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Chapter One

Marshall sat at home in his neat living room, reading the newspaper. He was pretty bored with it, since it was yesterday's paper. One of his neighbors had probably taken the newest version. The doorbell rang impatiently. The 6 foot 2 man worked his way to the front door, and opened it cautiously. A young woman stood there. Her hair was fiery red, and she had pale skin with high cheekbones and thin lips.

"Are you Marshall Mann?" She demanded angrily. He nodded reluctantly.

"Yeah, who are you?"

"Whitney Brandt, my sister Jessica used to go out with you." Marshall's heart skipped a beat. Yes, Jessie Brandt, it had almost been four years since he'd seen her. They went out for a year, and Marshall was in love with her. Jess moved away, she said she had a new job opportunity there, and left him in Albuquerque, alone. They tried a long distance relationship, but it didn't work out, so there he was. Her auburn hair glowed wherever she went, her bright green eyes that twinkled with happiness. She was Marshall's ideal woman, but she was not her ideal man.

"Yes, I remember. Has she moved back to Albuquerque?" he asked. She shook her head.

"Jessica died in a car accident nearly one year ago," Whitney said gently. Marshall felt light headed.

"Oh, god, poor Jess," he whispered.

"I have to leave now, so here," she said abruptly, pulling a little girl out who was cowering behind her back. She was about 3 or 4 years old, with light brown hair and grey eyes.

"Marshall, meet your daughter, Aliza Grace."

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