Shade Ch. 4: Beating the House
Summary: Hyde finds himself homeless, on a night where Jackie is without parents. The gift he gave her last Christmas draws him to her, but his attachment lingers past that rainy first night, grows through countless experiences, and leads him across state lines. Their relationship is a high-stakes gamble, but Jackie may fold before Hyde can show all his cards.
Rating: T, appropriate for thirteen-years-old and up.
Long Mii (the cat) by Stock-Heil