Ellie had what one would call a "basic boring life". She went to school daily, worked a decent job, and a best friend. She had two loving parents, and an annoying but somehow adorable little brother. Her life was seamlessly normal. All of that changed one winter morning when her entire family got caught up in a gang war. Her parents were stuck in the crossfire while her brother had disappeared. Her family fell apart after that..Her mother didn't survive and her brother was never found. Her father developed an uncontrollable drinking problem and Ellie was forced to raise herself... Or thats what she thought until CPS showed up and forced Ellie to move across the country and in with her elderly grandmother. As any teen would believe, Ellie believed her life was over. Well that was until she met Kai Matthews. He turned her life upside with one swing.