my parents divorced. It wasn't the whole dramatic tragedy for me as people make it out to be. My life was just the same as everyone elses. Other than that one month of every summer I left fleming and went to summer camp in Brocks Creek. This year is different though. My mom was sick during the summer and I wanted to stay home to take care of her. My dad was upset that I didn't come so I decided I would go there when Mom got better. Well, guess what? Mom's better and she is going on some long business trip. This is a very long time for us to be apart. Especially for her. She is very emotional over it. I can hear it in her voice.

I watched as a tear escaped her eyes. She quickly wiped it away thinking I didn't see it. 

"I'll be back soon. Don't worry." I said and hugged her. She shook her head. 

"How can I not? Do you realize who I'm sending you to stay with for three months?" She asked.

"I will be fine." I assured her.

"Promise me you will call if anything happens and you want to come home."

"I promise." I said and hugged her one last time. 

I started to walk away and felt her eyes on me with each step I took towards the plane. I wanted to stay home. I didn't want to leave my town. I didn't want to leave my mom. But at the same time, I was going to have what everyone has dreamed of at one point. I could go to a school where noone knows me. Where I could be anyone. Do just about anything. And this is what gave me a rush. A rush to leave this town and start a new life. I may only have that life for a few months, but it would be fun, right? I looked back just before I entered the plane and saw my mom waving. I smiled back and right above her head was a sign hanging from the ceiling that read "Welcome to Fleming.". I mentaly said goodbye to my familiar town and hello to Brocks Creek. After all that's all I'm going to see for the next three months. Might as well get used to it.

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