When you watch someone grow up, you don't expect to fall in love with them. That's how I felt when I came to the realization I saw my little sister's best friend as more than just the girl from across the street. After being roped into attending her dance performance, I had no choice but to accept Tessa Gordon for the vivacious beauty she is.

To say everything came to life that evening would be an understatement.

But there she was, staking her claiming, forcing me to man up, and let her know how I've always felt.
And things were great...

Until the unthinkable happened, giving me a crash course on love, compassion, and what it means to be utterly devoted to someone.

I'm Austin Lancaster and I save lives for a living. I never thought I'd have to save hers.