From the age of three, all I’ve known is Stonewell Manor, home of the prominent political figure, Josiah Stonewell. Josiah and I were once close companions, but as we grew older, our stations in life demanded distance.
You see, I am a Walker: a survivor of a deadly virus that wiped away a large portion of the population, and my immunity allows me to be fortunate enough to serve the prestigious Stonewell household. I am a cook, servant, and general housemaid, but my life is content.
My every waking moment is lived for Josiah, his praise, his sighs, his nearness. I don’t know the exact moment I fell in love with him, but I do know that if anyone found out about our lingering stares, it would end his political career.
When Cyler Black and his beautiful sister come to visit Stonewell Manor, I find myself squinting down the barrel of heartbreak. Cyler offers me a chance at freedom in a new Providence where he and six other male leaders live. Choices will be made, goodbyes will be said, and the world I thought I knew, changes. But the biggest choice of all is deciding on what my heart wants.