A/N: this is my first Sweeney Todd Fanfiction. I wrote it during school and finally decided to finally type it up. i posted it because my friend at school says that she really likes it and I know that if it's on FanFic, I'll be inspired to continue.

I didn't mean to do anything wrong. how was I supposed to know anything about the quaint little shop on Fleet Street? Sure I read about the legend, briefly, but they were just legends right? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Yes! It was over! The last day of sleep away camp was over for the summer! Life would be better than ever, at least until September.

"Jamie! Your brother's here!" my friend Claire called at the cabin entryway. Ugh, don't get me wrong, Claire and I are the best of friends (actually she's my only friend here), but I just hated it when people called me Jamie. I don't care if I'm a girl; my name is James, just James.

I left the cabin after saying my goodbyes to Claire. I was a little sad, I'd admit, but all of that changed when I saw my brother Cole.

Cole is way older than me. he's twenty two whereas I'm only fourteen. There are so many ways that we're different. Age for one thing, hair (his is blonde, I'm a brunette), eye color (his is blue, mine's a dark red), and especially our interests. He could sit around for days on end, doing nothing but play video games and watch TV. I couldn't go a day without reading.

But despite all of that, we are really close. Our parents both died within days of each other, so we're all that we have. It's actually not that bad.

"Excuse me Miss, but I'm looking for a girl names James, have you seen her?" Cole said playfully with an obviously fake confused look.

"Sorry sir, I've never met anyone with the name of James. Better luck next time though." Laughing, he pulled me into a tight hug. I hugged back.

"Did you pack all your stuff?"


"And everything is washed?"


"Good because we're not coming back." Cole practically blew up with excitement.

I on the other hand, was never more confused. "What? What do you mean never coming back?"

"Well, we'll be back in time for the school year, but we're gone for the rest of the summer!" his eyes were bulging out of his head threatening to pop out, he was so happy.

"Really? Where are we going? Is it far or is it only a couple hours away by car? You're not taking me to Disneyland again are you? I've lived in Florida Cole, but I'm getting kind of sick of it."

"James! You're babbling."

"Sorry," I said in an apologetic tone. I don't know what gets into me sometimes.

"That's okay. We're not going to Disneyland. We're going to London!"

London! Fabulous London! The best book shops around!

"Let's go!" I ran to the car and we were off to the airport.

A/N: what did you think so far? Like it, hate it? then review it!