After her mother leaves for a mission trip with her church, Marilyn Rouse is left to travel to Tulsa. There she will be staying with her Aunt Elizabeth and cousin Ada. She tries not to get too comfortable with life in Tulsa but she soon realizes, she is in for more than she signed up for. **This story does include strong language, sexual scenes, racism, and an instance of sexual assault. There will be a trigger warning on the chapter containing sexual assault. Please read author's notes as well. Enjoy!** All rights to S.E. Hinton for The Outsiders characters and ideas.