We needed more time...

They died so fast.
But still so excruciatingly slow.

17 year old Tourmaline has lived her hole live without her parents, and with her one light-purple eye and the other bright-green.

She's just a freak, right?

But Tourmaline has no idea what kind of power hides behind those purple and green eyes, and she has no idea what will happen on her 18th birthday.

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1. Prologue.

Prologue.

 

Were driving home from dinner at grans. My father is driving the car, with my mother in the passenger seat and me in the back. We’re all singing along to a song on the radio, and I look out the window. I always thought this winding road was huge, but when I see the car heading straight for our car I think again. I don’t even have time to scream, and my beloved father doesn't have time to steer the car away from the other car - not that he could have - but I do have time to close my eyes. The two cars smash together with an excruciating sound. Someone has stopped their car and is calling 911. I get hauled out of the car, but I can’t feel the pain, I can’t even cry. Because when I look back, all I can see is my loved and cherished parents lying in a bloodied, glass filled heap under the car that was safe and sound just minutes ago. I quickly look away and start to sob. The paramedic says something but I can’t hear him over my grieving screams.

 

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