Lisa Seward was nineteen when she ran away, disappearing without a trace, nor a word to anybody. The news of Jimmy's tragic death brought her back, but she had no intentions of staying until a run-in at the cemetery. Can she face her brother, her family, and her friends? Or will the repressed memory of what drove her away come back to haunt her? Avenged Sevenfold will never be the same without Jimmy, but they aren't ready to give up everything just yet. Will they find a new drummer?
"The Sunscale Islands. I guess it's just one of those places, y'know? You'd never know it existed, not unless you knew where to look. And with a name like that, it sounds like paradise. Made me think of golden beaches, and the sun reflecting off crystal clear waters. To be fair, it was a fitting name. It's like California without all of the people, great little getaway.
And yet.. Sometimes there's just places that are better left alone."
Following a touring cycle that stretched on for eternity, Avenged Sevenfold were making a break for it, in the best way they could. A little holiday to a small group of islands tucked away in the midst of the ocean, where no one knew their names, nor did they exactly care. It sounded like a great idea at first. But it's never always that easy, and that's especially apparent when tragedy strikes before they even step foot on the islands. With the band torn in two, it's down to survival, luck's favour and generally being a stubborn pain in the backside to bring them back together.
But then, just when they think they're out of the woods... It's time for a bit of an encore.
Jane and Zack have been roaming the streets of Orange County together since they were kids. It's no secret among family and friends about how they feel for each other, but it seems the universe has other plans in mind.
How can two people who are clearly meant to be with each other not figure out a way to do so?
Part 1 of the As Paths Cross series
When Lizzie dies, Matt is left lost in the dark and desperately trying to find meaning in his life again. Can a face from his past guide him back into the light?
A five part story about surviving, healing and learning to live again.