Patriotism, Morality, and Peace
Titus starts this year with two goals. One: Prove he is capable of leading the varsity football team next year as their captain. Two: Confess his feelings to one of his best friends, Reese. By the end of the football season he has every reason to believe he accomplished his first goal. But when a promise to his other best friend and havoc turn his life upside down he isn't sure he'll ever get the chance to tell Reese how he feels. Reese Milson starts her sophomore year at Laton High School with her new boyfriend and two best friends by her side. When bad goes to worse and Reese hides from reality, it takes everything she has and the help of her best friend Titus to pull her back out of the darkness she had fallen into. Will they survive this year? Will Titus ever get his chance with Reese or will the promise he made keep them apart?
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